Virginia Lawyers for MDMA, Molly Possession and Distribution of Ecstasy

Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving Fairfax, Leesburg & Manassas, Virginia


Possession or Distribution of Ecstasy and MDMA

People contact The Gordon Law Firm with questions about Possession of MDMA charges or Distribution of MDMA charges often.  We have helped more than 1000 people charged with misdemeanor and felony drug offenses including Possession and Distribution of MDMA.

Carlos Wall and Alex Gordon are experienced, caring, and effective criminal defense attorneys who are ready to provide the best possible representaion for your charge of possession of MDMA.  We are not here to pass judgment because we understand that good people make mistakes.    We are here to fight for you and protect your rights in when you a facing an MDMA related drug charge in Virginia.  Call us today at 703.218.8416 or email us at for a Free Consultation.

We start with a free consultation for people charged with the crime of Distribution or Possession of MDMA in our office or over the phone. We take the time to learn the facts and the circumstances surrounding your arrest for MDMA or Molly possession from your point of view. Together we will develop strategies that may be available.  For instance, we might be able attack issues such as how you were encountered by the police and whether there was probable cause to conduct a legal search.  If the police made errors, there could be ways to suppress the evidence that they have gathered. 

Carlos Wall and Alex Gordon have 30 years of combined experience fighting drug charges like MDMA possession.  If you hire our firm, only Carlos or Alex will handle your case.  Your case will not be transferred to some other lawyer with less experience.  As criminal defense lawyers we are Virginia courtrooms fighting criminal charges like Possession of MDMA in Fairfax and Loudoun every day.  We also help people with drug charges like MDMA possession in Arlington County and Prince William County too.  Our drug possession lawyers have appeared before these judges hundreds of times.  We have worked hard to develop a reputation with the Commonwealth Attorneys as tough, prepared, and persistent.

You should have access to your criminal defense lawyer when you have questions.  To accommodate that goal, as a client of The Gordon Law Firm, you will be able to call or text Alex and Carlos on their cell phones if you have any concerns.

What is MDMA or Molly?

MDMA (MDMA) is a synthetic drug that alters mood and perception (awareness of surrounding objects and conditions). It is chemically similar to both stimulants and hallucinogens, producing feelings of increased energy, pleasure, emotional warmth, and distorted sensory and time perception. Others names include Molly and Ecstasy.


What is the Punishment for Possession of MDMA in Virginia?

Possession of MDMA is a Class 5 Felony. The punishments may include:

1 year to 10 years in prison; and/or

1 day to 12 months in jail; and/or

A fine of up to $2500.00; and 

A six month loss of your privilege to drive.

You can also be required by a court to complete drug treatment and probation. 

If this is your first time being charged with a drug offense and it is for simple possession of MDMA, you may be able to complete probation and drug treatment and have the MDMA charge dismissed pursuant to Virginia Code Section 18.2-251.

Sentencing and punishment is often determined by a judge.  If this is not your first offense, and you are found guilty by a judge, the court will consider Virginia Sentencing Guidelines for your MDMA possession conviction. 

What is the Punishment for Manufacturing or Distribution of MDMA in Virginia?

Under Virginia Code Section 18.2-248(C), for a first offense conviction of Manufacturing with the Intent to Distribute MDMA or Distribution of MDMA, the penalty is:

A sentence between 5 and 40 years in prison; and/or a fine of up to $500,000.

If this is the second offense of Distribution of Ecstasy or MDMA, or any other Schedule 1 or Schedule 2 substance:

A minimum sentence of 3 years in prison with a possibility of 5 years to Life in prison and/or a fine of up to $500,000.

Sentencing and punishment is often determined by a judge.  If this is not your first offense, and you are found guilty by a judge, the court will consider Virginia Sentencing Guidelines for your MDMA distribution conviction. 

What is the Punishment for Possession of MDMA with the Intent to Distribute?

Unfortunately there is no difference for merely possessing MDMA in Virginia with the intent to distribute and actually distributing MDMA.  The potential punishment is the same according to Virginia Code Section 18.2-248(C).


If you or a friend is facing a Ecstasy or MDMA possession charge in Fairfax, Loudoun, or Prince William County, do not wait. Call The Gordon Law Firm today at 703.218.8416 or email us at for a Free Consultation.  We look forward to being able to help.