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Convicted of Felony While Principal of Liquor Licensee

What if you are convicted of a felony while being the principal of a liquor licensee?

The short answer from the SLA itself is that if you are the sole principal of the licensee, then you will have to surrender the license and re-apply after you have one of the following:

  • a final conviction for a reduced charge (subject to the SLA’s discretion);
  • a Certificate of Relief from Civil Disabilities;
  • a pardon; or
  • a Certificate of Good Conduct.

If you have business partners and there are other principals on the license, then you would need to divest your interest in the business once you became a convicted felon.  Once you obtain one of the items listed above or are no longer a convicted felon, then you may attempt to re-invest in the licensee.

This blog post is not intended to consist of legal advice and you should always consult with a lawyer before acting on anything you find on the Internet.  If you have questions or comments about this post, about the topic, or if you need legal assistance, you should feel free to give us a call or send us an email.  Let us know how a New York City liquor license lawyer can assist you.

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