Personal Alcohol Licence

Notification if charged with a relevant offence

The Act requires the holder of a personal licence charged with a relevant offence to produce his licence to the court or, if that is not practical, notify the court of the existence of the personal licence.

If a licence holder is convicted of a relevant or foreign offence while holding a personal licence, they must as soon as reasonably practicable inform the Licensing Authority which granted the licence of the conviction. The Licensing Authority must then notify the Chief Officer of Police for its area who may, within 14 days, notify the authority that he considers that the continuation of the licence would undermine the crime prevention objective. If so, the authority must hold a hearing to consider the objection notice unless it is agreed that a hearing is unnecessary and this could lead to the revocation of the personal licence.