Running a SMOG check station in Los Angeles, San Diego, or San Francisco, is a hard-enough business as it is, but it is also faced with something that other California businesses do not have to face, and that is the Bureau of Automotive Repair. For example, if you run a DIY or ironmongery shop, or perhaps an accountants business or hairdresser’s, there is no organization that oversees how you do it and whether they approve of the way you do it or not. Yet, as a SMOG shop owner or technician, you have the BAR. And they spend their lives checking up on what you do and how you do it, and if they find something that they don’t like they will try to close you down.
It doesn’t actually matter whether they are right or wrong – they’ll try to close you down anyway. As far as they are concerned, that’s their decision and their decision is final.
However, it isn’t final if you dispute it, and if you receive any sort of BAR decision you cannot afford to leave it and hope that it will go away because it won’t. You must dispute it because they will put you out of business if you don’t.
Don’t Try To Do It On Your Own: Fighting the BAR Lawyers is Not Smart
Furthermore, disputing a Bureau of Automotive Repair decision is not something that you should try to do on your own. You may well be perfectly correct in believing that you did nothing wrong, but they believe that you did. And as far as they are concerned, that is all that matters.
Disputing a Bureau of Automotive Repair decision needs the services of a qualified California defense attorney such as William Ferreira who does nothing else other than fight the BAR on behalf of SMOG station owners and technicians. And to give you an idea of just how difficult the BAR can be, he has a full-time job handling it all.
More importantly than anything he has a list of cases as long as your arm where he has had major successes. These include over 1,000 STAR invalidations, over 1,000 Citation cases, over 400 Accusations, and more than 100 criminal cases.
Furthermore, the BAR sends out more than 1,000 STAR Certificate Invalidations every year, so your chances of getting one are quite high. Whether you have done anything wrong or not doesn’t matter at that stage. The BAR believes that you have.
You need professional help for disputing a Bureau of Automotive Repair decision, so if you receive one make sure that you contact William Ferreira without delay. It is no good putting it off until next week: you need to dispute the decision immediately.