Auto & SMOG License Defense
After years of defending child care facilities and Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, license defense attorney Michael Benavides is extending his representation to clients licensed by the Bureau of Automotive Repair.
All license defense cases begin with service of the Accusation. The legal document acts as a pleading and is the first document filed in a license defense case. It gives the licensee (whether child care, RCFE or SMOG station) formal notice of the administrative proceeding to revoke the license. After receipt of the Accusation the licensee must file a Notice of Defense before the deadline to preserve their right to a formal administrative hearing. If the Notice of Defense is not filed by the deadline the licensee is deemed to have waived their right to a hearing and a Default Decision revoking the license will be issued.
Many license defense clients have difficulty affording legal representation through the entire process. Some clients retain an attorney who charges by the hour only run out of money before the hearing. To ensure that clients only spend a certain amount for legal representation throughout the entire process Micahel Benavides charges a flat fee. The flat fee is often divided into two payments. The first payment is paid upon retaining Michael Benavides. The second payment is due shortly before the hearing. Flat fees provide many clients with a guarantee that they can afford legal representation.
Free Phone Consultation
Clients who receive an Accusation have limited time to file the Notice of Defense. Accordingly, Michael Benavides offers free same-day phone consultations to all prospective clients who call Sacramento Law Group LLP at (916) 596-1018.