Automotive Defense Specialists Announces Priority of Bureau of Automotive Repair STAR Invalidation Defense Actions

December 31, 2018 – Los Angeles, California. Automotive Defense Specialists, a team of lawyers defending SMOG shops and technicians against California’s Bureau of Automotive Repair, is announcing an important emphasis. The law firm is emphasizing STAR Program invalidation defense actions and disputes in its practice going forward. Bureau of Automotive STAR Invalidation appealsThe STAR Program is the Bureau of Automotive Defense’s flagship program for SMOG shops and stations who are threatened with losing their license face a serious threat to their businesses.

“When it comes down to it, our first duty is to fight for the rights of SMOG shops and technicians who participate in the STAR Program, are threatened with invalidations, and work to keep them in business,” explained attorney William Ferreira of Automotive Defense Specialists. “Right now, there seems to be a large push against STAR certified SMOG shops. That’s why it’s time we prioritize our work and only take clients about to lose their STAR Program certification through what is called a potential ‘invalidation.'”

Automotive Defense Specialists have posted a notice on the main page to announce this top priority. To review the posting, please go to; and look to the banner at the top of the website. The firm is restricting new inquiries to only clients fighting Bureau of Automotive Repair STAR invalidations. A STAR certification and high ratings can put a SMOG test shop in an elite category. An invalidation letter can quickly devastate a SMOG business.


Here is the background for the release. A SMOG citation or violation letter can create a high level of anxiety for an auto shop owner. A technician could be concerned about losing a SMOG testing business through a so-called STAR Program invalidation. Most of the guys and gals who work hard in California’s SMOG industry are not attorneys and are out of their league when facing well-paid Bureau of Automotive Repair who know the arcane and esoteric elements of the regulatory environment. For these reasons, they’ll do well to seek out professional legal help to defend their rights.

Thus, for these reasons, Automotive Defense has posted a new notice on their main web page. The firm will only accept new cases concerning Bureau of Automotive Repair STAR invalidation appeals for the time being. The threat of losing the ability to SMOG test cars could mean the devastation of a locally-owned auto shop. A team of auto defense attorneys place STAR appeals as a number one priority. Persons who may be seeking defense attorneys against the Bureau of Automotive Repair are urged to reach out for a consultation today.


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.

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