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Avoid these actions to keep your liquor license

On Behalf of | Jan 15, 2020 | Liquor Licensing

When they have some free time, many California residents likes to go out for drinks. Because you are a savvy business person, you understand the importance of offering options at your restaurant or other venue that will attract customers. As a result, you opted to obtain a liquor license for your establishment.

Having this type of license is vital if you want to sell alcohol, and after you obtained your license, you were likely ready to get your alcohol sales underway. However, it is important to remember that your license is not permanent, and if authorities believe that you have violated the law in some way, you could lose your liquor license.

Potential issues that could jeopardize your license

You certainly do not want to put your license at risk after jumping through all of the necessary hoops to get it in the first place. As a result, you may want to ensure that you and your employees do not carry out any of the following actions:

  • Not ensuring that your servers are properly trained and of the proper age to serve alcoholic beverages
  • Selling alcoholic beverages to individuals who are under age
  • Not checking the IDs of individuals ordering alcoholic beverages, even if they look 21 or older
  • Serving alcoholic beverages during times when it is illegal to sell them
  • Continuing to serve a person who is already intoxicated, which could put your liquor license at risk and potentially result in liability for your establishment if an accident occurs later
  • Conducting other illegal practices on the same premises

If you lose your liquor license for any of the above reasons, your business could suffer, and you may have to go through even more hoops in attempts to regain your license. Furthermore, this list does not show every way in which you could lose a liquor license, and thus you should review California laws regarding proper practices for selling and serving alcohol.

What if you are already at risk?

If your establishment is already at risk of losing its license, you do not have to feel out of luck yet. However, you need to understand your options for handling any matters relating to your liquor license. Consulting with an attorney experienced in this area of law could better your chances of keeping your license and keeping your business operating smoothly.