The most common charge and Snap Disqualification that our clients receive from the USDA are:
Transactions ending in the same amount ie. $4.88, $10.88
The Red Bull or Monster drink exchange from Sam’s Club
Transactions occurring within a short time period
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If you are a store owner that has been charged by the USDA with snap trafficking of benefits, your first instinct might be that it was your employee and not you. I would think the same way had I not defended hundreds of snap violation cases.
Snap violation Attorney:
As an attorney that deals with snap violations, I have seen employees selling ineligible items, majorly in eligible items, and sometimes even giving out cash in exchange for benefits. As a store owner, your job is to make sure that your employees are properly trained using the EBT machine in order to avoid suspension and or permanent disqualification.
Make sure to watch our videos on civil monetary penalties and snap violations. The Tips on the videos are given to people who have either been cited for violations and or people that simply want to protect themselves in the future.
CMP: A civil monetary penalty is sometimes your only option. Unfortunately, after the violations have already been carried out, your best option may be to pay a penalty and move forward, if the USDA allows this to happen.
6 month suspension: losing six months worth of EBT customers could be devastating. Sometimes proving a hardship to the community might be a great option.
Make sure to contact an attorney that deals with snap violations.
New York California Georgia Texas Pennsylvania Illinois New Jersey North Carolina and Florida, commonly see the most snap violations. The plane and simple reason is that they have the most stores. More stores and more people equal more transactions.
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