Rave & Club Drugs
Young people are always looking for exciting new experiences. Unfortunately, this can include the desire for new recreational drugs.
Law enforcement is aware of the changing drug landscape, and prosecutors are interested in charging and convicting drug offenders of all ages and backgrounds. This landscape includes so-called rave drugs like MDMA or methylenedioxymethamphetamine, commonly known as Ecstasy and sometimes spoken of in conjunction with, or interchangeably with, the increasingly synthetic “Molly.”
In addition to drug possession and distribution charges, rave drugs are often tied to felony sex crimes charges related to nonconsensual “drugged” sex. Sometimes rave drugs are tied to fatalities that lead to serious criminal charges.
Severe Penalties, Experienced Representation
Although rave drugs are often thought to be harmless and fun, they are a serious focus of federal and state law enforcement in Oregon. And that means many young people face very severe jail and prison sentences for drug crimes addressed by state court ballot measure 57. For example, a person can be sentenced to:
- Between 58 to 130 months in prison in cases involving 100 grams or more of heroin or Ecstasy/MDMA (or 500 pills)
- Up to six years’ incarceration for a crime involving 50 or more grams of heroin or Ecstasy/MDMA (or 250 pills)
In these drug matters, the need for an experienced criminal defense attorney could not be greater. At Steven J. Sherlag, P.C., in Portland, I provide aggressive criminal defense counsel on behalf of young people charged with drug offenses. Equipped with more than two decades of trial experience, I am unafraid to fight intensely for my clients’ rights in all drug matters, all the way to jury trial, particularly when excessively harsh penalties are being threatened by the prosecution.
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