TABC Violations

Our liquor lawyers regularly represent hospitality industry businesses throughout Texas, and we’re able to get the best results for our clients because we’re intimately familiar with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code, TABC’s Rules, and the overall violation appeal process. TABC violations are not only costly, but also can put a business’ TABC permit in jeopardy, and can even negate the Safe Harbor Defense in the event the business is sued under the Texas Dram Shop Act. Businesses can, and oftentimes should, contest these violations. Many times TABC violations are dismissed even before being tried at hearing before the State Office Of Administrative Hearings (SOAH).

Common TABC Violations Include: 

  • Sale to Intoxicated Persons
  • Sale to Minor
  • Subterfuge
  • Sale During Prohibited Hours
  • Intoxicated Permittee/Employee
  • Inspection Refusal
  • Failure to Report a Breach of the Peace
  • Failure to Prevent a Breach of the Peace

Deciding Whether to Settle or Request a Hearing 

Our TABC law attorneys know exactly how to evaluate an alleged TABC violation and determine the likelihood of either getting the violation dismissed or prevailing at hearing. We are among the best qualified attorneys in Texas at representing businesses as it relates to TABC violations. First we try to get the TABC to dismiss violations informally. If that is unsuccessful, we will either proceed to hearing and advocate on your behalf, or help you determine your best settlement options.

Contact us today for any of your TABC violation needs.


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