Today I talked to someone who is pretty familiar with the 3020a process. I told this person about the two letters that I received on March 6. (See posts "Behaving like Animals" and "Swear to God"). This person seems to think that these letters could constitute formal charges, and that I should have filed for a 3020a hearing within ten days of receiving the letters. I showed these letters to my Chapter Leader when I got them, but he didn't tell me to file for a 3020a hearing. I just e-mailed my DR, but she hasn't gotten back to me yet. The last I heard from her was that if investigators showed up from the DOE, to take their card and tell them not make any statements. I've been sitting in the basement ever since, trying to keep positive and keep busy.
Does anyone know if those letters could constitute formal charges and if I am no longer able to file for a 3020a hearing?