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Federal Drug Charges

A Respected Shreveport, Louisiana, Federal Drug Charge Defense Lawyer

Federal drug charges can result in substantial prison time with no possibility for parole under federal sentencing guidelines. While judges are no longer required by law to follow these guidelines, most federal judges still consult them. As a result, your freedom is at stake whenever you face a federal drug charge.

Federal prosecutors typically handle cases involving the importation or distribution of large quantities of marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, or other illegal drugs. The charges may include such felony offenses as possession with intent to distribute, drug trafficking, and drug manufacturing. Federal prosecutors typically add a conspiracy charge when more than one person was involved in the importation or distribution of drugs.

Obtaining the best outcome in a federal drug case requires a lawyer with extensive experience in the federal court system. Since 1970, attorney G. Warren Thornell has defended clients in drug cases in both the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana and the U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana.

If a federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agent arrests someone on a federal drug charge, they usually have a pretty strong case. Our defense usually focuses on suppression of evidence by investigating such issues as:

  • Whether the agent or officer had probable cause to stop you
  • Whether the search and seizure of drug evidence was proper
  • Whether the agent or officer had a valid search warrant

If the search and seizure was proper, we may be able to mitigate penalties by conducting our own analysis of the purity of the drugs that were seized. For example, if the drugs were only fifty percent pure, the quantity of the drugs in your possession would be reduced by half. Since you are sentenced based on the quantity of drugs in your possession, this analysis could result in less jail time.

If you have a legal question or concern about a federal drug charge, we invite you to contact attorney G. Warren Thornell today, or call our toll free number at (866) 699-4498. From our offices in Shreveport, we represent clients throughout northern Louisiana, including the communities of Bossier, Mansfield, Homer, Benton, and Minden; and Caddo, Bossier, Desoto, Webster, and Claiborne Parishes.

Office Location

The Law Office of G. Warren Thornell, A.P.L.C.

5925 Line Avenue, Suite 5, Shreveport, Louisiana 71106
Phone: (318) 869-2900
Fax: (318) 869-2999

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