Anabolic steroids are drugs that behave like testosterone and are generally associated with what is known as “doping” in the athletic community. Possessing, selling and distributing anabolic steroids can result in either or both state and Federal-Level Drug Charges, the results of which can devastate a person’s life if a conviction is secured While lesser charges associated with anabolic steroids will typically be state-level charges, federal anabolic steroid charges can be invoked if large amounts of the drug are allegedly involved, if the drugs are carried across state lines and/or if a federal DEA (drug enforcement agency) agent makes the arrest.
Regardless of whether state or federal anabolic steroid charges are filed, it will be critical that the accused works with the Denver drug defense lawyers at the Adams Law Firm. While we will work aggressively to defend the rights of the accused in any legal setting, we will also work diligently to help the accused resolve their case as beneficially as possible. Our fierce litigating skills, coupled with our in-depth knowledge of criminal law and our dedication to our Clients, means that we can consistently deliver favorable outcomes to our Clients cases.
Anabolic Steroids Convictions and Penalties
The nature of the punishments associated with an anabolic steroid conviction will vary according to whether:
The charges are filed at the state or federal level.
The accused has prior drug convictions or a criminal record.
Larger or smaller amounts of the drugs were involved in the case.
The accused is a minor.
Other criminal charges are associated with the incident.
In general, however, the following penalties are typically imposed when no other aggravating factors are involved in the case:
For a first offense of anabolic steroid possession – Up to 1 year in prison and/or fines up to $1,000; for each subsequent offense of steroid possession, the accused can face up to 2 and 3 years in prison, respectively.
For a first offense of anabolic steroid trafficking – Up to 5 years in prison, 2 years of mandatory parole and/or fines up to $250,000; for a subsequent offense, the accused can face up to 10 years in prison (Keep in mind that Drug Trafficking can involve the act of selling, transporting and/or distributing anabolic steroids).
If you or a loved one has been charged with any drug crime, make sure you have the strongest possible defense, and contact our Denver anabolic steroids defense attorneys by emailing us or calling us at (720) 333-9490.
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When facing any type of criminal charge, the accused will want to secure the strongest possible defense representation in order to reduce the chances of conviction, the possibility of having to submit to harsh sentences and the chances of having a permanent criminal record.
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