Molly, a new name for the old-time drug ecstasy, is making headlines around the country after recent overdose deaths have been reported.
What’s New About Ecstasy?
Part of the resurging interest in the drug may be owed to music artists who refer to Molly in their songs. Some sing about finding Molly while others make no bones about using the drug. Authorities on the subject say that one place the drug can be found in is clubs, but it is also making the rounds in high schools and middle schools—yes, even here in Utah.
Using Molly can cause severe dehydration, heart and kidney problems and increase the risk of seizures. A Schedule I controlled substance, the use and/or distribution of Molly is also illegal in Utah. The first conviction of possession of a small amount of a Schedule I substance is a class B misdemeanor. The second conviction penalty is a class A misdemeanor and three or more convictions are third degree felonies.
Most adults know that illegal drugs are bad for them, but those same people are certainly capable of choosing for themselves. Kids, on the other hand, tend to think that they’re infallible and the worst won’t happen to them. Unfortunately, where legal matters are concerned, people who get into trouble usually don’t go into a situation thinking that they’ll end up in a bind.
Parents Can Help Kids in Legal Trouble
That’s where a good Utah juvenile defense attorney comes in. An attorney isn’t going to judge a kid; he or she will be your child’s advocate and make sure that your son or daughter is treated fairly and respectfully.
If your child is in legal hot water, do the right thing and call a Utah juvenile defense attorney today.