New Orleans Steroid Lawyer

New Orleans Steroid Lawyer

Arrested For Steroids in New Orleans

We handle all types of steroid criminal defense issues and cases in New Orleans from the distribution of steroids in New Orleans to buying anabolic steroids in New Orleans to buying and selling human growth hormones (HGH) in New Orleans.  We have handled major steroid drug distribution cases in and around the city of New Orleans as well as successfully defended illegal steroid manufacturing and distribution steroid houses in New Orleans.

About Our New Orleans Steroid Defense Attorneys

J. Clark Baird is a federal criminal defense lawyer who specializes in steroid defense cases around the city of New Orleans ranging from minor possession to large-scale steroid distribution rings in New Orleans.  His experience includes federal drug cases of all types form steroids to meth to cocaine but he spends a lot of time practicing with cases dealing in the realm of performance enhancing substances and anabolic steroids.

Steroid distribution cases in New Orleans raise unique questions, issues, laws, and approaches that other types of drug cases in New Orleans do not raise.  J. Clark Baird is a federal criminal defense lawyer that has a distinct knowledge of those unique features and it is what separates him from other criminal defense attorneys that handle steroid cases as if they were normal drug cases in New Orleans.  Not every criminal defense lawyer in New Orleans can offer the experience and knowledge to defend you in a steroid selling and distribution case with steroid charges.

New Orleans Steroid Possession vs New Orleans Steroid Trafficking

The main difference from being charged with anabolic steroid possession in New Orleans versus being charged with possession of anabolic steroids with intent to distribute steroids can be the difference from getting probation compared to many years in  jail or prison.  With general drugs like cocaine and weed, it is easy to determine the use for personal versus selling based upon the weight amount, but steroid users do not follow the same sets of weights that those users do, so many steroid users in New Orleans get charged with selling rather than simple possession.

Steroid possession of what seems like large quantity of anabolic steroid in New Orleans allows the New Orleans prosecutors to determine that you were engaging in selling steroids as well when the reality it may have been just personal use.  This is a mistake that can be pointed out by an experienced defense attorney in New Orleans regards steroid cases.  Steroid users purchase in large amounts as opposed to cocaine users.

Federal Sentencing Steroid Distribution Charges In New Orleans

Many New Orleans lawyers believe that, under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for steroid cases, there is not much room for the defense lawyer to advocate for his client.  These ineffective steroid defense lawyers approach sentencing in federal court, not as an opportunity to affect the outcome in a positive way for his client; but, rather, as an exercise in arithmetic.  Their approach goes no further than to explain the sentencing guideline calculation to the client.   Nothing could be less helpful to the defendant in a steroid selling case.
What Federal Penalties Will I Face In A Steroid Distribution Case in New Orleans?

The below are the federal penalties for steroid distribution and possession in New Orleans:

  • Simple possession of steroids with no prior offenses
    • Up to a year in federal prison; and/or
    • Minimum fine of $1,000.
  • Simple possession of steroids with certain prior convictions
    • Minimum 15 days in prison, and up to two years in New Orleans prison; and/or
    • Minimum fine of $2,000.
  • Possession with intent to sell
    • Up to five years in New Orleans prison; and/or
    • Minimum fine of $5,000.

What State Penalties Will I Face In New Orleans For Steroid Distribution?

  • Simple New Orleans steroid possession can be defined as either a misdemeanor or felony, and one may face jail time of up to 2 years if in a state where New Orleans steroid possession is deemed a felony. A fine will usually be assessed in states that list steroids as a misdemeanor.
  • The sale of steroids in New Orleans is a felony in every state, and in some states, the penalty for the sale of steroids can be up to 7 years in prison according to law in New Orleans.

If you have been arrested for steroid possession or intent to sell steroids in New Orleans, it is very important that you contact a criminal defense lawyer in regards to your charges.  These are very serious charges and we know how to handle steroid cases in New Orleans.  Call Us Today (502) 583-3388.