Tag: Defense Specialists

The word “criminal” sends shivers down the spines of nearly everyone who has ever watched a Hollywood movie. However, in some situations a dispute between an auto repair shop owner or technician and the California Bureau of Automotive Repair can become a so-called criminal matter.

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.

Sacramento, CA – December 14, 2015. Automotive Defense Specialists, a California law firm of attorneys with expertise in Bureau of Automotive Repair criminal cases, is proud to announce the launch of a five-part Q&A series on its blog concerning issues surrounding the Bureau of Automotive Repair actions against SMOG check and STAR program participating stations […]

Automotive Defense Specialists, led by William Ferreira, a top Bureau of Automotive Repair defense attorney at, has issued an alert on their blog concerning confusion concerning BAR 97 vs. BAR-OIS actions taken by the Bureau of Automotive Repair in California.