San Diego Steroid Lawyer

San Diego Steroid Lawyer

Arrested For Steroids in San Diego

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

About Our San Diego Steroid Defense Attorneys

J. Clark Baird is a federal criminal defense lawyer who specializes in steroid defense cases around the city of San Diego ranging from minor possession to large-scale steroid distribution rings in San Diego.  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 San Diego raise unique questions, issues, laws, and approaches that other types of drug cases in San Diego 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 San Diego.  Not every criminal defense lawyer in San Diego can offer the experience and knowledge to defend you in a steroid selling and distribution case with steroid charges.

San Diego Steroid Possession vs San Diego Steroid Trafficking

The main difference from being charged with anabolic steroid possession in San Diego 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 San Diego get charged with selling rather than simple possession.

Steroid possession of what seems like large quantity of anabolic steroid in San Diego allows the San Diego 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 San Diego regards steroid cases.  Steroid users purchase in large amounts as opposed to cocaine users.

Federal Sentencing Steroid Distribution Charges In San Diego

Many San Diego 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 San Diego?

The below are the federal penalties for steroid distribution and possession in San Diego:

  • 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 San Diego prison; and/or
    • Minimum fine of $2,000.
  • Possession with intent to sell
    • Up to five years in San Diego prison; and/or
    • Minimum fine of $5,000.

What State Penalties Will I Face In San Diego For Steroid Distribution?

  • Simple San Diego 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 San Diego 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 San Diego 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 San Diego.

If you have been arrested for steroid possession or intent to sell steroids in San Diego, 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 San Diego.  Call Us Today (502) 583-3388.