Worcester Lawyers for Steroid Charges
Criminal Defense Firm in Massachusetts
Performance-enhancing drugs and performance-enhancing compounds are readily available in modern society. With the advent of the Internet, anyone can buy many kinds of pharmaceuticals, drugs, or narcotics online without a prescription. At Murphy & Rudolf, LLP, we defend clients facing narcotics charges for steroid possession.
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What You Need to Know About Anabolic Steroids
The term “steroid” is a blanket term for any type of performance-enhancing drug or pharmaceutical agent. Today, one of the more popular types of drugs being bought online and from individual black market dealers are anabolic steroids. Hundreds of performance-enhancing drugs fall under the category of anabolic steroids.
Types of anabolic steroids include:
- Testosterone (a.k.a. Test, which comes in many forms)
Deca-Durabolin (a.k.a. Deca)
Winstrol (a.k.a. Winnie-V)
Equipoise (a.k.a. EQ)
Human Growth Hormone (a.k.a. GH or HGH)
Clenbuterol (a.k.a. Clen)
Many synthetic, or manmade, steroids are derivatives of the male hormone testosterone. These steroids are typically taken in cycles ranging from 8-16 weeks, usually leading up to an athletic event, contest, or demonstration. Unless medically prescribed, it is illegal to be in possession of these drugs, hormones, compounds, and paraphernalia. If you are facing charges involving steroids, our Worcester criminal defense lawyers can defend you in court.
Federal Laws Regarding Steroids
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 categorizes 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 of steroids is punishable by up to one year in prison and a fine of $1,000. Steroid charges can add up quickly since the prosecution will often equate 1cc or one pill with one count of possession. Even if you are caught with your own personal supply you may be charged with possession with intent to sell. The Worcester criminal defense attorneys at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP can work quickly to try to minimize the legal, administrative, and financial consequences regarding your case.
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