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We are an elite criminal defense law firm, that emphasizes providing the best service and professionalism to all clients. We service a curated clientele nationwide – that expect the best from their lawyer. We handle tough criminal defense and legal situations that require deep knowledge, experience, dedication, and excellence in order to win. We have over 50 years of combined experience, handling national and international cases.

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The Spodek Law Group is one of the most successful law firms in the USA. Our success comes from the fact we are attentive to details, and take a very pragmatic approach to each and every single case. Our clients turn to us for realistic advice – so they can make the appropriate decisions they need to make personally. Our goal is to make sure your case ends in a positive outcome, not only personally – but for your family as well.


Liquor License Violations Lawyers

A liquor license is one of the most critical parts for anyone who has restaurants, bar or any other company in the hospitality industry. A highly experienced liquor license violations lawyer is what you need to help you get a liquor license as fast and efficient as possible. However, if you are found to have violated the terms of your license, then you may require the legal representation of an attorney. A liquor license violation if not handled well can lead to severe sanctions such as liquor license being revoked, license suspension and business closure. Such violations, to some extent, may also result in criminal charges. The violations may be investigated by local law enforcement and the Colorado liquor Enforcement Division.

Legal issues associated with Liquor License Violations

Several violations can make your liquor license revoked. They include:

• Illegal license transfer
• Violations of the terms shown on the license
• Operating during illegal hours
• Advertising violations
• Inventory violations
• The Selling alcohol to already intoxicated persons
• Selling alcohol to anyone who is 21 years and below
• Poor record keeping and failure of providing annual reports
• Allowing anyone with a fake ID to buy alcohol from your business
• Allowing the employees who are underage to handle liquor
• Allowing anyone to carry out illegal gambling in a licensed premises

Notice of Pleading

If accused of violating any the above, the state Liquor authority in most cases will pledge disciplinary proceedings against you. If it gets to this point, then SLA will issue a Notice of Pleading which outlines what you have been charged in a court. You have three options:

1. Enter a plea of no contest: You admit you are guilty of the charges and accept the violation. By this, you can mitigate the circumstance that can minimize the possible penalty.

2. Enter a conditional plea: Allows you to request for a reduced penalty. In case your request is denied, then your plea is vacated.

3. Enter a plea of not guilty: In this request, your matter will be heard in a court where the prosecutor will be required to present evidence and call a witness if any. If you are found guilty, then the following are the possible penalties:

• Cancellation: A two-year ban on reapplying for a new license followed by termination of the present liquor license.
• Suspension: You can be prohibited from selling alcoholic drinks for a given period.
• Cancellation: Your license will get termination with no assurance that you can get another license in the two years.
• Bond claim: This is a claim against your surety bond.
Civil penalty: This is a monetary fine
• Prescription: Prohibits anyone from issuing of licensing anyone who wants to start a liquor business at the premises for two years.
• Summary suspension: The state agency allows suspension of the license if the agency finds that public health safety is at risk requires an emergency action is needed.

An experienced Liquor License Violations Lawyer can also help in:

• Counseling you on issues related to liquor
• In filing paperwork and applications
• Filling of applications with the relevant organizations
• Representing an offender in hearings and litigation

Liquor License Violations Lawyers

Hiring an experienced violation lawyer can be essential to avoid a loss of license If your business has been cited to have committed a liquid license violation. The attorney can help you in drafting a defense on your behalf through doing an investigation on the abuses and putting together a valid argument in a court of law on your behalf. In case you license has either been revoked or suspended due to liquor license violation, you can contact Spodec law Group. These attorneys have the experience and skills to ensure that you have a fair trial.

Liquor Licensing and Permitting Lawyers

If you have an interest in opening a bar, nightclub, tavern or any other business that sells alcohol, it is possible for you to find yourself in a crossroad with laws and regulations. You need guidance from a liquor licensing and permitting lawyer who is conversant with the hospitality industry and knows a lot about the Alcohol Beverage Control Laws for you to obtain a license.

Types of liquor licenses

Liquor licenses in the USA are grouped into two. On-premises (OP) license allows for the on-premises consumption of alcoholic drinks as follows.

• HL- this is the alcoholic beverages license for hotels.
• RW- wines and beer license for the restaurant.
• OP- alcoholic beverages license for liquor. It also allows the sale of beer for off-premises consumption.
• Cl- alcoholic beverages license for clubs.
• EB- Eating place beer license.

The off-premises license allows for off-premises consumption of alcoholic beverages as follows:

• L- License that allows the sale of wine and liquor for a liquor store.
• A/DS- drug store or grocery store license allowing the sale of beer.
• AX/DX- drug store or grocery license permitting the sale of beer and wine coolers.

The legal requirements for a retail liquor license

The requirements for a retail liquor license applicant in New York State are:

• Age 21 or older
• US citizen or a permanent resident alien status
• No felony convictions.
• Not an officer with arresting powers.

Location may make your application denied. Your premises should not be within 200 feet of a synagogue, school, church or any place that is used for worship. Other reasons that may make your license denied include:

• Failure to disclose any criminal past.
• Failure to record residential past
• Not disclosing the source of funds.
• Missing or incomplete information

Which body that controls liquor?

The department of consumer protection liquor has been given the mandate of controlling the sale of liquor, enforcement of liquor laws and licensing of places selling liquor. It manages and regulates all the persons and firms that are involved in the distribution, dispersion, and sale of alcoholic liquor. It helps to prevent the sale of alcohol to minors and any intoxicated individual, guarantee product integrity and ensure that licensed business premises are safe.

The Liquor Division regulates the following businesses:

• Caterers who are serving liquor
• Private clubs that are serving liquor
• Package stores
• Grocery stores that have beer permits
• Restaurants that are allowed to hold liquor licenses
• Wholesalers, manufacturers, and wine distributors

It is essential for you to observe the laws of New York State Liquor Authority, once you have been issued a license. Failure to do so can lead to possible revocation and citations of your liquor license.

Why you should hire a liquor licensing and permitting lawyer

Getting an experienced legal advice on an issue related to alcohol licensing is of benefit to those clients whose business depends on liquor beer and wine sale. The requirements of licensing in each state are different. Legal requirements to issues related to licensing of beverages are available from attorneys and law firms.

At Spodek Law Group, we will thoroughly explain the legal processes of liquor licensing for your business, and we will also ensure that it goes smoothly. If you want to serve alcohol at your hotel or restaurant, package store or sell beer at a grocery store or get a day permit to sell alcoholic drinks at a charity event, you should call us; we can help. Our experienced liquor licensing and permitting lawyers will ensure that you understand the legal requirements that surround this industry, and they will also ensure that you are aware of the possible consequences should you violate any of them.

Charle Butler
Charle Butler
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!



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Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

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Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

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