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Recently, I got a citation from the Georgia Department of Revenue

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(DOR) regarding selling the alcohol...
Recently, I got a citation from the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) regarding selling the alcohol to the minors. Our server always check for the I.D., but she did not check at that time because the customer looked old enough. However, the customer happened to be a decoy from DOR. My question is, due to personla matters, Beer & Wine licensce is not under my name, but it is under someone else's name. On the letter, it shows that I have a choice of going to the hearing or send a letter of the plea of no contest. Which option should I take?
Submitted: 7 years ago.Category: Criminal Law
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Criminal Lawyer: Law Educator, Esq., Lawyer replied 7 years ago
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If he sold the alcohol to the minor and it was a first time, then it is generally going to be best here to plead no contest and get it over with because if it happened, regardless of your excuse of he looked old enough you will end up found guilty anyhow. It is likely in your best interest pleading no contest to save the time and your money in fighting something where they will find you guilty.


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Customer reply replied 7 years ago

Thanks for the answer. But my concern is the licencse is not under my name. What can I do?

Criminal Lawyer: Law Educator, Esq., Lawyer replied 7 years ago
There is nothing you can do about the license not being in your name and there are businesses run all the time with licenses in the names of others. Pleading no contest also avoids having to explain that.
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