NOTICE: Due to overwhelming demand, we are only accepting cases for STAR Invalidations.

Bureau of Automotive Repair Accusations

We Represent Licensed Automotive Repair, Smog Check Stations, and Technicians in Accusation Cases filed by the Bureau of Automotive Repair

Bureau of Automotive Repair Citations

We Represent Licensed Smog Check Stations and Technicians in Citation Cases filed by the Bureau of Automotive Repair

Criminal Cases

We Represent Automotive Owners and Technicians with Criminal Charges filed by the District Attorney throughout California

Bureau of Automotive Repair STAR Invalidations

We Represent STAR Certified facilities with STAR Invalidation Cases filed by the BAR for FPR, STM, Citations, and No Score Issues

Bureau of Automotive Repair Licensing Issues

We Represent Individuals in Licensing Issues with the Bureau of Automotive Repair including Buy / Sell Issues or Technician Licenses

Interim Suspension Order Hearings

We Represent Licensed Automotive Repair, Smog Check Stations, and Technicians in Interim Suspension Order Cases filed by BAR

What We Do

We represent Automotive Repair Dealers, Smog Check Stations, Brake and Lamp Stations, and Licensed Technicians in Bureau of Automotive Repair Accusations, Citations, and Related Criminal Defense case. We defend against allegations of improper smog check inspections, brake and lamp inspections, improper repair, general repair, auto body, or transmission cases. We fight to preserve your licenses before the Department of Consumer Affairs against the Bureau of Automotive Repair represented by the Attorney General’s Office.

Note: we publish an informative resource list on how to check your STAR scores from the Bureau of Automotive repair as well as an FAQ on BAR Undercover Cars (Bureau of Automotive Repair undercover vehicles).Our offices are in San Francsico and Los Angeles serve cities as diverse as Sacramento, San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, San Diego and the Inland Empire. But we serve clients anywhere in California threatened by a STAR program citation or Bureau of Automotive Repair accusation. We also have experience in Bureau of Automotive Repair criminal defense cases.

Automotive Defense Specialists is the fighting voice behind the auto technician or auto shop owner threatened with the loss of an auto, smog, brake and lamp or tech license. Our top-rated automotive defense attorneys allow you to focus on your business, instead of dealing with the BAR. If you are under threat of a Bureau of Automotive Repair revocation, we can help. We are expert auto shop license attorneys. Reach out to us for a consultation. (Se habla español: Bureau of Automotive Repair Abogados).

Cases

  • STAR Invalidations
  • Criminal Cases
  • Accusations
  • Citation Cases

About Our Firm

Led by William Ferreira, our law firm consists of former and current ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) technicians who have the industry experience to service auto or car repair shops, dealerships, or technicians in the automobile industry in a way never thought possible in California.

With a former ASE Certified Technician as the managing partner and head attorney of the firm, a current ASE Master Certified Technicians and Smog Emission Specialist on retainer, we can assist in everything from Citations, Accusations, Interim Suspension Order Hearings, and related Criminal Defense Cases. Use this website to learn more about the history of the firm and its employees.

Wherever you are in California – from San Diego in the South, to San Francisco in the North, from Sacramento to Los Angeles, we are one of the top-rated law firms for the Automotive Repair and Smog Testing Industry with a top automotive defense attorney. We specialize in Bureau of Automotive Repair Investigations – from customer complaints to undercover fraud operations and license defense cases.

Understanding what it takes to defend against the onslaught of legal issues a repair facility faces – from dealing with the Bureau of Automotive Repair, we are a full service law firm for the Automotive Repair and Smog Check Industry.

Bureau of Automotive Repair Lawyer
William Ferreira, Attorney at Law

Achievements

Clients Served

Cases

STAR Invalidation Cases

Trials

Video Corner

We created these videos to assist Smog Check Facilities, Smog Check Technicians, and Automotive Repair Facilities understand their legal issues and rights under the law. We’ve also included some information about specific types of cases as well as videos getting to know the owner of the firm, William Ferreira.

Automotive Defense Specialists - Who We Are, What We Do

Who is William Ferreira of Automotive Defense Specialists?

William Ferreira - How I Approach Every Case

STAR Invalidation Appeals - Bureau of Automotive Repair

Bureau of Automotive Repair Accusations

Bureau of Automotive Repair Criminal Cases

Bureau of Automotive Repair Citations

Bureau of Automotive Repair Brake and Lamp Cases

Bureau of Automotive Repair Auto Body Fraud Cases

How Much Will My Case Cost?

Bureau of Automotive Repair Smog Undercover Vehicles

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