The age limit for alcohol is based on research which shows that young people react differently to alcohol. Teens get drunk twice as fast as adults…. but have more trouble knowing when to stop. Teens naturally overdo it and binge more often than adults. Enforcing the legal drinking age of 21 reduces traffic crashes…. protects young people’s maturing brains…. and keeps young people safer overall.
Alcohol Retailers Can Help Reduce Teen Drinking…
“Retailers play an essential role in reducing teen access”
Retailers can take steps to make sure that teens can’t buy alcohol from their stores,…… and they can serve as a source of information to reduce the possibility that alcohol legally sold to an adult will end up in a teenager’s hands.
Responsible retailing practices are key to preventing illegal alcohol sales. But it takes more than just telling your staff not to sell to minors. Responsible retailers need specific policies… backed up by training and accountability, that enable staff to say,
“If I sell to you, I’ll lose my job…And I will go to Jail.”
In 2012, an Apollo Beach convenience store, “Best for Less Foods” was hit with a Record… $716 million verdict…. for selling alcohol to a 17 year-old driver who crashed into another car killing 32 year old Sammy Garcia .
Sammy Garcia was an incredible human being who was full of life and a joy to be around. Everyone in the community – everyone who ever met him – loved Sammy. His family was extremely close. Sammy built and raced cars as a hobby, but only ran on the track. Ironically, he was killed by a kid in a souped up camero, racing while drunk on a city street.
This $716 Million Dollar verdict sends a message to other vendors across the country. … And that message is:
Here’s what is going to happen to you if you sell liquor illegally to minors.”
The verdict also sends a message on the Egregious conduct of the defendants……the Societal impact of this type of conduct…. and how this verdict can help bring positive change.
Today The Insider Exclusive Investigative TV Series presents “Illegal Liquor Sales– Sammy Garcia’s Story , and how his Lawyers, “Bill Gilbert, Partner @ Dano Gilbert Law firm and Rolando Santiago, Founder of RLS Law Group got Justice for Sammy and his family proving a very “challenging & emotional case”
….Earning them the highest respect from citizens and lawyers alike…. as some of the best trial lawyers in America.
They have seen many innocent, hard-working people suffer needless injury….
AND BECAUSE OF THAT…..They are driven to help people who had been harmed by the negligent actions of others. Their goals….. Not ONLY To get Justice for Sammy Garcia and his family…
BUT to make sure ALL Retailers follow the laws and specific Corporate policies, backed up by training and accountability, They have built a substantial reputation by consistently winning cases other law firms have turned down. Their amazing courtroom skills and headline grabbing success rate continue to provide their clients with the results they need……And the results they deserve.
Please contact Bill Gilbert @ Gilbert Law Firm, P.S. http://www.wagilbert.com/ and 509-321-0750