You need a competent criminal defense attorney that practices in federal court ASAP. The Federal Criminal Rules of Procedure are strict and have deadlines. You may want to make a motion to reconsider the judgment with a brief BEFORE filing a Notice of Appeal. This is serious, get educated counsel to help: your lawyer or a new one to give a second opinion.
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It is very strange that the attorney "won't submit appeal for you." Have you asked your attorney plainly to file a notice of appeal? That is all the trial court attorney has to do. If you are still within fourteen days of the entry of judgment you could file the notice yourself just to be sure that it gets done in time, or even write a letter to the judge stating that you want to appeal. But the best way is to have an attorney file the notice of appeal in the proper manner. Somebody else can take over the actual representation on appeal, but the notice has got to get in on time or there are big headaches at best and a blown appeal at worst.
It is trial counsel's legal duty to do this for you.
Need to know when the sentencing took place to better answer. Assuming you have private counsel, consult and potentially hire other counsel to see if their is a legal basis to pursue. It may have been a tactical/legal reason for not arguing. What reason have you been given for non-appeal?
Hire an attorney that has experience with federal criminal cases. What you are saying is very strange because attorneys typically do the notice of appeal automatically to preserve the client's rights.
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