Trenton NJ Liquor License Attorneys
In the United States, each state has the authority to regulate the production, sale and distribution of alcohol within its borders. This means state and local jurisdictions may have their own requirements in addition to federal requirements. State laws and regulations vary widely from state to state, and may be more restrictive than federal regulations. In New Jersey, each municipality is considered to be the “licensing authority” for retail licenses while the State ABC is the licensing authority for all wholesalers and manufacturers. Understanding the complex nature and regulations that exist between the town, state and federal government agencies can be difficult. Finding an experienced attorney who handles liquor licensing matters can be even more difficult. If you are a resident of Princeton, Robbinsville, West Windsor, Hamilton, Lawrence or any other Mercer County municipality, the ABC Lawyers at Proetta, Oliver & Fay are available to help. Firm Partner and Former New Jersey ABC Deputy Attorney General, William C. Fay, IV, heads up our Alcoholic Beverage Law Practice. Contact our office at 732-858-5857 to speak with Mr. Fay or schedule a consultation regarding your matter. Having spent his career regulating the Liquor Industry, Mr. Fay is well-suited to handle any New Jersey or Federal Liquor Licensing matters you may be facing.
What is a Notice of Charges from NJ Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control?
If you received a Notice of Charges from the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, then you are likely unsure of what this all means. A Notice of Charges is essentially a notice that your liquor license is alleged to have violated New Jersey’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Act or Regulations. These charges may subject you to a suspension of your license or possibly revocation of your license entirely. With so much at stake it is imperative that you fight these charges. Simply entering a “non-vult” plea will subject your to possible suspension, steep fines and a tarnished record on your liquor license. To avoid these outcomes, you should consult with an attorney about how you can defend against your Notice of Charges. Whether your were charged with a 15-day suspension for serving a person under the legal age or a 30-day suspension for failing to maintain documents, the attorneys at Proetta, Oliver & Fay know what can be done to avoid a shutdown of your license.
Alcoholic Beverage Control Lawyers Hamilton, NJ
Retail liquor licenses (i.e. bars, restaurants, liquor stores, clubs and hotels) are controlled by the local municipal town government. This means that if you want to buy a bar or open a restaurant, you will need to apply for a liquor license in the town where you plan to operate. If you are seeking to buy, sell or transfer a liquor license in Princeton, NJ, then you will have to submit a 12-page application to the town clerk. Furthermore, your license must be renewed every year with the same municipal council. If your license has been a nuisance for the town, then you may be subject to restrictions or non-renewal. If your town council tries to restrict, suspend or not renew your license, call 732-858-5857 today.
Division of ABC Lawyers in Mercer County
The Law Firm of Proetta, Oliver & Fay represent clients throughout Mercer County. With offices conveniently located offices, our attorneys can handle matter anywhere in Mercer County, including:
- East Windsor Township
- Ewing Township
- Hamilton Township
- Hopewell Borough
- Hopewell Township
- Lawrence Township
- Robbinsville Township
- West Windsor Township
Princeton NJ Liquor License Transfer Attorneys
We represent clients who own a liquor license before local town councils and the NJ Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. We will gladly sit down and discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact our office at 732-858-5857 to schedule an appointment. Firm Partner, William C. Fay, IV, is a Former New Jersey Deputy Attorney General for the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. While there, Mr. Fay advised the ABC Director on Industry concerns and prosecuted ABC violations on behalf of the State. Call today for more information on our credentials and find out how we can help.