Fighting a Citation from the Bureau of Automotive Repair: Raiders of the Lost Ark?

If you’re a Harrison Ford fan, you’ve probably seen Raiders of the Lost Ark. Are you aware of that great scene when Harrison is “under attack” by a very aggressive man, who twirls his sword this way, and that way, all very dramatically? Bureau of Automotive Repair CitationHarrison looks a little afraid, and then calmly brings out his gun and shoots the villain. It’s very funny. Well, the “metaphysical” point that’s being made in the movie is to fight smart, not fight hard. Similarly to the aatdage “work smarter, not harder.”

Many people contact us when they receive a citation from the Bureau of Automotive Repair. Now, we’ll ignore the issues of guilt or innocence, and take the high road – that you are now involved in a dispute with the hard-working bureaucrats that run the Bureau of Automotive Repair. They’re just doing their job, and you need to do yours. The point of the administrative law system is to arrive at some measure of a) the facts, and b) the justice in these disputes. You have your rights and responsibilities if you receive a citation from the Bureau of Automotive Repair, and they have theirs.

Work Smart Not Hard if You Receive a Citation

But, back to Harrison Ford. Movies can teach you a lot of things in life, if you just ponder them. Harrison is telling us, in the movie, to not “freak out” when attacked, and to realize your own advantages. That’s what we’re saying here, too. We would suggest that if you receive a citation from the Bureau of Automotive Repair that you not “freak out,” but rather take a deep breath and look at your own advantages. And, bring in some outside help and assistance. An expert attorney can see opportunities that you might miss, and technicalities that you might miss, and even facts that you might forget to bring forward. You want to mount a vigorous, and legal defense against any citation brought against your company and/or your technicians. You want to “fight smart” not “fight hard.” In summary, to fight a citation from the Bureau of Automotive Repair the best thing you can do is to reach out to a trained attorney for a consultation.

Even Harrison – at times – brought in outside counsel and help. So should you. (If you haven’t seen the movie, go rent it on Amazon. It’s a classic!).

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