WHAT DO I DO IF I CANT AFFORD A ATTORNEY TO REPRESENT ME IN AN ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING
I AM A CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST IN CA.THE BOARD THE HANDLES LICENSING IS CALLED THE CALIFORNIA MASSAGE THERAPY COUNCIL OR C.A.M.T.C. NOW I WAS PLACED ON A INTERIM SUSPENSION DUE TO A FALSE ALLEGATION MADE BY A CLIENT.THE ALLEGATION WAS THAT I HAD KISSED HER AT THE END OF A MASSAGE.NOW THE CAMTC IS TRYING TO REVOKE MY LICENSE.what should I Do?
An interim suspension is the first step before an accusation is filed where the administrative agency will try to revoke your license. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will not be appointed as administrative actions are not criminal actions. You will need to take a cash advance, loan, or borrow if you want a robust defense. Otherwise, you can learn the administrative codes and defend yourself. These matters are difficult enough with attorney representation - I do not recommend you defend yourself if you can obtain counsel.