Alcohol Law Enforcement special agents are responsible for enforcing criminal laws pertaining to alcohol, controlled substances, tobacco, bingo and gambling. North Carolina General Statutes pertaining to specific areas of criminal law may be found on the North Carolina General Assembly website.
Administrative Rules and Regulations
In addition to criminal laws, businesses who sell alcoholic beverages under a permit from the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABCC) or tickets under the North Carolina Education Lottery (NCEL) are subject to administrative rules that regulate those products and the locations at which those products are sold. Violation of criminal laws is a matter presided over by the criminal courts, whereas violation of administrative rules may result in actions such as fines, penalties, suspensions or revocations against a business that holds a permit issued by the regulating agency.
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