Starting an LLC and the BAR STAR Program
POSTED April 24, 2012

Starting an LLC and the BAR STAR Program

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We have seen a dramatic increase in the number of citations issued by the BAR. Due to the structure of the STAR Program regarding directed vehicles; the fact that a citation will forbid stations from participating in STAR for one year and…

Interim Suspension Order Hearings – ISO
POSTED March 5, 2012

Interim Suspension Order Hearings – ISO

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We blogged in 2012 about an “epidemic” of sorts running throughout the licensing process dealing with Bureau of Automotive Repair Licensing. Well, here it is Spring, 2016, and – guess what – we are hearing reports of this problem, again. We’ve updated our blog on the topic…

Stopping the Bureau of Automotive Repair STAR Program
POSTED March 5, 2012

Stopping the Bureau of Automotive Repair STAR Program

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As you may know, the Bureau of Automotive Repair has an initiative known as the STAR Program, a vehicle to control Emission Testing in the State of California that has gone into effect…

Bureau of Automotive Repair Citations and the STAR Program
POSTED March 5, 2012

Bureau of Automotive Repair Citations and the STAR Program

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The Bureau is trying to thin the herd of Smog Stations and Technicians and prevent them from qualifying for the STAR PROGRAM.

Dealing with DMV Investigators
POSTED February 14, 2011

Dealing with DMV Investigators

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I am a peace officer and I could arrest you right now if you don’t give me what I want. If I had a nickel for every time a DMV Investigator said this to a Dealer, I’d be a rich man. The problem is it’s simply not true.