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Can you get in trouble for taking MDMA at a rave?

On Behalf of | Aug 9, 2023 | Criminal Defense |

Rave culture has surged in popularity across the United States. These events are often associated with electronic music and the use of substances such as MDMA, also known as ‘Molly’ or ‘Ecstasy.’

While MDMA might be common at raves, its possession, use and distribution remain illegal under both federal and Louisiana state laws. You need to know the potential consequences if law enforcement catches you with this substance.

Consequences of possession

Under Louisiana law, the possession of MDMA is a serious offense. If caught, you face potential fines and a significant amount of time in jail. The exact consequences depend on several factors, including the quantity of the substance and any prior convictions.

Distribution and manufacturing risks

The risks become substantially greater if law enforcement suspects you are distributing or manufacturing MDMA. This not only includes selling the substance but also sharing it with friends at a rave. These actions can lead to longer jail sentences and larger fines.

Health risks

Beyond the legal implications, you should also consider the health risks associated with MDMA use. This substance can lead to serious health problems, including dehydration, increased heart rate and even overdosing. In some instances, these health issues can be fatal.

A drug-related conviction can have a far-reaching impact on your future. It can affect your ability to secure employment, as many employers conduct background checks and may not hire individuals with a criminal record. It can also impact your eligibility for certain government benefits and housing opportunities. Understanding these risks can help you make better decisions about using MDMA.