My question involves criminal law for the state of: California / Federal
Hello, I learned I was subject of a federal investigation many months ago. I was getting harassed daily by the secret service because they wanted me to make calls to a huge company and record them.
They have told me that they want to indict me based on wire fraud yet still wanted me to agree to give them a ton of information.
I asked the Federal Public Defenders office to appoint someone to help me and after I signed a financial affidavit I was assigned a federal defender. They said he would be contacting me shortly. After a couple of weeks of no contact, I called the federal defenders office again and they gave me his information.
I called him and after a few calls was able to get him on the phone. He listened to me for about 10 minutes and told me that he would find out who the AUSA was and find out what was going on. That was the last time I've talked to him for more than 10 seconds in the last 2 months.
If I am able to get him on the phone he always tells me he is on the way out of the office and he'll call back later this afternoon or tomorrow or just "later" but he has never once actually called me back.
I generally try to give him a few days or a week before I call him back but now I've tried dozens of times to get ahold of him both in email and on the phone and I still don't know if he's even contacted the AUSA yet.
Am I being unreasonable here? I know public defenders are really busy people, but I have severe clinical depression and I have lost over 30 pounds since the Agents started calling me. I'm literally at the end of my rope and the person who is supposed to help me won't even talk to me.
I am innocent of the charges against me (I honestly don't even know what I did that is supposed to be illegal, I paid for all the equipment I bought up front) and I have been told that I can "help myself out" before being indicted by giving information on this other huge company that they are interested in, but I don't want to just surrender that type of info without the guidance of an attorney.
I can't just go visit the attorney because apparently the case is out of California and they assigned me a person in Los Angeles but I live in Chicago.
I'm really worried about making too much of a fuss because this public defender might be my only hope but I also can't move forward because I can't actually get any information from him.
Does anyone have any advice?