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Anabolic steroids are very dangerous controlled substances that have received a lot of attention over the past few decades. Over the last few decades, anabolic steroids have continued to show up in media stories as they pertain to their used by college and professional athletes. While college and professional athletes have used them in the past, they have also used by people of a variety of different ages. Due to the significant health risks that come with the use of anabolic steroids, there are many different rules and laws in place that help to prevent their accessibility and use.

Controlled Drugs
Since there are many different health risks associate with the use of anabolic steroids, there are many that are currently outlawed in New York and the rest of the country. Some of the most common anabolic steroids that are outlawed include testosterone, androstendione, and boldenone. All of these provide a variety of strength building benefits, but also can harm you in a variety of different ways.

Crimes Associated with Anabolic Steroids
Overall, there are many different crimes that are associated with anabolic steroids. One of the most common and minor crimes associated with anabolic steroids is simple possession. If you are in possession of anabolic steroids in any quantity, you will be in violation of the law and could face some penalties and charges.

Another common charge associated with anabolic steroids is the sale of the drug. Since anabolic steroids is a controlled substance, there is no situation in which you will be able to sell it. If you are caught selling the drugs in any quantity, you could face very serious penalties. This is especially true if you are selling the drugs in bulk or to younger people.

The third type of charge that can come with anabolic steroids is if you are trying to create or distribute the drug. There are several ways in which the drug can be used and consumed. If you try to create the drug, or mix it with another drug, you will be in violation of additional drug charges.

Penalties
Since anabolic drugs are controlled substances, you could face serious penalties if you are found guilty of any of the associated drug charges. The amount of penalties that you will face will be based on the severity of the crime and your past legal history. Those that are caught with a small amount of the drug could face up to one year in jail, but likely will avoid jail time. They will also likely have to pay a $1,000 fine and will potentially face additional punishment from any athletic association they are a member of.

Those that are trying to sell the drug could face much more serious charges and penalties. Those that are charged with trying to sell, distribute, or administer the drug could face up to 7 years in jail and fines that are well in excess of $5,000 per charge.

Common Defenses
Defenses of anabolic steroids typically revolve around stating that your rights were violated when the evidence of your crime was obtained. If the police officers did not have a proper warrant in place, all evidence obtained could be thrown out. It is also possible to claim that you did not know that the drugs you had in your possession were illegal. These drugs are somewhat similar to other alternatives, which are legal and getting them mixed up is possible. While ignorance may not get you out of punishment, you may receive leniency from a judge and jury.

If you are charged with crimes related to anabolic steroids, you should contact a NYC anabolic steroid lawyer immediately. They will help you to build and defend your case to minimize your punishments and ensure you are properly represented.

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