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Humes "Tripp" J. Franklin, III
Humes "Tripp" J. Franklin, III
hfrankli@wawlaw.com
540.434.0316
Gregory T. St. Ours
Gregory T. St. Ours
gstours@wawlaw.com
540.434.0316

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC

100 South Mason Street
P.O. Box 20028
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
United States

Consult with a Proven West Virginia Alcoholic Beverages Lawyer

The proven West Virginia alcoholic beverages lawyers at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC are experienced in the effective resolution of claims related to the regulated sale and enforcement of alcoholic beverages in West Virginia. West Virginia 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 West Virginia, West Virginia. Clients will have the confidence of knowing that their case is being handled by an experienced and knowledgeable West Virginia alcoholic beverages lawyer.

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

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Experienced West Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Attorney

West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia Alcoholic Beverages Law Firm

The West Virginia alcoholic beverages attorneys at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC 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 West Virginia alcohol lawyers at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC in West Virginia.

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC

100 South Mason Street
P.O. Box 20028
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
United States

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Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC

100 South Mason Street
P.O. Box 20028
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
United States

Law Firm Contact: Thomas E. Ullrich / Jeffrey R. Adams

Tel: 540.434.0316

Fax: 540.434.5502

Email: tullrich@wawlaw.com, jadams@wawlaw.com

Website: www.wawlaw.com

Member Since: 2014

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