Law Offices of Mitch Furman Articles Defending Liquor Violations

Defending Liquor Violations

By Law Offices of Mitch Furman  Jun. 3, 2011 3:22p

When people start or open any type of business, they must learn about and follow all of the state laws. For people who are running any business establishment that sells liquor, they must abide all of the state and federal liquor laws. Strict laws have been set forth by the Liquor Control Act of 1934, if and when a business fails to adhere to the laws set forth in the act, they run the risk of having their business being fined and shut down until they get their legal affairs in order and are up to code. All businesses that sell liquor must obtain a “liquor license” from the State of Illinois Liquor Control Commission. Failure to abide by the liquor laws can result in fines, liquor license suspensions or revocations. Furthermore, violations can result in the refusal to issue or renew a liquor license.

Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) Legal Division

The manufacture, sale and distribution of liquor are highly regulated in the United States. The ILCC legal division reviews all violations to determine the severity of their offenses. A minor offense is handled rather quickly, much like paying a traffic ticket, whereas a more serious violation will be reviewed by a staff attorney, and a citation will be prepared for a formal hearing in front of the Commissioners. If you or your employees have violated any liquor laws, it’s extremely important that you hire a Chicago criminal defense attorney immediately.

If you own or operate a small grocery store, convenience store & gas station, a gas station, drug store/pharmacy, restaurant, convenience store, supermarket, liquor store, department store, bar/tavern, hotel or motel, and you are facing liquor violations, you are at risk of paying fines, liquor license suspension, or revocation or, the refusal to issue or renew your liquor license.

Liquor is big business, for some establishments, the majority of their profits come from liquor sales. Operating without a license or on a suspended or revoked license can be prosecuted as misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the nature of the offense. If you are under investigation for a liquor license violation, contact a Chicago liquor license attorney at the Law Offices of Mitch Furman & Associates without delay.

Contact a Chicago liquor license lawyer from our firm for a free initial consultation.

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