Legal & Prosecution
The legal division handles all ATC legal matters, including but not limited to, appeals, prosecution of administrative violations, responsible vendor violations, permit suspensions, public records requests, oppositions, and beer cash and liquor credit regulations.
It is the responsibility of the Legal division to counsel the Commissioner and the ATC divisions on interpretation of the Louisiana Alcoholic Beverage Control Law and Regulations. The Louisiana Alcoholic Beverage Control Law and Regulations are contained in Title 26 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes and Part VII of Title 55 of the Louisiana Administrative Code. A current version of both titles and other relevant statutory sections are available in the ATC Law Book.
Legal Division Staff
Administrative Violations and Hearings
(Note: these notices are sent to the mailing address provided to ATC on the permit application. As such, it is extremely important to ensure that your contact information remains up-to-date with ATC at all times).
Many violations are assessed fines. When assessed a fine the licensee has the option to pay the fine and avoid attending the scheduled administrative hearing. All assessed fines must be paid by 4pm on the day before the scheduled hearing date or attendance at the hearing is mandatory. When a payment is received the case is placed in closed status.
ATC Headquarters – 7979 Independence Blvd. Suite 101, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (Attn. Legal)
ATC Region Office – 1638 Creswell Extension #3, Opelousas, LA 70570
ATC New Orleans Office – 1450 Poydras St. Suite 850 Benson Tower, New Orleans, La 70112
The standard schedule of dates/times for ATC administrative hearings
Note: Any licensee that received a citation may bring witnesses and/or documentation to the hearing that they deem useful. Licensees may hire an attorney, but there is no requirement to do so. Hearings will begin promptly at the times listed below, unless otherwise notified:
Baton Rouge Hearings are on the Second Tuesday of each month for businesses that received citations in any of the following parishes: Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Cameron, Catahoula, Claiborne, Concordia, DeSoto, East Carroll, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Iberia, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Lasalle, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, Tensas, Union, Vermilion, Vernon, Webster, West Carroll, Winn
Location: Louisiana State Police Headquarters Time: 10:00 a.m. – all servers
7919 Independence Blvd 12:00 p.m. – all businesses
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
New Orleans Hearings are held on the Second Wednesday of each month for businesses and servers that received citations in any of the following parishes: Assumption, Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, Terrebonne.
Location: ATC New Orleans Office Time: 10:00 a.m. – all servers
Benson Tower 10:30 a.m. – all businesses listed above
1450 Poydras Street, 11th Floor
New Orleans, LA
Baton Rouge Hearings on the Second Thursday of each month for businesses that received citations in any of the following parishes: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana
Location: Louisiana State Police Headquarters Time: 10:00 a.m. – all businesses
7919 Independence Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
However, hearings may be held on additional dates and time at the determination of the Commissioner.