Administrative Law

Bad Idea to Represent Self before BAR

Every so often, the team at Simas & Associates, Ltd. encounters a new story about a licensee who  undertook to represent himself or herself in an administrative proceeding. The seeming informal nature of administrative proceedings somehow lures intelligent, successful, licensees and business owners into thinking they can represent themselves. Unfortunately, Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
Administrative Law

California Taxicab Licensing Requirements

In the state of California, some vehicles will require a special license or certificate in order to operate them. Examples include: Commerical Drivers License (CDL) (i.e. Tractor trailers; Construction vehicles; City buses; Shuttles, etc.) CDL with Specified Endorsement (e.g. School buses- (S) endorsement; Passenger buses – (P) endorsement; Tankers – (N) endorsement; Vehicles transporting hazardous materials – Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
Automotive Law

Interstate Drivers License Compact

If you are arrested in California for driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% with an out-of-state driver's license, your driver's license will not be immediately confiscated.  However, you will be notified that your driving privileges in the state of California will be suspended in thirty (30) days. Wow, just reading Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago