As an Automotive Repair Dealer or Smog Check Station owner, being STAR certified, retaining your Smog Check license, and generally remaining in the good graces of the Bureau of Automotive Repair are essential to your bottom line. The Bureau can, and does, regularly issue citations to Auto Repair Dealers and Smog Check Stations through undercover operations. Your license can be revoked by the Bureau, whether that’s for Smog checks or whether you are participating in the Star program.
If you have received a Bureau of Automotive Repair citation, what do you do?
Everyone has rights, but you have to recognize that the attorneys and employees of the Bureau of Automotive Repair fight these battles every day, day in and day out. They are not your friends. The local Bureau of Automotive Repair Representative that you’ve been working with “for years” will not help you. You are on your own against a team of undercover operators, field representatives, documentation experts, and the Department of Justice.
They are experts. Are you?
Bureau of Automotive Repair Citation: Why Hire an Attorney
Let’s be clear: if a technician, or facility, is issued a citation by the Bureau of Automotive Repair, they will NOT qualify for the STAR PROGRAM for one year. (Refer to our blog post on Q&A on Bureau of Automotive Repair Citations). Realistically, however, you have a business to run, and rather than attempt to educate yourself on the nuances of citations (and how to fight them), hiring an expert attorney is the best strategy.
Let that expert defend you in Court. You wouldn’t take your one off custom car to just any guy, would you? You’d go to your expert – the guy you trust. Your license is far, far more valuable and if you are being threatened that the BAR is going to revoke your ARD or SMOG check license, you need to consider working with an expert attorney. Any discipline could also affect your STAR Certification.
The attorneys at Automotive Repair Specialists are experts in defense proceedings against the Bureau of Automotive Repair.
- We are specialists. Led by William Ferreira, our law firm specializes primarily in defense work against the Bureau of Automotive Repair. We are not a team of attorneys who occasionally represents auto repair shops, SMOG stations, and technicians: this is our primary area of legal work.
- We listen. We work closely with each client to understand his issues, and the facts of each situation. We understand your frustration and help you to identify the best course of action, given your unique circumstances. While every case is indeed unique, our Bureau of Automotive Repair specialists are experts in tapping their knowledge to win your case.
- Our goal is to be the best attorneys for you. Being the best attorney isn’t an award, or a piece of paper on the wall; it’s a commitment to fight for our clients rights in Court.
Free Phone Consultation on Bureau of Automotive Repair License Issues: Revocations, Citations, Accusations
If you have received a citation from the Bureau of Automotive repair, a citation, reach out to our expert attorneys. We’ll give you a free phone consultation and determine how we can be not the best attorneys in California for fighting the BAR, but the best attorneys for you and your individual case. Our goal is unique to you.