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California Code of Regulations, Article 25, Section 173
California Code of Regulations, Title 4 - Business Regulations, Division 1 - Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Article 25 - Responsible Beverage Service Training Program, Section 173 - Penalty Assessment for ABC Licensee Violation
California Code of Regulations
Title 4 - Business Regulations
Division 1 - Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Article 25 - Responsible Beverage Service Training Program
Section 173 - Penalty Assessment for ABC Licensee ViolationUniversal Citation: 4 CA Code of Regs 173
Current through Register 2022 Notice Reg. No. 14, April 8, 2022
(a) The penalty guideline for an ABC licensee in violation of Business and Professions code § 25683 is a 10-day suspension.
(b) For an administrative penalty imposed upon an ABC licensee for violation of Business and Professions code § 25683, an administrative law judge may consider the following factors, among others, for either aggravation or mitigation:
(1) percentage of employees without a certification;
(2) the length of time one or more employees is employed without a certification; and
(3) any prior warnings given to the ABC licensee regarding alcohol server certification requirements under the RBSTPA.
(c) A suspension imposed for violation of Business and Professions code § 25683 is to be served consecutively, not concurrently, with other alcohol-service related offenses.
Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 4, § 173
Note: Authority cited: Sections 25681(a) and 25685(a), Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 25682, 25683, 25684 and 25685, Business and Professions Code.
1. New section filed 5-20-2020; operative 5-20-2020 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2020, No. 21).
This section was updated on 6/6/2020 by overlay.
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It is the policy of this Department to impose administrative, non-punitive penalties in a consistent and uniform manner with the goal of encouraging and reinforcing voluntary compliance with the law.
Penalty Policy Guidelines
The California Constitution authorizes the Department, in its discretion, to suspend or revoke any license to sell alcoholic beverages if it shall determine for good cause that the continuance of such license would be contrary to the public welfare or morals. The Department may use a range of progressive and proportional penalties. This range will typically extend from Letters of Warning to Revocation. These guidelines contain a schedule of penalties that the Department usually imposes for the first offense of the law listed (except as otherwise indicated). These guidelines are not intended to be an exhaustive, comprehensive or complete list of all bases upon which disciplinary action may be taken against a license or licensee; nor are these guidelines intended to preclude, prevent, or impede the seeking, recommendation, or imposition of discipline greater than or less than those listed here in, in the proper exercise of the Department’s discretion.
Higher or lower penalties from this schedule may be recommended based on the facts of individual cases where generally supported by aggravating or mitigating circumstances.
Aggravating factors may include, but are not limited to:
Prior disciplinary history
Prior warning letters
Premises located in high crime area
Lack of cooperation by licensee in investigation
Appearance and actual age of minor
Continuing course or pattern of conduct
Mitigating factors may include, but are not limited to:
Length of licensure at subject premises without prior discipline or problems
Positive action by licensee to correct problem
Documented training of licensee and employees
Cooperation by licensee in investigation
Note: For purposes of this schedule of penalties, “revocation” includes any period of stayed revocation as well as out right revocation of the license.
Sales to minors – § 25658 B&P:
Sales of alcoholic beverages to person(s) under 21 – 15 day suspension
Permitting person(s) under 21 to consume – 15 day suspension
Furnishing or causing to be furnished alcoholic beverages to person(s) under 21 – 15 day suspension
2nd violation of Section 25658 with in 36 months – 25 day suspension
3rd violation of Section 25658 within 36 months – Revocation (Note: priors must be final – B & P § 25658.1)
Minor(s) on public premises – 25665 B&P – 10 day suspension
Employment of minor(s) – 25663 B&P – 10 day suspension
Unsupervised sales by person(s) under 18 – 25663(b) B&P – 10 day suspension
Sales to obviously intoxicated person(s) – 25602 B&P – 15 day suspension
2nd violation of 25602 within 3 years – 25 day suspension
3rd violation of 25602 within 3 years – 45 day suspension to revocation
Sale and/or Consumption After Hours – 25631 & 25632 B&P:
By public – 15 day suspension
By employees and friends only – 10 day suspension
By employees only – 5 day suspension
Illegal Solicitation of Alcoholic Beverages:
Violation of Section 24200.5(b) Revocation Violation of Section 25657(a) – Revocation
Violation of Section 25657(b) and Section 303a PC – 30 day suspension To revocation
Employees accepting alcoholic drinks – Rule 143 CCR – 15 day suspension
Refilling – 25176 & 25177 B&P Code: With different brand – 15 day suspension
With same brand – 5 day suspension
Contaminated Bottles (insects, etc.) – 347b PC – 5 day suspension
Substitution of Brands – 25609 & 23614 B&P – 15 day suspension
Club Licenses, Sale to Public – 23431 B&P 10 day suspension
Sale to Purchase Between Retailers – 23402 B&P 15 day suspension
Not Operating Bona Fide Eating Place – 23038 & 23396 B&P 10 day suspension indefinite until compliance
Licensee or Bartender Working In Premises While Intoxicated -24200(a) B&P 30 day suspension
Licensee or Employee Resisting Arrest or Interfering With Investigation on The Premises – 24200( a) B&P & 148 PC 35 day suspension to revocation
Licensee or Employee Not Permitting Inspection Of: Premises – 25755 B&P 30 day suspension Records – 25616 B&P 30 days and indefinite until records produced
Alcoholic Beverage Not Permitted By License – 25607 & 23355 B&P:
Sale 15 day suspension
Possession 10 day suspension
Gambling – 24200(a) B&P and 330 PC:
Organized (bookmaking, football cards, etc.) 30 day suspension
Local (cards, dice, football & baseball pools, etc.) 10 day suspension
Electronic/video games (slot machines, Poker, 21, etc.) – possession 15 day suspension
Electronic/video with payoffs 30 day suspension, with 15 days stayed for 2 years
Disorderly House, Prostitution, Lewd Conduct – 25601 B&P:
Occasional or isolated offenses 30 day suspension
Recurring/aggravated offenses Revocation
Nude Entertainers, etc. – Rule 143.2 &. 3 30 day suspension to revocation
Narcotics – B&P 24200.5 and H&S Violations: Transactions on licensed premises Revocation Paraphernalia, possession for sale Revocation, stayed for 3 years and a 20 day suspension
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Alcohol & Beverage Violations
California Department of Alcoholic Beverages Control (ABC) may impose administrative penalties to encourage and reinforce voluntary compliance with the law. These violations may also lead to criminal investigation and prosecution. The most common violations of the ABC guidelines are: Sales to minors under Business and Professions Code §25658 25658.1, employment of minors under B&P Code 25663, sales to obviously intoxicated person under B&P Code 25602, Alcoholic Beverage Not Permitted by License under B&P Code 25607 & 23355, Organized, local or electronic gambling under B&P Code, Food Stamp Violations under B&P Code 24200(a).
ABC enforces alcohol and beverage laws. Most cases that require a criminal attorney representation in Los Angeles. California stem from undercover or sting operations by California ABC agents. ABC enforces California laws as to manufacture, safety, distribution and consumption of alcoholic beverages in California. It is illegal for liquor stores to purchase liquor from uncertified suppliers or in black market at a lower price. Our Criminal Lawyers have found that liquor store owners are under scrutiny by ABC frequently and they could fall to a sting operation in which an undercover officer acts as a supplier and offers bottles of wine at a very low price to induce the owner, manager or employee of the store to purchase the supplies illegally. Then the rest of the crew will come in and arrest all those involved. It is irrelevant how many bottles were offered and it is irrelevant whether the transaction was in fact completed.
Liquor store and wine bar owners could also get into criminal trouble if they provide alcohol to minors under the age of 21 in California. It is not uncommon for ABC undercover agents to act as a very young patron in an attempt to purchase alcohol from a bar, restaurant or grocery store. Cashiers, employees and clerks at these establishments must be trained to always check everyone's identification to verify they are of legal age and could purchase alcoholic beverages. Entrapment could be a defense in these cases but it may not always work. If you have been arrested for the crime of offering or selling alcohol to a minor, you may need the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer to establish the defense of entrapment.
ABC also cites and punishes alcohol providers for various other violations of California alcohol and beverage control laws, including violations of licensing or posting requirements, storage and sanitation violations, labeling violations, wine and beer laws, and numerous other local and state codes and regulations.
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California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, or ABC, regulates licensing, sales, and consumption of alcoholic beverages. in California, no business that provides liquor to the public may serve or sell to anyone under the age of 21. Also, no one under the age of 18 may by hired to serve alcohol in a restaurant or bar. You must be 21 to drink and pour liquor.
Also, no alcohol may be sold by any store or served by any bar from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. To protect the safety of the public, liquor laws also prohibit the sale of alcohol to an obviously intoxicated person.
If one decides to carry liquor in a vehicle, it cannot be opened or consumed while in the vehicle. All bottles or containers of liquor must be sealed and unopened. If liquor is being transported, it must be placed in the rear or cargo compartment of the vehicle or truck and not in the passenger section.
Also, there are vehicle codes prohibiting drinking and driving while under the influence of alcoholic beverages. And finally one who is drunk or intoxicated could be arrested if he is found on the street or in a public place.
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