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Illegal Manufacture, Sale or Possession of Alcoholic Beverages

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N.J.S.A. 33:1-50 Attorney

Illegal Manufacture, Sale or Possession

While a seldom filed charge, N.J.S.A. 33:1-50 governs that illegal manufacture, sale and possession of alcoholic beverages. The genesis of this charge dates back to moonshiners and bootleggers back during the prohibition era (though this specific statute was no in existence then). Specifically, this statute prevents individuals or entities from attempted to produce, sell or consume alcoholic beverage produced by non-licensed entities of this State. This includes any paraphernalia that may be used in the production or sale of an alcoholic beverage, such as stills, brew kettles, bottle buckets, grain mills, fermenters, etc. If you or someone in your family have been charged with violating N.J.S.A. 33:1-50, call 732-858-5857. Our law firm specializes in representing individuals charged with violating New Jersey Alcoholic Beverage and Liquor Laws.  

What is N.J.S.A. 33:1-50?

Under N.J.S.A. 33:1-50, it is a misdemeanor for any person to:

  1. Manufacture, sell, distribute, bottle, rectify, blend, treat, fortify, mix, process, warehouse or transport any alcoholic beverage in violation of this chapter; or
  2. Import, own, possess, keep or store in this state alcoholic beverages with intent to manufacture, sell, distribute, bottle, rectify, blend, treat, fortify, mix, process, warehouse or transport alcoholic beverages in violation of the provisions of this chapter; or
  3. Own, possess, keep or store in this state any implement or paraphernalia for the manufacture, sale, distribution, bottling, rectifying, blending, treating, fortifying, mixing, processing, warehousing or transportation of alcoholic beverages with intent to use the same in the manufacture, sale, distribution, bottling, rectifying, blending, treating, fortifying, mixing, processing, warehousing or transportation of alcoholic beverages in violation of this chapter; or
  4. Aid or abet another in the manufacture, sale, distribution, bottling, rectifying, blending, treating, fortifying, mixing, processing, warehousing or transportation of alcoholic beverages in violation of this chapter; or
  5. Possess, have custody of, offer for sale or sell any illicit beverage.

Attorneys for NJ ABC Violations

If you are charged with and convicted of violating N.J.S.A. 33:1-50, you will be guilty of a misdemeanor. The penalty for this misdemeanor carries a fine up to $1,000 and a term of incarceration up to three (3) years. However, you must serve a mandatory 30 days in jail under this statute. This means that you will not be eligible for a probationary sentence if found guilty. and punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars and not more than one thousand Speak to an experienced attorney about your charges under N.J.S.A. 33:1-50 today by calling 732-858-5857.

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