Newark Office of Administrative Law Attorney
Do You Need a Newark NJ ABC Attorney?
Unlike criminal cases and personal injury cases that are heard before the Superior Court in each respective county, matters involving ABC violations and municipal liquor license appeals are heard at the Office of Administrative Law (OAL). These matters may be based on charges you received from the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control or be based on liquor license issues with your Municipal Issuing Authority. Regardless of the underlying cause, if your matter is transmitted to the Office of Administrative Law then you can expect a formal hearing will be required. These hearings have separate rules and regulations specific only to administrative law proceedings. Therefore, it is imperative that you consult with and retain an experienced Administrative Law attorney. These rules and regulations are far more relaxed than those applied by Superior Court Judges. Understanding how these rules differ can make all the difference in your individual case.
For your initial consultation, contact our ABC attorneys at (732) 858-5857.
New Jersey ABC Charges
During my tenure as a Deputy Attorney General (DAG) with the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, I filed countless charges against retailer, wholesaler and manufacturer licensees. Often times, these matters would be forwarded to OAL for a formal hearing. As a DAG, I would be required to prosecute cases involving any of the following:
- Serving and Intoxicated Patron that Resulting in a Fatality
- Serving a Person Under the Legal Age (PULA)
- Failure to Maintain Books of Accounting (BOOKS2)
- Undisclosed Interest (UI)
- Illegal Activity on the Licensed Premises (ACTIV)
- Lease Out (APP6)
- Prohibited Promotion (PP)
- Broad Package Violation (BPP)
- Criminally Disqualified Licensee (DISQ2)
- Hindering (HIND)
- Lewd Activity
- Violation of an Ordinance
- Failure to Maintain Continuing Possession and Exclusive Possession
- Purchase of Alcohol from a Prohibited Source (PROHP)
- Sale of Alcoholic Beverages to a Prohibited Receiver (PROHS)
New Jersey Liquor Law Attorney
If you have been charged with any of these ABC violations or if you would like to appeal a decision made by your Municipal ABC Board, please contact (732) 858-5857. Our firm can assist you with any appeal or formal hearing before the Office of Administrative Law in Newark.