St. Louis Steroid Lawyer

St. Louis Steroid Lawyer

Arrested For Steroids in St. Louis

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

About Our St. Louis Steroid Defense Attorneys

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

St. Louis Steroid Possession vs St. Louis Steroid Trafficking

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

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

Federal Sentencing Steroid Distribution Charges In St. Louis

Many St. Louis 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 St. Louis?

The below are the federal penalties for steroid distribution and possession in St. Louis:

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

What State Penalties Will I Face In St. Louis For Steroid Distribution?

  • Simple St. Louis 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 St. Louis 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 St. Louis 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 St. Louis.

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