There is now a massive variety of steroids for sale in the UK. Most commonly manufactured overseas, steroids vary in qualities and compositions and are usually sold at gyms, under controlled and monitored circumstances.
Athletes and bodybuilders, in their quest for enhancing strength and muscle volume, are routinely relying on the use of anabolic steroids. To this extent, under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, steroids are lawful for personal use and lawful to import for personal and commercial use.
Some known and well-established steroids are listed in the schedule to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and other steroids may have been newly manufactured and not listed in the updates to the schedule. Most common steroids are prohibited for supply and categorised as a class C drug, similar to cannabis.
In recent years, however, with the advancement of trials and tests on dieting and physique transformations, bodybuilders and athletes also use amphetamines to raise metabolic rates and burn fat. Amphetamines are usually listed as a class B drug and deemed more serious than anabolic steroids.
Have you been arrested or charged for Conspiracy to Supply Steroids?
If you or somebody close to you has been arrested or charged in connection to a conspiracy to supply steroids case, it’s very likely that you will be feeling stressed out and anxious about what might happen next.
You may not even have had any involvement, but for some reason, you’re being accused of playing a role. It’s vital that you get your name cleared and the allegations against you removed.
We’ve put the most commonly asked questions from our clients whom we have supported in conspiracy to supply steroid cases together with our answers for you. We aim to provide you with support and guidance as you go through this difficult time.
What type of actions are considered Conspiracy to Supply Steroids?
Here are some examples of conspiracy to supply steroids that may have led to the situation at hand.
Making a plan with another about where you can supply steroids – for instance, you may have discussed being able to use your gym as a ‘shop front.’
Offering steroids to a third party – for example, talking with a friend about how you can supply steroids to a third party, even if no cash or other financial payment is involved. You don’t even need to have carried out the plan to be found guilty of conspiracy.
Driving a car to collect a shipment of steroids – an example of this might be driving a vehicle to collect steroids. Although driving the car in itself is not illegal, it is when you have the purpose of collecting steroids for distribution.
There are many other examples. If you are keen to know more about whether a crime that you’ve been linked to is classified as a conspiracy to supply steroids or another class C drug, call us on 0208 888 5225 or contact us for further information.
What happens in a Conspiracy to Supply Steroids investigation?
When two or more people are planning to act together to carry out the sale or supply of steroids, it’s enough to get you time in prison. You don’t’ even need to carry out the crime to be charged with conspiracy to supply steroids.
When a conspiracy to supply steroids investigation takes place, it’s very likely that you’ll feel anxious and stressed. You will be aware that you won’t be able to make an income if you are imprisoned, and this could affect the well-being of your family.
Each case of conspiracy to supply steroids is unique. However, whatever your situation is, it’s imperative that you speak with skilled drug offences solicitor as soon as possible. The earlier action is taken on a case of this nature, the more positive the outcome is likely to be.
A skilled and experienced drug offences solicitor will be able to provide you with legal advice, guidance and support as you go through the investigation.
You may have been falsely accused of conspiracy to supply steroids
There are many cases where people have been wrongly accused of being involved in a case like this. In some cases, a person’s bank account may have been used, but they won’t have known anything about this. They may have a restraint order on their assets or even have their cash seized and forfeited. If this is your situation, then a competent solicitor should be able to get your case dismissed.
Sometimes prosecutors will accuse a person to see if they can throw mud and get some to stick. Using an outstanding legal team who use aggressive defence tactics will be able to recognise this strategy and get the case dismissed.
Without a lawyer, you cannot find out more until the interview
If you are arrested, you may not find out what the details are until you attend your first police interview.
Attending a police interview without a solicitor is not recommended. The benefit of taking a solicitor with you is that they can gain access to further information about your case. They can ask whether you have seen or been informed about all the evidence they have against you.
Taking a solicitor with you to the police interview will also provide you with access to legal advice, support and crucial insights into how not to incriminate yourself.
The police are likely to seek a search warrant from either a judge or a magistrate. Your home, vehicle, workplace and social media accounts can then be inspected in addition to your telephone records.
Instruct a legal professional as soon as possible
We recommend that you do not attend any police interview without being supported by a proficient criminal solicitor.
The questions that are asked at the interview are likely to be very probing. You may be shown evidence that the police have obtained to prove their case against you. The interview will be high pressure, and you may find it very upsetting.
At the end of the interview, you may be charged with conspiracy to supply steroids.
What should you do if you get arrested or charged with Conspiracy to Supply Steroids?
As an area of law that can be complex to navigate, being arrested or charged with conspiracy to supply steroids is likely to make you feel anxious. It’s important to note that you’re not obligated to engage a legal professional, but it’s highly recommended to do so. With English laws always in a state of flux, only lawyers can keep up with them and retain a clear comprehension of how they are applied.
You can rely on a criminal solicitor to have in-depth knowledge of the law and have the means to provide you with the support you need. They also know all fast-track route options to get your case dismissed.
Hiring specialist knowledge will give you great peace of mind. We recommend that you look to hire a competent lawyer as soon as possible so that a defence strategy can begin to be crafted.
Could you go to prison for Conspiracy to Supply Steroids?
Conspiracy to supply steroids is considered an offence that could land you in prison.
The sentence that you are given will depend on whether you have admitted guilt by pleading guilty, what your role was and how deep in the offence you were in terms of how long you were involved in it for. The sentence will also be decided by how aware you were of what was going on.
It’s imperative that you engage a criminal solicitor who handles drug cases regularly.
What type of sentence could you get for Conspiracy to Supply Steroids?
When it comes to getting sentenced for conspiracy to supply steroids, if you’re found guilty then you can get a a term of imprisonment of up to 14 years in the most severe of cases.
However, usually even with an element of important of steroids from China or Russia and the seizure of for example 500,000 tablets and 100,000 vials of steroids; someone with a legitimate business such as a gym selling steroids to regular gym-goers may receive a prison sentence of around 18 months.
But confiscation proceedings will invariably follow any prosecution for conspiracy to supply steroids.
Does a conviction for Conspiracy to Supply Steroids go on your criminal record?
If your conspiracy to supply steroids case is heard in court and you are convicted of the crime, your conviction will be recorded on your CRB / police record.
The period of the endorsement will depend on the nature and length of the sentence imposed on you.
In addition, you will face confiscation proceedings and the prosecution will seek to strip you from your assets or demand a further and additional term of imprisonment for not paying the money.
How Can Stuart Miller Solicitors Help?
Our criminal solicitors are knowledgeable in defending those accused of conspiracy to supply steroids and conspiracy to import steroids. We will identify each type of steroid, Amphetamine and growth hormone for analysis by experts. We will ensure the prosecution’s allegations are sound in law and if they are not, we will apply for the case or the charges to be dismissed.
We will contest the fanciful value the prosecutors will attach to the steroids and engage drugs analysts who specialise specifically in the analysis of steroids. We can very easily obtain street value and wholesale values and present to the court the difference in the sums. The further value differentiation between original growth hormone refrigerated and supplied in the UK, compared to the ‘Jintropin’ which is supplied from China and mostly fake, must be raised with the court to reduce the impact of any orders.
Our criminal solicitors have over 35 years’ experience in defending drug offences. We have acquired a reputation for ‘leaving no stone unturned’ in the defence of our clients. The laws concerning conspiracy to supply steroids and conspiracy to import steroids commercially is a complex area of drugs law.
Risk to cash & assets
Where the financial gain is suspected to be significant, the prosecution may seek to apply for a restraint order and freeze your assets or those of your loved ones. This can be done under the proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and can be done even before you are charged with an offence.
Our criminal solicitors have the expertise to challenge these orders. We can advise you immediately if the orders are not made lawfully and where necessary, we will not shy away from applying for the discharge of the order and for the return of valuable assets which may have been seized during searches.
We have vast experience analysing the prosecution evidence, whether observational or documentary. Together with you and some of the most talented barristers or QC’s in the UK, we will devise the best defence strategy in your case and try to secure the best possible outcome for you.
If you wish to discuss your conspiracy to supply steroids allegation or conspiracy to import steroids allegation with an expert criminal solicitor, we will offer you a free consultation so you have a chance to get to know us and assess our suitability to defend you. We will listen to your side of the story and give you guidance on what will happen, what you need to do and what you can expect.
Please contact us and ask to speak to our criminal solicitors to arrange a meeting in person, online or by telephone. If you prefer, you can WhatsApp us from the link you will find at the bottom banner if you open this page on your mobile phone device.
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