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Conspiracy to Supply Steroids
UK law is complicated when it comes to steroids, so many people are unclear what is and isn’t a criminal offence. It is illegal to possess, import or export anabolic steroids for the purpose of supplying them to others, even if you are just intending to share them with friends. If convicted, you could face an unlimited fine or a prison sentence of up to 14 years.
Getting the right legal advice and support as soon as possible can make all the difference when facing these types of serious criminal charges. Our criminal defence solicitors have been representing people accused of all types of drugs offences, including conspiracy to supply steroids, for over 40 years.
We can be there for you from the point of arrest, through a police investigation and any subsequent prosecution, offering the very best legal guidance. We can also advise you before the point of arrest or being charged if you have concerns.
We understand the complex nature of these cases and the various types of evidence police and prosecutors rely on, so we can provide the best possible defence, making sure any flaws in the evidence against you are quickly identified and successfully exploited.
We know how difficult it can be to deal with these types of charges, so aim to provide clear, practical legal advice so you understand your legal position and options, as well as offering sympathetic personal support every step of the way.
Our team have a strong track record of helping clients to avoid being found guilty and are often able to see cases dropped before they reach court. If you are charged with conspiracy to supply steroids, we can support you through every stage of a prosecution, making sure you have the best possible legal representation.
If you have been arrested or charged for conspiracy to supply steroids, you can contact us 24-hours a day, seven days a week for an immediate free initial consultation, expert legal advice and representation.
We speak a variety of languages across our team, as well as working with a number of accredited interpreters. This allows us to offer clear legal advice in any language. Our team is available to advise and represent clients across England and Wales round the clock, so you can always access our expertise whenever and wherever you need us.
Need immediate legal support for a conspiracy to supply steroids arrest? Our accredited Police Station Representatives and solicitors are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year using the emergency numbers listed at the top of the page.
Our expertise with conspiracy to supply steroids charges
With many years of specialist experience defending clients against all types of drug conspiracy charges, our criminal defence lawyers know how to handle your case effectively from your first contact with the police through every stage of criminal proceedings.
Our detailed understanding of UK drug laws and conspiracy offences means we can make sure every relevant factor is considered, so you can have the strongest possible defence. This includes establishing the true value of any steroids involved in an alleged offence, which can make a significant difference to the potential penalties you may be facing.
It also includes using our experience and skill to analyse complex presentation of data by the prosecution, for instance about telephone and other communications between you and others, both to undermine it and discover helpful material for your case from that data. We have access to some of the best experts and analysts in the country who regularly assist us with our work.
We work alongside many of the UK’s leading criminal defence barristers specialising in conspiracy to supply steroids prosecutions, so we can ensure that you have access to the very best legal representation if your case does go to trial.
What to do if you are arrested for conspiracy to supply steroids
If you are arrested in connection to charges of conspiracy to supply steroids, knowing your basic legal rights is essential to help you to avoid saying or doing anything which could harm your defence.
Remembering the following four key points can be critical:
- You do not have to answer any questions asked by the police. Whether to do so or not requires a thorough understanding of your case and how the criminal justice system works. Legal advice should be taken before saying anything.
- You should never answer any police questions without a solicitor present.
- You have the right to free legal representation.
- You can use the duty solicitor available or choose your own lawyer.
At the point of arrest, the arresting officers must tell you the specific offences you are accused of committing and they must caution you using the words:
“You do not have to say anything. But it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned something which you later rely on in court. Anything you do say may be given in evidence.”
After a police interview, there are various potential outcomes, including:
- Being released with no further action
- Being released under investigation
- Being detained in custody
- Being charged with a specific offence
If you are charged with an offence connected to conspiracy to supply steroids:
- A hearing date will be set
- You will either be:
- Released on bail
- Kept in custody until your court hearing
Even if you are released with no further action or under investigation, it is important to be aware that you could be rearrested or summonsed to attend a court hearing at any time.
What counts as conspiracy to supply steroids?
Conspiracy charges are used where it is believed that two or more people planned a course of action that, if carried out, would involve a criminal offence being committed. A charge of conspiracy to supply steroids, therefore, involves two or more people making a plan that would involve illegally supply steroids.
Two key points to understand about conspiracy to supply steroids offences are:
- You can still be charged, even if the steroids are never supplied as making the plan is, in and of itself, criminal.
- You can still be charged even if you do not do anything inherently illegal, as long as it is considered that you were contributing to the overall conspiracy. E.g. if you hire a car to transport the steroids, you can still be charged, even though hiring a car is not illegal.
It is not uncommon for innocent people to be caught up in conspiracy charges e.g. where a premises they own is being used for the production of steroids without their knowledge. Establishing your level of involvement or lack of knowledge of the conspiracy is often critical to helping you avoid prosecution or minimise any potential criminal penalties.
Penalties for conspiracy to supply steroids
The maximum penalty on conviction for conspiracy to supply steroids is 14 years imprisonment or an unlimited fine. The exact sentence you could receive will depend on various factors, including:
- The value of the steroids involved in the offence
- Your role in the criminal conspiracy
In general, the higher the value of the steroids, the more severe the potential sentence will be. You are also likely to face a more serious sentence if you are considered to have had a leading role in the criminal conspiracy, compared to if you are considered to have had a more limited role.
What defence is there against a conspiracy to supply steroids charge?
Your defence options will depend entirely on the circumstances, so it is important for have our specialist drug offences defence team review your case as soon as possible to ensure no potential angle of defence is overlooked.
If you dispute your involvement in the criminal conspiracy, we will use all of the available evidence to show your innocence. This can include everything from mobile phone evidence and financial records to CCTV footage, DNA evidence, fingerprint evidence and witness testimony as required.
If you were involved in a conspiracy to supply steroids, we can advise you of your options to minimise any criminal penalties. This can include demonstrating that you only played a limited and/or subordinate role in the offence, as well as ensuring the steroids involved are accurately valued.
Our expert criminal defence solicitors have the specialist knowledge and experience of dealing with conspiracy to supply steroids charges, so we can ensure any flaws in the case against you are identified, giving you the best chance of avoiding charges or facing lower charges as appropriate.
Contact our drug defence lawyers today
For a free initial consultation, urgent specialist advice, immediate representation or to speak to us confidentially about an arrest or charges related to conspiracy to supply steroids, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
You can contact our dedicated criminal defence lawyers in London, Birmingham, and Manchester by telephone on:
- Brent & Camden London Office: 020 7624 7771
- Manchester Office: 0161 835 1638
- Birmingham Office: 0121 614 3333
- City of London: 0207 624 7771 (our senior Solicitors and Partners can meet by appointment in the City)
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