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Alexandra B. Becker
Alexandra B. Becker
abecker@nhkllp.com

Richard L. Burstein, Of Counsel
Richard L. Burstein, Of Counsel
rburstein@nhkllp.com

Nolan Heller Kauffman LLP

80 State Street
11th Floor
Albany, NY 12207
United States

Consult with a Proven Albany Alcoholic Beverages Lawyer

The proven Albany alcoholic beverages lawyers at Nolan Heller Kauffman LLP are experienced in the effective resolution of claims related to the regulated sale and enforcement of alcoholic beverages in New York. Albany alcoholic beverages attorneys are knowledgeable in all areas of general alcoholic beverages law, including but not limited to dram shop liability cases and liquor licensing claims in Albany, New York. Clients will have the confidence of knowing that their case is being handled by an experienced and knowledgeable Albany alcoholic beverages lawyer.

The Albany alcoholic beverages attorneys have experience representing clients in alcoholic beverage matters involving:

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Experienced Albany Alcoholic Beverage Attorney

New York alcoholic beverage law defines an alcoholic beverage as any consumable drink containing ethyl alcohol. As classified by the Beverage Act, alcoholic beverages are grouped into four main categories, including alcohol, beer, wine, and spirits. The laws associated with alcoholic beverages vary by state.

The regulation of alcohol in Albany is generally focused on “intoxicating beverages” with the exact definition of “intoxicating” varying from statute to statute. Many states are lowering the level of legal intoxication from .10 BAC to .08 BAC. In many jurisdictions, it has been held that the list of liquors subject to regulatory or prohibitive enactments, particularly when such a list is followed by an expression akin to “or other intoxicating liquors” must be intoxicating in fact. Many statutes either refer to “intoxicating liquors” generally, or prescribe an alcoholic percentage cut off.

Alcohol sales and consumption is regulated under the “police powers” of the states, but may also be regulated by federal law when such laws do not infringe on the police powers of the states. This means that the Federal government lacks the power to regulate liquor sales by one citizen to another within the territorial limits of a given state, or to regulate liquor-related business within any state. However, the importation and interstate transportation of intoxicating liquors can be regulated by the Federal government under the Commerce Clause. The federal government also has the power to regulate liquor sales in D.C., and where it has exclusive authority such as on government owned military reservations, and with Indian tribes. In all other situations, the states’ police power controls alcoholic beverage law. The federal government has, however, used financial incentives built into its funding of highways to establish a national minimum drinking age.

Trusted Albany Alcoholic Beverages Law Firm

The Albany alcoholic beverages attorneys at Nolan Heller Kauffman LLP are distinguished by a history of successful alcoholic beverages claim recoveries. For experienced representation in an alcoholic beverages dispute or for assistance with a liquor license, contact the Albany alcohol lawyers at Nolan Heller Kauffman LLP in New York.

Nolan Heller Kauffman LLP

80 State Street
11th Floor
Albany, NY 12207
United States

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Nolan Heller Kauffman LLP

80 State Street
11th Floor
Albany, NY 12207
United States

Law Firm Contact: Justin Heller / Brendan Carosi

Tel: 518.449.3300

Fax: 518.432.3123

Email: jheller@nhkllp.com, bcarosi@nhkllp.com

Website: www.nhkllp.com

Member Since: 2018

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