NEW YORK -- My name is Alison, and I am a woman business owner in Nassau County. Due to unfortunate circumstances with a client who is out of control, I am in a situation with Consumer Affairs. After several run-ins with this division of Consumer Affairs it is clear that there is bias on their behalf, and I along with several other upstanding businesses have been unjustly persecuted with Consumer Affairs "supervisor" one person being both judge and jury.
After protesting one of their findings and requesting a hearing, I am now charged with failure to comply with their findings. There was never a hearing, my case was never heard, paperwork was ignored, contracts were improperly reviewed, along with many other violations of my rights as an American citizen. What happened to innocence before guilty.
This is an unjust use of the "supervisors" authority. No judge no jury of my peers, only unfound allegations of one person. My lawyer is the Nassau Suffolk attorney for NARI (National Association of Remodelers Industry), and he has several clients where he feels have been unjustly prosecuted by Nassau County Consumer Affairs. These are licenses to do business, to earn a honest living.
These women at Consumer Affairs are breaching their use of power, showing clear bias towards the consumer and not the businesses. Something needs to be done about this unjustness. There are men and women dying in the middle east to protect our right as a democracy. Consumer Affairs is acting as a tyrant. And should not be tolerated.
Don't I have the right to defend myself? Especially in a democratic society. I am not alone in this fight. The reason more people don't fight this unjust behavior is because it costs money, and I have spent thousands of dollars on lawyers and stupid fines it is ridiculous. I want Consumer Affairs put on trial... I want them to defend their actions. Why does Suffolk County operate more fairly and not Nassau County.
Judge and jury by 2 people? How can this be possible in America? We should have a division that lets us make complaints against consumers that don't pay their bills or who have liens on their house because they don't pay the honest contractors. Who will protect us against those people?