Automotive Defense Specialists Announces New Post focused on Bureau of Automotive Repair Citations, Disputes, and Appeals

Santa Clara, California – June 27, 2022. Automotive Defense Specialists, a team of best-in-class defense attorneys for SMOG technicians and auto repair shops, is proud to announce a new post on the thorny issue of “citations” from California’s Bureau of Automotive Repair. Bureau of Automotive Repair citationThe post zeroes in on the issues surrounding contesting a citation. Citations, accusations, letters, and other types of legal actions from the Bureau can be contested by a legal team if a technician or owner so desires.

“Once a technician or shop gets a citation letter from the Bureau of Auto Repair, he or she needs to think carefully about the next step,” explained attorney William Ferreira of Automotive Defense Specialists. “Merely playing nice might not be the best strategy and could result in the loss of license. A better strategy is to reach out for legal representation to fight back.”

Smog SHOP owners and technicians can review the new post about what to do after receiving a Bureau of Automotive Repair citation. As the post explains, the law firm supports the auto repair community against the Bureau of Auto Repair. The team of defense lawyers is skilled at appealing charges, petitioning interim suspension orders, and even handling criminal cases. If a SMOG repair shop has received a STAR invalidation letter (now called a “STAR suspension”) or an accusation notice, the attorneys can help represent the accused in court. Individuals and business owners in receipt of a citation from the Bureau of Auto Repair can review the topic-focused page at SMOG technicians and auto repair shop owners can reach out for a “no obligation” consultation.


Here is the background on this release. Disputing the “decisions” of a state bureaucratic agency can seem daunting to the average person. Often, an auto repair shop owner or technician is busy working at their real job, and does not have the legal training to comprehend, much less dispute, a formal letter, citation, or accusation from the powerful and much-feared California Bureau of Automotive Repair. Indeed, taking time away from work to address the problem in court might overwhelm an individual. The allegations could be confusing and challenging to defend. For these reasons, if a SMOG technician receives a Bureau of Automotive Repair citation, it may be time to find an expert defense team to help.An expert attorney focused on defending the hard-working technicians and owners in California’s SMOG and auto repair industries could be a real asset in any dispute.


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 the Bureau of Automotive Repair letters, citations, suspensions, and invalidations. The legal team can help auto shops respond to a Bureau of Auto Repair defense letter. The company offers phone consultations to auto shops, mechanics, technicians, and others facing disciplinary actions from the California Bureau of Automotive Repair.
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