If you are applying for a liquor license for a business, this isn't something that you should do without legal help. There are a lot of restrictions and details that may be difficult to understand when it comes to the process of obtaining a liquor license, and you want to make sure that you do what you need to get everything completed properly. Here are some of the things that you want to talk with a lawyer about, and that could be a problem when you go to apply for the license.
Remove Past Blemishes
You may need to have a lawyer work to remove some past charges on your personal record, if you have some past blemishes that are going to be a problem. Charges that could raise a red flag include:
- Drinking related charges
- Assault or violent crimes
- Money laundering or business crimes
If you have any type of crimes like this, you'll want to talk with your lawyer about before applying , to see what can be done about the charges.
Know What's Available
You have to know what is available when you are ready to apply, and the lawyer can find out what types of licenses are currently available. Different licenses have different hours for when alcohol can be served, and other licenses may only permit you to sell beer, wine, or liquor, and not all three. You can apply for what is available now, and then apply for other options as they become available in the future.
Have the Application Professionally Submitted
You want to have your lawyer fill out the application, so it's done correctly and there are no errors and delays, and then you want to have them submit the application for you. You don't want any mistakes on the application that could get you denied, or that could delay the process, which could result in someone else getting available licenses that you need.
Your lawyer will be able to tell you what the potential is for you to get approved for the liquor license, if you aren't sure if you are going to get approved, or if you are worried about your finances. You will have to buy the liquor license, so make sure that you have the money you need already in hand, or easily available, when you go to submit your application, and so it's ready if the license gets approved. Contact a consultant, like Arizona Liquor Industry Consultants, for help.