Bureau of Automotive Repair Defense
BAR License Defense
Michael Benavides defends Auto shops and SMOG check stations in license revocation proceedings initiated by the Bureau of Automotive Repair. As a license defense attorney Michael represents clients after service of a BAR Accusation, through settlement and at the formal administrative hearing.
Many clients call Michael after receiving an Accusation from the Bureau of Automotive Repair. The Accusation is a formal written statement of the statutory and regulatory violations upon which the Bureau of Automotive Repair is requesting to revoke the license. The Accusation serves as a pleading and is the first document filed in BAR license revocation cases. After receiving the Accusation the licensee has a limited period of time to file a Notice of Defense to preserve their right to defend their license in a formal administrative hearing. Unfortunately, many Auto Repair and SMOG stations fail to file their Notice of Defense before the strict deadline identified in the Government Code. When the Notice of Defense is not timely served the failure is construed as a waiver of the right to a formal administrative hearing leading to a default decision revoking the license.
In light of the strict deadlines and dire consequences following receipt of an Accusation Michael Benavides provides free phone consultations to all California Auto Repair and SMOG stations. To receive a free phone consultation call Michael at (916) 596-1018.
Defending your Automotive Repair or SMOG Station license can be affordable with Michael’s flat fee payable by credit card. Instead of unpredictable hourly billing that leaves clients shocked after each monthly invoice, Michael charges a flat fee. The flat fee allows every client to budget for license defense and have confidence that attorney fees will only reach a certain amount. Moreover, Michael makes his flat fee affordable by dividing the fee into two installments: the first payment is due upon retaining Michael and the second is due shortly before the administrative hearing. As a result, clients can save thousands of dollars in attorney fees if their case settles before the administrative hearing.
To learn more about deadlines after receiving an Accusation, the next steps in defending your license, and Michael’s flat fee payable by credit card call Sacramento Law Group LLP at (916) 596-1018 today for a free phone consultation.