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Toms River NJ Liquor License Attorneys

Do you have a liquor license? Are you looking to purchase a liquor license? Have you received a Notice of Charges from the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control? Is your local town giving you trouble on renewing your liquor license? Whatever circumstances have brought you to our firm, you can rest assured knowing that we can help. New Jersey’s Alcoholic Beverage Industry is the most heavily regulated industry in the State. Rarely to licensees read and remember all of the rules under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, N.J.S.A. 33:1-1, et. seq. For those persons who are unfamiliar with these rules and regulations, the attorneys at Proetta & Oliver are available to assist. Firm Partner and Former NJ ABC Deputy Attorney General, William C. Fay, IV, runs our Alcoholic Beverage law practice group. Mr. Fay developed a firm understanding of the rules and regulations at the local, state and federal level for liquor license holders. He prosecuted hundred of cases while Deputy General and now offers his skills and experience to clients in the Ocean County area. Call 732-858-5857 today and schedule a complimentary consultation at our Point Pleasant Office. Learn what we can do to help you and your business.

Sale to a Person Under the Legal Age Attorneys Point Pleasant, NJ

As I am sure you are aware, the legal age to purchase and consume alcohol in New Jersey is 21 years of age.For licensees, the purchase and consumption of alcohol by persons under the legal age can be of great concern. Not only will you be subject to charges from the Division of ABC but you will also be subject to criminal charges under N.J.S.A. 33:1-77. If convicted of this disorderly persons offense, your will be subject to jail time and fines. The law does recognize a valid defense to a charge that a person or licensee sold to someone under the legal age. To learn more about this defense and if it applies to you, call 732-858-5857. Licensees have the right to refuse a sale if they believe a purchaser is under the age of 21.  

In addition to any municipal court appearances and penalties for a violation of 33:1-77, you will also be subject to administrative charges in the form of a Notice of Charges from the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. A first offense for this violation carries a 15-day suspension while a license which has four (4) such violations will be revoked!

New Jersey Cops in Shops

One of New Jersey’s most successful programs for underage alcohol consumption deterrence is “Cops in Shops.” The Cops in Shops program is designed to deter young people from obtaining alcohol and possibly becoming a danger to themselves and others. According to the Attorney General’s Office, “Our goal is not to punish youthful indiscretion. It’s to provide underage drinkers with a serious wake-up call before their behavior results in a tragedy.”  Nevertheless, the Cops in Shops Programs has resulted in thousands of arrests during its twenty-plus years in affect. Teenagers are being charged criminal under N.J.S.A. 2C:33-15 and N.J.S.A. 33:1-81 for these violations. Whether you are a bar owner, liquor store clerk or underage individual, contact the attorneys at Proetta & Oliver for an immediate consultation. Former NJ Deputy Attorney General for ABC, William C. Fay, IV, has prosecuted countless cases just like these and can offer you an inside look at just how to beat these charges. Call 732-858-5857 today.

Ocean County Liquor Law Attorneys

Our office has been assisting clients throughout Ocean County, including the following neighborhoods:

  • Barnegat Township
  • Bay Head Borough
  • Beach Haven Borough
  • Beachwood Borough
  • Berkeley Township
  • Brick Township
  • Eagleswood Township
  • Harvey Cedars Borough
  • Island Heights Borough
  • Jackson Township
  • Lacey Township
  • Lakehurst Borough
  • Lakewood Township
  • Lavallette Borough
  • Little Egg Harbor Township
  • Long Beach Township
  • Manchester Township
  • Mantoloking Borough
  • Ocean Gate Borough
  • Ocean Township
  • Pine Beach Borough
  • Plumsted Township
  • Point Pleasant Beach Borough
  • Point Pleasant Borough
  • Seaside Heights Borough
  • Seaside Park Borough
  • Ship Bottom Borough
  • South Toms River Borough
  • Surf City Borough
  • Stafford Township
  • Toms River Township
  • Tuckerton Borough

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Our phones are answered 24 hours a day. We are available weekdays during business hours. We also meet with clients on evenings and weekends by request. All major credit cards are accepted.

PRINCETON OFFICE

100 Horizon Center Boulevard,
Hamilton, NJ 08691

Phone: (609) 789-0779

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JERSEY CITY OFFICE

101 Hudson Street, 21st Floor,
Jersey City NJ 07302

Phone: (201) 793-8018

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CRANFORD OFFICE

20 Commerce Drive, Room 135
Cranford, New Jersey 07016

Phone: (908) 838-0150

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EDISON OFFICE

3840 Park Avenue, Suite 202A
Edison, New Jersey 08820

Phone: (732) 659-9600

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MIDDLETOWN OFFICE

18 Kings Highway, Suite 109
Middletown, NJ 07748

Phone: (732) 858-6959

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