Automotive Defense Specialists Announces Update to Key Page on STAR Invalidation Issues vis-a-vis the Bureau of Automotive Repair
POSTED May 27, 2020

Automotive Defense Specialists Announces Update to Key Page on STAR Invalidation Issues vis-a-vis the Bureau of Automotive Repair

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Los Angeles, California – May 28, 2020. Automotive Defense Specialists, a legal team of highly-trained defense attorneys representing SMOG shops, station owners, and technicians in the auto repair industry is proud to announce an update to their page on so-called STAR invalidations.

Its Hard Work in the SMOG Business. Then You Also Have the Bureau
POSTED May 22, 2020

Its Hard Work in the SMOG Business. Then You Also Have the Bureau

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Technicians in the SMOG check industry here in California work hard. It’s noisy, dirty, tough work, and the clients are often not happy. Well, it figures, doesn’t it? When you tell them their vehicle has failed the California SMOG test, they are not exactly going to be over the moon. Quite the opposite.

At Long Last, California SMOG Technicians and Station Owners Have a Voice
POSTED May 7, 2020

At Long Last, California SMOG Technicians and Station Owners Have a Voice

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Democracy with a small “d” means that the people get their say. Well, “Stop The STAR Program” at http://www.stopthestarprogram.com/ is a forum where disgruntled SMOG technicians and station owners can now get to put in their two cents.

As a SMOG Station Owner, If You Receive a STAR Citation You Have Rights
POSTED May 4, 2020

As a SMOG Station Owner, If You Receive a STAR Citation You Have Rights

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If a government employee tells you to do something, do you have any rights? Well, under the present circumstances, we might not be so sure. But leaving Coronavirus aside, you might realize that you DO have rights. To the best of our knowledge, they have NOT suspended the constitution in California. At least, not yet.

Don’t Try to Fight a BAR (Bureau of Automotive Repair) Decision on Your Own: It’s Not Worth It
POSTED April 30, 2020

Don’t Try to Fight a BAR (Bureau of Automotive Repair) Decision on Your Own: It’s Not Worth It

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If you are a SMOG technician or station owner and you receive a decision from the BAR (Bureau of Automotive Repair), it is not a good idea to try and fight it on your own.

Automotive Defense Specialists Announces Post on California Bureau of Automotive Repair License Defense and Value of Attorney Representation
POSTED April 27, 2020

Automotive Defense Specialists Announces Post on California Bureau of Automotive Repair License Defense and Value of Attorney Representation

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Santa Monica, California – April 27, 2020. Automotive Defense Specialists, a law firm that represents auto shop station owners and technicians who participate in California’s SMOG and/or STAR Programs for air quality, is proud to announce a new post on the value of an attorney in a possible auto license defense case.