Have you been charged with a steroids offence?
In Victoria, it is illegal to use, possess, manufacture and / or supply / traffic steroids. Click on the links below to read further legal information regarding specific steroid related offence charges and penalties.
The court takes charges of steroids possession, production and trafficking very seriously and often imposes harsh penalties for steroids offending.
What are steroids?
There are two types of steroids. Corticosteroids are drugs typically prescribed by doctors who treat conditions such as asthma and lupus. These are not the same as the anabolic steroids that are often depicted in the media when used by athletes and bodybuilders.
Dealing with steroids charges
Steroids offences can be very complex. For people pleading guilty there is a lot of preparation that can be done that will help put your offending in proper context. For those pleading not guilty (which means fighting the allegations against them), Doogue + George criminal defence lawyers are a firm who run and win a lot of jury trials on drug cases. Our experience is that the key to fighting steroids charges is preparation. A steroids charge has serious consequences and everything must be done properly to give you the best chance of winning your case. Some issues in steroids cases that run to trial are (depending on the charge):
- What type of steroids?
- What is the quantity of steroids alleged in the offending?
- Are the elements of the offence made out?
- Are there any available defences to the charges?
If you have been charged with a steroids offence and need advice or legal representation, call 03 9670 5111
or fill out the form to the right of this page to contact an experienced drug offence lawyer.