Alcohol & Beverage Control Violations

Occasionally, an employee of an establishment subject to supervision by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control will mistakenly sell an alcoholic beverage to an individual under 21 years of age. The ABC is the California state entity tasked with licensing the sale of alcoholic beverages, as well as ensuring compliance with alcohol laws. Sometimes, ABC will send undercover agents posing as minors in sting operations to attempt to buy alcohol from establishments. ABC also investigates anonymous citizen complaints regarding alcohol violations.

More information about the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control can be found at https://www.abc.ca.gov.

Specifically, the ABC derives its power from the California Business and Professions Code Division 9, found here.

When an establishment sells alcohol to a minor or otherwise violates an alcoholic beverage regulations, the owner of the establishment can suffer severe consequences, including criminal prosecution and potential loss of the liquor license.

The Goldstein Law Group has a proven track record in defending establishments under threat of prosecution for serving alcohol to minors. If your bar or restaurant is facing criminal prosecution for an ABC violation, contact The Goldstein Law Group today.