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Mercer County NJ Steroid Lawyers
The illegal use of steroids has become more and more common over the years throughout New Jersey and Mercer County is no exception. As a result, the law enforcement has been actively seeking out leads and investigating these types of cases more frequently. As you will see below, regardless of whether or not someone is alleged to have been possessing and/or distributing steroids, they will be charged with a felony offense. Even outside of the potential for a lengthy prison sentence, the collateral consequences for a felony drug conviction can be devastating to someone’s life. It could cost them their careers, the ability to obtain / maintain professional licenses and could prevent them from being accepted into their dream college. If you have been arrested for possessing Testosterone, Winstrol, Anavar, HGH or any other steroid for that matter in Mercer County, it is essential that you speak to a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. These are serious charges and as such require the assistance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. If you would like to discuss your options with one of the criminal defense attorneys at Proetta & Oliver about your options, then please contact us at609-789-0779.
At Proetta & Oliver, we not only defend clients on steroid charges but marijuana possession, cocaine distribution, heroin possession, possession of MDMA with the intent to distribute and various other criminal charges as well. We comprehend the stress that most feel when they have been arrested and charged with a criminal offense, especially a felony drug offense. However, at our office, we feel that once you hire the right attorney, someone who not only dedicates their practice to criminal law but someone who is familiar with the courts, a lot of the stress can be relieved. If you have been charged with a drug offense in Mercer County, in towns like Hamilton, Trenton, Lawrenceville, East Windsor, West Windsor, Hopewell, Robbinsville or elsewhere, Proetta & Oliver can help. If you would like to speak to one of our Mercer County criminal defense attorneys about your options then please contact us at 609-789-0779. We can discuss the specifics of your case and we will give you our honest feedback on how we think we can be of assistance. If you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to ask.
Steroid Possession Lawyers in Hamilton NJ
All steroid possession charges will be litigated under NJSA 2C:35-10a(1). That is the governing statute for all drug possession charges in New Jersey. So whether you have been alleged to have possessed heroin, cocaine, marijuana, LSD or steroids, NJSA 2C:35-10a(1) will be the controlling statute. NJSA 2C:35-10a(1) is a rather straightforward statute, which states in pertinent part that:
“It is unlawful for any person knowingly or purposely, to obtain or to possess, actually or constructively, a controlled dangerous substance…”
With that being said, drug cases tend to be some of the most heavily litigated criminal cases out there. The reason being, almost every single drug arrest involves some form of a search and/or seizure. More often than not, proper protocol is not being followed during these searches and seizures. These errors provide a great avenue for a defense attorney to exploit. If the underlying search is deemed in violation of the Defendant’s constitutional rights, the charges may ultimately be dismissed. If you have been arrested and charged with the possession of steroids in Mercer County and you would like to speak to one of our attorneys about your options, then please contact our Hamilton office at 609-789-0779.
Is there Jail time for Steroids in NJ?
Steroid possession cases will be considered third degree felony offenses in New Jersey, even if the Defendant only had one pill of Anavar. A Defendant facing a third degree felony could be sentenced up to five years in a State Prison, fined up to $35,000 and have their driving privileges revoked for six months. With that being said, depending on the Defendant’s prior criminal history and the circumstances surrounding the charges, they maybe eligible for the Pretrial Intervention Program or Drug Court. These are diversionary programs in New Jersey that allow certain Defendants the ability to avoid jail and in some circumstances, avoid a criminal record.
Steroid Distribution Attorneys in Trenton NJ
All steroid distribution charges, whether it the possession with the intent to distribute, the distribution and/or the manufacturing of steroids will be governed by NJSA 2C:35-5. This section of the criminal code will also govern all other drug distribution charges as well. Just like all other drug distribution charges in New Jersey, the quantity of the drug in question will dictate what degree of a felony a Defendant is facing. Here is a breakdown of each degree.
1st Degree Distribution of Steroid Charges in NJ:
- Must be more than 5 Ounces
- If convicted, a Defendant could be sentenced up to twenty years in prison and fined up to $200,000.
2nd Degree Distribution of Steroid Charges in NJ:
- Must be more than 1/2 Ounce but less than 5 Ounces
- If convicted, a Defendant could be sentenced up to ten years in prison and fined up to $150,000.
3rd Degree Distribution of Steroid Charges in NJ:
- Must be less than 1/2 Ounce
- If convicted, a Defendant could be sentenced up to five years in prison and fined up to $35,000.
So as you can see, the potential jail exposure drastically increase when it is alleged that the Defendant distributed the steroids as opposed to possessed them.
Steroid Defense Attorneys in Princeton NJ
If you have been summonsed into court to answer for criminal charges like eluding, heroin distribution, aggravated assault, shoplifting, theft by deception, receiving stolen property or the possession of steroids, the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver can help. Are attorneys will make sure that no stone is left unturned and we will aggressively challenge the evidence presented against our clients in order to obtain a desirable outcome. If you would like to speak to one of our Mercer County criminal defense attorneys today about your options, then please contact us at 609-789-0779.