LEGAL TIP OF THE WEEK
ARE BARTENDERS LIABLE FOR DUI’S?
The law in Oklahoma has long been that serving a visibly intoxicated person may lead to liability for the establishment serving the drinks. There are countless cases surrounding this issue, and determining what is meant by “visibly intoxicated” has been the subject of many legal proceedings. The State Supreme Court recently took up another issue in this line of cases and focused on a defendant who consumed alcohol throughout the day. One main takeaway is that when alcohol is purchased for consumption off premises, like buying beer at 7-11 to take home and drink somewhere other than 7-11, the seller might be responsible for injuries caused by the buyer later. This ruling is significant, in that liability is not limited to one party, requiring multiple persons and entities to vigorously defend cases when accidents happen. We offer excellent criminal defense services, and are here to help you today!
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