Verifying Age Of Buyer Is Vital

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DAVE RABER | Attorney at Law
Published: 01/04/2012

No matter how often I write articles stressing the importance of properly checking identification, the most frequent charge I observe during Liquor Control Commission hearings is serving underage people alcoholic beverages.

All permit holders must instruct all employees that sell alcoholic beverages to check the purchaser for proper identification at the point of sale and, most importantly, read the identification presented to calculate the actual age of the purchaser. Such instructions must be given and re-given on a weekly basis.