Automotive Defense Specialists is proud to announce updated content on the topic of “interim suspension orders” by the Bureau of Automotive Repair.

LOS ANGELES, CA, February 05, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ — Automotive Defense Specialists, a team of best-in-class attorneys focused on defending SMOG technicians and SMOG shops at, is proud to announce updated content on “interim suspension orders” to its blog. The loss of a smog certification can ruin a busy auto repair business. The new content, however, helps the smog testing community learn how a defense lawyer can help fight an interim suspension order by the Bureau of Automotive Repair.

“We’ve handled suspension orders and other actions by the Bureau of Automotive Repair that have included accusations for clean plugging, clean piping, and other violations. Often, the facts and the law do not support the Bureau’s position,” said lead attorney William Ferreira from Automotive Defense Specialists. “Just because a smog repair shop receives an interim suspension order doesn’t mean it’s the end of their business. Our law firm’s expertise is defending against such charges.”

California smog repair shops and smog technicians can review the updated content at If a smog testing professional receives an interim suspension order by the Bureau of Automotive Repair, it may be a surprise. Smog testing technicians could be accused of mismanaging tests with little evidence. Timing can be critical to addressing the problem. An administrative law judge could quickly suspend a license as little as five days after a scheduled hearing. The importance of a timely and professional response can mitigate the result of an interim suspension order. A team of attorneys dedicated to defending smog repair shops can help review a case and fight the charges. Automotive Defense Specialists are best-in-class attorneys familiar with the disciplinary processes by the Bureau of Auto Repair ( A lawyer can address accusations swiftly and help protect a smog license.


Here is the background on this release. Not taking a smog testing action such as an interim suspension order seriously may be fatal to an auto repair shop’s business. If a smog technician or auto shop owner decides to accept a disciplinary action to remain out of court, the result could be far more hurtful than expected. Cases “resolving” interim suspension orders by the Bureau of Automotive Repair can result in harsh penalties. Indeed, no one should “settle” for an unfair judgment for any reason. Securing a smog-testing defense attorney can help mitigate a suspension order and keep a shop in 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, and suspensions. 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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