If You Are a SMOG Shop and Get a Citation, it is no Laughing Matter.

Getting a citation is never fun; it might be a traffic ticket, or perhaps just a ticket for having the grass too tall on your lawn. The State of California issues citations, and suddenly it’s YOUR problem.

A BAR citation is not funny.

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However, those don’t impact your livelihood. Sure, you might have to pay a fine, but it is not the end of the world. If you own a SMOG shop and get a Bureau of Automotive Repair citation you can lose your business, and that is another matter altogether.

That is why, if you receive a Bureau of Automotive Repair citation you need an attorney, and you need one fast. The problem is that the BAR (Bureau of Automotive Repair) assumes that you are in the wrong. Whether you are or not is another matter – it just takes the standpoint that you are in the wrong and therefore your business should be invalidated, and your STAR rating removed. You could be perfectly innocent, and in the vast majority of cases that we handle for a Bureau of Automotive Repair citation at Automotive Defense Specialists, that is the case. That’s because we almost always win the case. In fact, we have a 99.99% success rating at keeping our clients’ STAR certification either through the informal or formal appeals process, and it really doesn’t get a lot better than that.

Don’t Try To Do It Yourself

Whatever you do, don’t try to handle it yourself. The Bureau of Automotive Repair firmly believes that you are in the wrong, and it is out to get you. It has a team of highly paid attorneys whose job is, basically, to put you out of business. They don’t care whether you are in the right or in the wrong – they just want another win in order to keep their masters happy. That is why you need an expert attorney on your side.

Fine, if you don’t choose to use us, we won’t lose any sleep, because we have plenty of cases to handle, so if we lose out on one or two here or there it’s not going to affect us. But whatever you do, get a specialist Bureau of Automotive Repair attorney to help you. Your chances of making it on your own are as close to zero as you can get.

You think it will never happen to you? There are some 7,200 SMOG check stations in California, and the BAR sends out over 1,000 STAR citations every year. That means that, on average, you are going to get one every seven years whether you like it or not.

At Automotive Defense Specialists we offer all clients a totally free consultation, so if you have received a letter or citation click on the Contact Us link at the top of the page.


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