Automotive Defense Specialists Announces Post on Perils of DIY Citation Response Against Bureau of Automotive Repair

Santa Monica, California – December 30, 2019. Automotive Defense Specialists, a law firm defending the SMOG community against California’s Bureau of Automotive Repair citations, is proud to announce a new blog post on the perils of a so-called DIY strategy. Bureau of Automotive Repair CitationTrying to manage a Bureau of Automotive Repair citation in court without legal support can be a costly mistake. The consequences of losing a case in court can equal the loss of a SMOG career or license. Technicians and auto shop owners are encouraged to consider the result of trying to take a do-it-yourself approach to a SMOG accusation.

“We understand the attraction of DIY projects, but fighting for the life of your business in court should not be one of them,” explains attorney William Ferreira of Automotive Defense Specialists. “Choosing to go into court alone may seem like a reasonably inexpensive solution, but can turn out to cost much more than planned. The short-term ‘savings’ of not getting a lawyer can equate to the long-term result of losing months of income.”

The post for Automotive Defense Specialists about DIY representation in court being a poor choice is available on the website. Losing to one’s case could mean spending more money and time appealing a decision. Representation against Bureau of Automotive Repair citations in court can help an auto repair shop stay open and continue to earn income. Indeed, so-called STAR invalidations are a special and significant threat to SMOG businesses in California. Interested parties can review the STAR invalidation page at In both cases, the new post argues against a DIY strategy.


Here is the background for this release. The do-it-yourself movement is trending in America. Various businesses offering ‘how to’ services have sprouted up to support the new movement. Self-made business owners might find managing specific projects alone can save money and time. Not all situations could benefit from a DIY project. Specific problems do better with the help of a skilled professional, however. Calling on an expert to handle a medical or legal issue might provide the best chance at success.

For these reasons, Automotive Defense Specialists has announced a new post for SMOG technicians considering the DIY approach to a Bureau of Automotive Repair Citation.


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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