Philadelphia Possession of Steroids Lawyers
While heroin and opiates are dangerous drugs to possess, you can also be charged with possession if you have steroids on your person. Steroids are often used to build your muscles while adding improvement to how you perform in an athletic nature. You can get steroids from friends and family members, at nutrition stores, and by contacting your doctor to get healthy steroids. You can also get products on the internet. However, some of the steroids that you get might not be safe for you to use. Some of them can also be illegal to possess. Officers sometimes perform undercover purchases in order to find those who are possessing steroids in an illegal manner.
It’s common for you to want to post pictures of yourself online after seeing the benefits that steroids give to your muscles and the rest of your body. You might talk to the people you go to the gym with or those who are online and who use the same types of steroids. When you post this information, you sometimes increase your chances of being charged with possession. You don’t need to have a large amount of anabolic steroids in your possession to be charged and to be punished. You could have only one week’s worth of steroids on your person for you to face serious consequences. There are several different types of anabolic steroids that are considered Schedule III drugs. If an officer finds steroids on your person or in your possession in any way, then you could face being in prison for up to one year. You could also have to pay at least $1,000 in fines. Your criminal history will be taken into consideration when you go to court. An attorney can offer assistance and determine whether there was probable cause in finding the steroids in the first place. Your attorney can also approach the court to try to have your charges and your sentence reduced so that you spend as little time as possible in jail or so that you don’t go to jail at all. Sometimes, an attorney can try to get you into a rehab center or a drug addiction program in exchange for staying out of jail.
If an officer discovers that you have only enough steroids that are normally used for a typical cycle, then you can still be charged with intent to sell. This would be because you have enough of the drug to deliver to someone else for the other person to use as well. If you’re charged with selling steroids or intending to sell steroids, then you’re looking at a felony offense. This would mean that you could spend up to five years in prison if you’re convicted and have fines of up to $15,000. There is a possibility that an officer has observed your behavior using steroids for some time. Once there is enough evidence to charge you with the crime of possession, then the officer will likely arrest you at a location that has been monitored as well. Your home is usually the first place officers will start when making an arrest. Sometimes, officers will talk to the people you associate with in order to make other arrests as well. A search warrant could be issued so that the officers can check your home as well as locations where you’ve used the steroids, such as a gym or your business.
When you’re arrested, you shouldn’t say anything to the officer. You need to speak with an attorney to discuss why you had the steroids and whether they were obtained in a legal manner. Any details from an informant will often be examined by the attorney to try to put the information in a negative light in the court’s eyes.