I got a first time dui last summer and just received a bartending job in Duluth I have a pouring permit in alpharetta but they are different in ever county. Please any help with this question will help me.
According to the Gwinnett County ordinances, it appears a misdemeanor DUI conviction is not a bar to getting a server license. Generally, the types of offenses that would serve as a bar to a license include convictions for engaging in sexual crimes (incl. sex offenses, pimping, pandering, etc.), possession or sale of alcoholic beverages or drugs, crimes of moral turpitude, and felonies. Therefore, I doubt you would have a problem getting a pouring permit.
One offense of DUI is not usually a bar to permits, but you should check with your attorney and don't try to lie about the conviction on your application.
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You should be able to get a permit. If they deny your application simply appeal the denial as outline in their procedures. I've never had any clients get denied for a pouring permit after appealing.
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