Somerset County NJ Steroid Lawyer
If you have been arrested and charged with a criminal offense like the possession of steroids in Somerset or Hunterdon County, the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver can help. Steroids, whether it be Testosterone, Winstrol, Anavar, HGH or some other form have been around forever. With that being said, when it comes to drug offenses in New Jersey, steroids are probably one of the last types of drugs that one would consider. In fact, although most people realize that steroids are illegal, they tend to think they are “no big deal”. However, that could not be any further from the truth. Steroids have been classified as a schedule III controlled dangerous substance (CDS) in New Jersey. As you will see below, anyone charged with possessing steroids will be facing a third degree felony offense. Furthermore, as one would imagine, the penalties only increase if the individual is either alleged to have possessed the steroids with the intent to distribute or distributed the steroids. If you have been charged with possessing or distributing steroids in Somerset County and you would like to speak to an attorney about your options then please contact our office at 908-533-1064.
At Proetta & Oliver we defend clients charged with the possession of steroids, the possession of heroin, the distribution of marijuana, the possession of MDMA and the possession of cocaine in courts throughout New Jersey, including courts throughout Somerset and Hunterdon County. Our attorneys fully comprehend what a felony drug conviction can do to someone’s life let alone a lengthy jail term. As such, we are dedicated to making sure that no stone is left unturned when it comes to defending our clients. At Preotta & Oliver we are dedicated to making sure that our clients receive the personal and hands on representation that your case not only deserves but requires. Unlike larger firms, where your case would most likely just be handed off to some associate who is “free to handle your court appearance” that day, Mr. Oliver, one of the firms founding partners, personally handles all criminal matters arising out of Somerset and Hunterdon County. If you would like to speak to Mr. Oliver about your options then please feel free to contact us at 908-533-1064. We can discuss the specifics of your case and formulate a game plan that works best to suit your needs. Our office serves all of Somerset and Hunterdon County, including Clinton, Readington, Raritan, Bridgewater, Bedminster, Bernards, Hillsborough, Franklin, Somerville and Flemington.
Hunterdon County NJ Steroid Possession Attorney
Charged with Steroids in New Jersey?
NJSA 2C:35-10a(1) will govern all steroid possession offenses in New Jersey. It also happens to govern all other drug possession offenses as well, including heroin, cocaine, LSD, Ecstasy, Crack Cocaine and MDMA. Pursuant to NJSA 2C:35-10a(1), anyone who has caught possessing HGH, Deca, Test, Anavar, Winstrol or any other anabolic steroid for that matter, will be facing a third degree felony offense. That is regardless of the quantity of the steroid as well, even a trace amount of Test or one dosage of Anavar will be considered a third degree felony. When it comes to drug possession offenses in New Jersey, there tends to be some key areas for a defense attorney to seek to attack. Whether it be the underlying possession aspect of the case, the initial seizure of the Defendant or the underlying search that lead to their arrest. That is why we strongly recommend that if you have been arrested for the possession of steroids that you speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney about your options. These cases are anything but straightforward and experience drug possession defense attorney can make a significant difference. To speak to one of our Somerset County criminal lawyers about your options then please contact our office at 908-533-1064.
Is there Jail time for Steroids in NJ?
All steroid possession charges will be considered third degree felony offenses in New Jersey. If convicted, a Defendant would be subject to the following penalties.
- 3 to 5 Years in Prison
- $35,000 Fine
- Community Service
- 6 Month Loss of License
- Felony Criminal Record
With that being said, if the Defendant has no prior criminal history, they maybe able to take advantage of the Pretrial Intervention Program. This is one of New Jersey’s diversionary programs whereby if the Defendant completes the program without violating any of the terms, the underlying charges will be outright dismissed.
Distribution of Steroid Lawyers in Hillsborough NJ
Anyone arrested for distributing, possessing with the intent to distribute or manufacturing steroids will prosecuted under NJSA 2C:35-5. Pursuant to the statute, the degree of in which a Defendant is facing will be determined solely by the quantity of the steroids in question. Conversely, if the degree of the charge will also dictate the potential jail time that a Defendant faces as well. Here is a chart that will breakdown not only what separates the different degrees but the potential penalties as well.
Quantity in Question
1st Degree Felony
More than 5 Ounce
2nd Degree Felony
More than ½ Ounce but
Less than 5 Ounce
3rd Degree Felony
Less than ½ Ounce
Bridgewater NJ Steroid Possession Attorney
As you can see from above, the potential penalties that someone faces for simply possessing steroids never mind distributing them are life changing. These are not the type of charges that you should take lightly. If you have been arrested for the possession of steroids, the possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, the possession of drug paraphernalia or any other drug offense for that matter in Somerset or Hunterdon County, the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver can help. Our office serves all of Somerset County, including Bound Brook, Manville, Bernards, Montgomery, North Plainfield, Watchung, Raritan and Flemington. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation, then please contact us at 908-533-1064. Our attorneys are available around the clock to help assist in anyway that we can.