Once I was falsely charged, they gave me a public defender, who is really a criminal, trying to force you to pay money into the state for your freedom, even when innocent.
Don't ever trust your public defender.
Mine was a nutcase. She tried to bully me into a plea, called me several times a day, made a bunch of money for herself, constantly wanted to see me, did not help me, and was trying to find something to blackmail me with.
She asked for my mom's maiden name after I was locked up for 80 hours, so they could spy on my record and have that name to look up things they had no right to look up.
They tried to bully my family, get names and numbers of relatives I did not give them anything. When people were trying to get me on TV and cable shows to tell my story and what they did, she wanted names.
I had also hired a private investigator, she tried to get that name, I did not give it.
They contacted my ex-husband and asked if he would testify against me, he told them no.
They also stole my DNA, and I had no idea that I could refuse. Do not let anyone steal your DNA
Miriam is a liar, and con, and tried to even get my protected medical records, just so she could find anything private that would be a bargaining chip. I did not sign for that. But she conned me into signing something that gave her some authority, and she put a "hit" on my medical record.
I had live 18 years in one town, and they started treating me differently after she had that access, and also asking me for urine tests. I gave the first couple but then I knew it was a trick, and I feared them switching my urine for someone else's just to say I was using drugs when I do not. Do not SIGN anything for her, it's a setup.
She did not even have my best interests at heart, she is so disgusting. One time when I was falling apart over the fake charges, the lies, and the blackmail they were doing, I started to have trouble breathing. Inside the ER, she was yelling at me, and screaming, and the doctor told me to hang up on her, and I had to. She was just insane.
After 30 some odd days, the fake charges were dropped, and she even lied in my paperwork, saying they might add some more. They could not, that is called double jeopardy. She was just paying herself gov't money and cost that state for that whole wasted fake charge, and if left up to her, she would have kept it going, because that's how she makes her money, having cases go on and on.