It is a common misconception that serving alcohol to someone with an expired license is illegal, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Serving alcohol to someone with an expired license is legal in some states, while it’s against the law in other states. Read on for more information about what you need to know before making your choice! In some states such as California, serving alcohol to someone with an expired license is illegal. The state has a law that says you are not allowed to sell or give away alcoholic beverages if the server knows of ‘a fact which would lead him’ [her] reasonably to believe that the person intends to consume them in violation of section 23140 (driving while intoxicated). This means bartenders have every right

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– and responsibility! -to refuse service when they know a customer’s driver’s license has been revoked for DUI-related offenses. In other states it may be legal because there is no specific statute prohibiting servers from selling or giving drinks at bars or restaurants even though their licenses are expired. In these cases, common sense should prevail:

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