Legal Section

The Legal Section processes administrative violations involving permittees, interprets statutes and rules, and advises the Commission on legal issues. The attorneys also represent the Commission in contested cases before the Office of Administrative Hearings.

When the Legal Section receives a violation report from a law enforcement agency, the attorneys evaluate whether the facts provide sufficient evidence of a violation of ABC laws or rules. If so, the Legal Division will send a “Notice of Alleged Violation” to the ABC permittee.