Anabolic Steroids Possession with Intent to Deliver/Distribute
Drug Possession Defense Attorney for Those in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Throughout Michigan Charged with Anabolic Steroids Possession with Intent to Deliver/Distribute
Individuals who possess anabolic steroids and intend to distribute or deliver these substances will face severe criminal penalties if convicted. It is illegal in the state of Michigan to possess these anabolic-androgen steroids without a valid prescription. At Grabel & Associates, our Michigan drug crimes defense lawyers are experienced, skilled, and aggressive. We are known throughout the state as a criminal defense firm that vigorously protects the legal rights and freedom of our clients, reaching positive results in the majority of cases.
Anabolic steroids are commonly used by athletes and bodybuilders, and have been in the news frequently in past years as well-known athletes and even Olympic contenders have been accused of "doping." Individuals who are arrested for anabolic steroids possession with intent to distribute, deliver, sell, or manufacture will face federal charges; if convicted, you may spend years in prison and be required to pay substantial monetary fines.
Michigan Classifies Anabolic Steroids as Schedule III Drugs
Schedule I and Schedule II drugs are considered the most addictive and/or abused, and subject those convicted of possessing, manufacturing, or distributing these drugs to harsh punishment. Anabolic steroids are classified as Schedule III drugs in Michigan, which is a class of drugs, which have some, accepted medical uses and are considered a moderate risk in regards to abuse and/or addiction.
Very similar to the effects individuals experience when taking the male hormone testosterone, anabolic steroids are often used by individuals who desire to enhance strength and endurance, build muscle quickly, and recover quickly from vigorous training. However, there are many health risks associated with the drug, some potentially fatal.
Individuals who are athletes and found to be in possession of anabolic steroids may face a ruined reputation and career. Many baseball and Olympic celebrities have fallen over the years because of "doping." If you are found guilty of anabolic steroids possession with intent to deliver or distribute, the penalties you face are life-changing.
Michigan Penalties for Anabolic Steroids Possession with Intent to Deliver/Distribute
It is critical that you obtain the legal support and expertise of a Michigan anabolic steroids attorney if you have been arrested for possession of anabolic steroids with intent. Without legal representation, you almost certainly face serious consequences.
Individuals who are first-time offenders and who are found guilty of anabolic steroids possession face fines of as much as $1,000, up to one year in jail, or both. The penalties become even more severe if you are found guilty of anabolic steroids possession with intent to deliver or distribute. A first-time offender will face potential punishment, which includes a fine of up to $500,000 and/or up to 10 years in prison.
Just as with other drug crimes, certain factors may affect your sentencing, meaning you could face increased prison time and/or fines. Individuals with a previous conviction on drug-related charges could be imprisoned for as long as 20 years. If you are a business entity, the anabolic steroid crime resulted in death or serious bodily injury to another person, or a minor was involved, sentencing may be enhanced. For instance, a business entity may be ordered to pay up to $2,500,000 in fines for a first-time offense. First-time offenders may be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison if the crime resulted in death or serious bodily injury.
Serious Drug Crimes Require Strong Legal Representation of a Skilled Michigan Drug Crimes Defense Attorney
Our team of criminal defense lawyers diligently pursues justice for our clients. We exhaust every legal option, analyzing the client's case to determine all possible defense strategies, and to seek out any possible alternative sentencing options. Our top priority is to keep you out of jail, having charges dismissed or reduced when possible. Without effective legal counsel, you may face the loss of your freedom and career, and a ruined reputation.
We pride ourselves on being available to our clients 24/7. Individuals who desire a free case evaluation or to speak with our experienced case analyst should call 1-800-342-7896 immediately. At Grabel & Associates, we provide the strong, aggressive, and effective legal representation we would desire if we were in the client's shoes. Contact us online today.