Automotive Defense Specialists announces a new post on using an attorney for STAR suspension cases by the Bureau of Automotive Repair.

LOS ANGELES, CA, May 31, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Automotive Defense Specialists, a team of professional lawyers fighting for auto repair technicians, and SMOG shops against the Bureau of Auto Repair at is proud to announce a new post on the issue of “STAR suspensions.” If a SMOG shop or technician has their STAR certificate threatened, it can mean the end of a SMOG shop. Reaching out to an attorney to help with a STAR suspension by the Bureau of Automotive Repair could mean the survival of a SMOG business.

“There are many things SMOG shop owners need to pay attention to. They need to ensure their technicians are properly trained and certified. There are customers and bill collectors to contend with. When a STAR violation letter arrives from the Bureau of Auto Repair, a shop owner may be too busy to manage it properly,” explained attorney William Ferreira of Automotive Defense Specialists. “Defending SMOG technicians and auto repair shops against the Bureau of Auto Repair is all we do. We will handle the case and do everything we can to help save a SMOG business.”

The Auto Repair and SMOG testing community in California can find the recent post from Automotive Defense Specialists at The California state agency has the responsibility of overseeing and monitoring emissions-related repairs for SMOG testing and auto repair shops. The Bureau of Automotive Repair ( sends letters to appear in court for smog accusations, such as interim suspension orders, STAR invalidation or suspension cases, and SMOG repair violations. The new post explains five reasons for contacting an attorney for STAR suspensions by the Bureau of Automotive Repair. Speaking to a lawyer about a STAR violation letter can help save valuable time needed to maintain a SMOG testing business. New updates to the STAR program took effect on July 1, 2022. To review the official state page on these updates, such as changes to performance measures, FPR score criteria, and other details, go to Attorney William Ferreira and his legal team focus on defending small “mom and pop” auto repair shops from the Bureau of Auto Repair in court.

As the post explains, California’s small auto repair shops can face many challenges in order to remain in business. Managing assets and costs could be essential to stay in the black. A SMOG violation letter could severely threaten a technician or shop owner. The cost of time and effort to fight an accusation alone might put a business owner in the red. Or worse, it could result in the loss of a SMOG repair business.


Automotive Defense Specialists ( is a top law firm representing auto repair facilities, SMOG check stations, and technicians in every facet of their legal needs, including the Bureau of Automotive Repair letters, citations, suspensions, and invalidations. The legal team can help auto shops respond to a Bureau of Auto Repair defense letter. The company offers phone consultations to auto shops, mechanics, technicians, and others facing disciplinary actions from the California Bureau of Automotive Repair.
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