Liquor License Appeals
Appealing a Liquor License Revocation or Condition
If your business has had its liquor license suspended or revoked or a condition imposed, you have the right to enter into the appeals process. There is either a 10-day or 40-day deadline to file an appeal so act quickly. If an appeal is not filed in time, the right to appeal is lost. It will typically take one year to obtain a decision on an appeal, and at the end of that time there is no guarantee that you will avoid the suspension or revocation. Three people appointed by the Governor sit on the Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board. All ABC decisions that are challenged must pass through the ABC Appeals Board before the issue can go to a court. So it may take some time for a final resolution to be reached. You are free to continue your business while an appeal is pending.
If you decide to appeal, attorney Rick Warren will explain the process and a timetable for the appeal, and evaluate your prospects for winning the appeal. Typically, your license will remain valid and in effect until the appeals process is complete.
“Appeals board” means the Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board. — ABC ACT, Division 9, Chapter 1, Section 23045
Liquor Licensing Focus ∙ Negotiation Experience
Our law firm is focused on helping liquor license business owners. We can help you understand the rules and regulations, comply with the conditions and modifications, and help you negotiate a positive solution if you happen to violate any of the terms of your license. The qualifications that we bring to the table are:
- An attorney with more than 30 years of experience in the courtroom
- A lawyer with experience in negotiations and arbitrations, and as a mediator and a referee
- A policy of free initial consultations, and no charges for travel time