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.

Please note, the Legal Section attorneys represent the NC ABC Commission and any information provided is not legal advice and should not be relied upon as legal advice.  ABC Commission staff can only provide you with information about alcoholic beverage control laws. You should consult your own attorney for advice.