SMOG is dirty, filthy, and a real nuisance here in California. Cities like Los Angeles lead the nation with their regulations, and those regulations are fulfilled by the HEROES of the SMOG industry: you and your SMOG shop!
However, a hero you may well be, because of those regulations, the state bureaucracy can cause you some serious legal hassles. The regulations are overseen by the Bureau of Automotive Repair as you no doubt know. In one sense, that is a good thing because we need to do everything that we possibly can in order to keep SMOG to the absolute minimum, even if we cannot get rid of it altogether.
One answer, of course, is electric vehicles, but we are a long way from being in a position where we no longer use petrol and diesel. So, our SMOG shops are in the front line of defense when it comes to tackling the problem. And, by and large, our SMOG shop owners and technicians do a very good job in overseeing the testing of those vehicles.
However, there are also always a few “cowboys” in almost any business. There are those who will cut corners – or even take a “bung” – in order to pass a vehicle that actually fails the test. That is not good, and it is only right that they should be weeded out.
However, the problem for the vast majority of SMOG shop owners and technicians is that if the Bureau of Automotive Repair suspects that you might be in the latter category, even though you do everything correctly at all times, then they will come hunting for you. If that should happen to you, you will need a SMOG shop defense attorney in order to take on the Bureau on your behalf.
If They Believe That You Are in the Wrong, As Far as They are Concerned, You Are!
The problem is that the Bureau of Automotive Repair always believes that if they suspect that you have done something wrong, then you have done something wrong! Even though you haven’t. So, you are then in a position where you have to prove to them that you have not done anything wrong, and that it is they who have gotten hold of the wrong end of the stick. And that’s why you need a SMOG shop defense attorney on your side.
In fact, you need the very top SMOG shop defense attorney, and that would be William Ferreira at Automotive Defense Specialists. He is renowned for tacking the Bureau of Automotive Repair, and over the last 12 years has taken over 1,000 cases to verdict in front of a judge at the Office of Administrative Hearings. He has also litigated, settled, or caused to be dismissed, approximately 2,000 further cases in that time.
So, if you have any sort of issue with the Bureau of Automotive Repair, let William Ferreira deal with it so that you can continue to do what you do best, and that is run your business.