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Northern District of Texas

David C. Godbey, Chief Judge
Karen Mitchell, Clerk of Court

Chapter V. Sources of Information

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  1. Local Assistance

    The following experienced criminal defense attorneys have offered their services to answer questions regarding federal criminal defense issues:

    Federal Public Defender's Office - Dallas
    Duty Attorney
    525 Griffin, Suite 629
    Dallas, TX 75209-2827

    Mr. Robert R. Smith
    2515 McKinney Avenue
    Suite 1400
    Dallas, TX 75201

    Mr. Bruce Anton
    2301 Cedar Springs Road
    Suite 400
    Dallas, TX 75201

  2. Defender Sentencing Hotline

    The Defender Sentencing Hotline offers free Sentencing Guideline assistance nationwide from a defense perspective. The hotline phone number is 1-800-788-9908.

  3. Useful Publications

    The following publications may be useful to Court appointed counsel.

    1. U.S. Sentencing Commission Guidelines Manual, U.S. Sentencing Commission, U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop; SSOP, Washington, D.C. 20402. Web address:
    2. Most Frequently Asked Questions About the Sentencing Guidelines, (6th edition); U.S. Sentencing Commission, One Columbus Circle, N.E., Suite 2-500 South Lobby, Washington, D.C. 20002-8002. 202-502-4500; FAX: 202-502-4699. Web address:
    3. Federal Sentencing Reporter, (A project of the VERA Institute of Justice). To order, contact University of California Press 510-642-4191. Subscription rate is $130.00 a year. Web address:
    4. Federal Sentencing Manual, McFadden, Clarke, Staniels. (Matthew Bender)
    5. Federal Sentencing Manual 2005, West Publishing Company
      1-800-328-9352 (quantity discounts available).
    6. Federal Sentencing Law and Practice, (Hutchison and Yellen) West Publishing Company, 800-328-9352.


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