Hearings at the Administrative Law Office in Atlantic City
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If your liquor license has been charged with statutory or regulatory violations under New Jersey’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, your case will potentially reach the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law (OAL) for a formal Hearing. For cases related to charges from the Division of ABC or your municipal licensing authority, the matter will be heard at either the Office of Administrative Law in Newark, Mercerville or Atlantic City. Which location your hearing is held at will depend on your location to the respective OAL offices. Cases in South Jersey are typically heard in Atlantic City, cases in Central Jersey are heard in Mercerville and cases in North Jersey are heard in Newark. Whether you wish to appeal a municipal hearing or fight charges filed by the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, it is important that you have an experienced ABC liquor law attorney to represent your interests. Our firm boasts the resources of a former Deputy Attorney General who has prosecuted ABC liquor law cases before Administrative Law Judges in Atlantic City, Newark and Mercerville. Call (732) 858-5857 today and discuss your case with our attorneys. We may be reached 24/7 for your convenience.
Office of Administrative Law Atlantic City NJ
The Office of Administrative Law in Atlantic City is located at 1601 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 601, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401. Requests for hearings are not made directly to the OAL. Instead, hearing requests must be made directly through the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. This will either be done in response to your Notice of Charges, if the charges were filed by ABC, or through an appeal of the municipal board’s decision sent to the ABC Director.
At your hearing, the Administrative Law Judge will listen to testimony and review evidence before he or she writes their initial decision. The initial decision is not final and is treated only as a recommendation. The initial decision it will then be forwarded along to the ABC Director for consideration. The Director will review the initial decision and has the right to adopt, reject, or modify what the ALJ decided. The ABC Director’s decision is the final decision.
These hearings are rife with legal arguments and evidentiary issues. Be sure that your attorney is experienced and knowledgeable with both the ABC laws as well as the Rules of OAL. Contact Proetta, Oliver & Fay today at (732) 858-5857 and speak with the ABC Liquor Law Attorneys about your case.