California Steroid Laws
Performance enhancing drugs and performance enhancing compounds are readily available in modern society. With the advent of the internet anyone can buy any type of pharmaceuticals, drugs or narcotics online without a prescription. One of the more popular types of drugs being bought online, and from individual dealers, are anabolic steroids. The term steroids is a blanket term for any type of performance enhancing drug or pharmaceutical agent. If you are caught with steroids, buying steroids or selling steroids it can impact your life forever. Federal and state laws dictate that the possession of, possession with intent to distribute or sale of anabolic steroids are classified as felonies.
Performance Enhancing Drug Charge Attorney California
If you have been arrested and charged with a steroid crime in Orange County, California it is in your best interest to consult with a Newport Beach, California Steroid Charge Defense Attorney who has experience with steroid laws. Call The Law Office of David E. Swanson at 949-477-3030. Or, email Mr. Swanson here.
Are Anabolic Steroids Illegal?
Anabolic steroids are performance enhancing drugs that offer the same effects as testosterone, the primary male hormone. Many synthetic, or manmade, steroids are derivatives of testosterone. Steroids are typically taken in cycles ranging from 8-16 weeks, usually leading up to an athletic event or contest. Unless medically prescribed it is illegal to be in possessions of these drugs, hormones, compounds and their paraphernalia. Even drugs or compounds that are not technically steroids such as thyroid hormones, ephedrine or post-cycle recovery drugs can carry severe legal and financial consequences if you are caught buying or selling them. The Federal Anabolic Steroid Act Of 1990 groups anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs as Schedule III Narcotics. This is the same classification as barbiturates, LSD precursors and narcotic painkillers. Unlawful possession is punishable by up to 1 year in prison and or a minimum fine of $1,000.00.
Types of Anabolic Steroids
There are hundreds of performance enhancing drugs you can be caught with, be caught selling or caught buying. Some of the more common ones are:
- Deca Durabolin
- Human Growth Hormone
How a Newport Beach, CA Steroid Crime Defense can Help
Each steroid case is different. Steroid charges can add up quickly since often times the prosecution will equate 1cc or 1 pill with 1 count of possession. Even if you are caught with your own personal supply you may be charged with possession with intent to sell. Working with an Orange County Steroid Crime Attorney can help to minimize the legal, administrative and financial consequences regarding your case. In addition, having an attorney working on your behalf will ensure that your rights are protected.
Contact a Newport Beach, CA Steroid Crime Attorney
If you have been charged with any type of steroid related crime in Orange County, California please call Newport Beach, California State Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Law Lawyer David E. Swanson at 949-477-3030. You may also email Mr. Swanson here. The Law Office of David E. Swanson is located conveniently near the Harbor Courthouse.
The Law Office of David E. Swanson handles all types of steroid related offenses throughout Orange County, California. This includes, but is not limited to, Fullerton, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Irvine, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Bolsa Chica, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, Costa Mesa, Orange, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, and San Clemente..