Automotive Defense Specialists, SMOG Check Station & Technician Defense Attorneys, Announce Update to Popular Post on SMOG Checks

August 26, 2018 – San Bernadino, California. Automotive Defense Specialists, a team of California defense lawyers who represent SMOG check station owners and technicians against California’s Bureau of Automotive Repair, is proud to announce an updated blog post on SMOG check issues, including the “re-release” of a very popular post updated for 2018.SMOG check defense attorney STAR stations, SMOG check stations, and technicians who provide SMOG checks in the Golden State yet worry about regulatory compliance are urged to read the blog post.

“This post explains reasons why it’s so important to respond quickly if an accusation letter has been delivered to a SMOG Shop,” explains attorney William Ferreira of Automotive Defense Specialists. “That’s why we decided to re-release it to the auto repair community with some updated information for 2018.”

To review the Automotive Defense blog post, please go to; Those who would like information on the full suite of representative services provided by the law firm against Bureau of Automotive Repair letters, citations, and accusations up to and including criminal defense should visit the website There, they can also request a no obligation consultation with an attorney.


Here is the background for this release. The most basic issue is that anyone who receives an official communication from the Bureau of Automotive Repair should not ignore it. A proactive defense is necessary, and the services of a defense attorney may be useful and necessary. A violation letter from the Bureau of Automotive Repair, for example, may need to be addressed swiftly. A team of professional auto defense lawyers can fight the allegations and save a SMOG certification. One SMOG accusation letter may not be the last. If a SMOG shop doesn’t fight back, a third violation letter could mean the loss of a business.

A SMOG shop owner may choose to deal with the first accusation letter from the Bureau of Automotive Repair alone, though legal representation may be a better idea. One letter may seem like an easy fix to a SMOG technician. Walking into court and allowing a BAR attorney to dictate the case could be the first strike towards losing a SMOG certification. Each letter could count against a hard-earned license. Allowing a SMOG check defense attorney to push back and ask questions can help.

An auto shop owner or technician may not realize the importance of fighting the first violation letter from the Bureau of Automotive Repair. Each SMOG citation can be a mark against a technician’s professional license. It may be important to find a SMOG check defense attorney to fight each and every citation letter. The demand for reports, records and video documentation can be in the rights of a SMOG technician. If an auto shop doesn’t fight back, the loss of one’s business or livelihood could be the result.

For these reasons, Automotive Defense has announced an update to a popular blog post on the topic.


Automotive Defense Specialists is a top law firm representing auto repair facilities, SMOG check stations, and technicians in every facet of their legal needs including Bureau of Automotive Repair letters, citations, and invalidations. The company offers phone consultations to auto shops, mechanics, technicians and others who are facing disciplinary actions from the California Bureau of Automotive Repair.

Tel. (415) 392-2886


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