Access to steroids outside of a valid prescription is becoming easier in Ocean County. Take into account Ocean County’s current battle with opioid addiction and you have a recipe for an active police force and investigations unit into all drug distribution networks. If you or someone you love were found in possession of steroids illegally, you will be facing a felony offense. With this comes the stain of criminal record and the potential for incarceration, probation, fines or community service. A conviction drug possession or drug distribution may derail your current career or any chance of a future career. If you have been arrested for possessing Testosterone, Winstrol, Anavar, HGH or any other steroid for that matter in Ocean County, speak with an attorney. It is critical that you obtain competent representation on your behalf as soon as possible. To discuss the facts of your case and consider what options exist, call our Point Pleasant office at 848-238-2100.
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)(1) is the New Jersey statute which handles steroid possession charges. The statute states that it is unlawful for any person knowingly or purposely, to obtain or to possess, actually or constructively, a controlled dangerous substance (steroids). This law is particularly straightforward. However, many strong defense lawyers have successfully litigated questions over “possession.” In particular, our firm has obtained multiple dismissals on drug possession charges by attacking the State’s inability to prove “actual possession”, “constructive possession” or “joint possession.” To discuss whether or not your case can be defeated due to a violation of your constitutional rights, call our Point Pleasant office today.
Is there Jail time for Steroid Possession 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 (6) 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 Little Egg Harbor NJ
All steroid distribution charges, whether it the possession with the intent to distribute, the distribution and/or the manufacturing of steroids can be found under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5. Just like all other drug distribution charges in New Jersey, the quantity of the drug in question will determine the severity of your charges. The degree of your charge and the corresponding quantities are as follows:
3rd Degree Steroid Distribution Offense in NJ
Quantity less than 1/2 Ounce
Carries between 3 and 5 years in prison and a $35,000 fine
2nd Degree Steroid Distribution Offense in NJ
Quantity between 1/2 Ounce but less than 5 Ounces
Carries between 5 and 10 years in prison and a $150,000 fine
1st Degree Steroid Distribution Offense in NJ
Quantity exceeds 5 Ounces
Carries between 10 and 20 years in prison and a $200,000 fine.
Clearly, steroid distribution charges carry significantly longer prison sentences than steroid possession charges
Steroid Charges Defense Lawyer in Lacey NJ
If you or someone you love is facing criminal charges in Ocean County, our law firm can help. We will provide an initial consultation free of charge. Call 848-238-2100 contact us online today and schedule an appoint with one of our partners. We also meet with clients on evenings and weekends upon request. With offices conveniently located in Point Pleasant, we consistently appear on behalf of clients in Seaside Heights,Seaside Park, Lakewood, Point Pleasant, Manchester and throughout Ocean County.
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