Notice of Charges NJ Alcoholic Beverage Control
Liquor License Suspension Attorney
Many liquor licensees are fortunate enough to never have any charges levied against their license. However, every year hundreds of charges are filed by municipalities and the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control against liquor license holders. These charges are most frequently filed against Class C retail licensees (bars/restaurants/liquor stores), but wholesalers and manufacturers are not immune. Typically, licensees will be subject to a compliance inspection by State Investigators or local police. These inspections may be done undercover or with the licensees knowledge. If violations are uncovered during the inspection, the license will be served with a Notice of Charges. This notice will typically set forth the alleged violations and the presumptive number of suspension days applicable.
What Should I Do If I Get Charges for ABC Violation?
If you received a Notice of Charges or were subject to a recent compliance inspection by the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, call the ABC Liquor License Attorneys at Proetta, Oliver & Fay. William C. Fay, IV, heads of ABC practice at the firm. He is a former Deputy Attorney General with the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Having spent his career prosecuting these very cases, he is well-positioned to represent you now as a defense attorney. Call 732-858-5857 today and speak with an attorney about what can be done to avoid a suspension of your liquor license.
Notice of Charges From The Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control
For more serious ABC violations, charges will be filed against the licensee. The Notice of Charges will specifically identify the nature of the charge and the amount of suspension the Enforcement Bureau is seeking, should the licensee be found in guilty of the charges. As a licensee, you must enter a Plea to the Notice of Charges within 30 days. Failure to respond to your Notice of Charges will result in the automatic entry of a non-vult plea and the imposition of suspension days proposed in the Notice of Charges. For example, if you, as the licensee, are charged with an Undisclosed Interest, the Division will typically seek a 30-day suspension of your liquor license. If you fail to respond to the Charges, the Division will file a Motion with the Director of ABC for an immediate entry of the 30-day suspension. If you license is not currently active, then the Division will seek an indefinite suspension. Therefore, it is extremely important that a licensee follows the instructions and enter a necessary plea.
New Jersey ABC Liquor Law Attorneys
Call 732-858-5857 today and speak with Mr. Fay about your Notice of Charges from ABC or from your local issuing authority.