SNAP Violation Defense Lawyers
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Our firm has handled more SNAP Violation cases and SNAP Civil Monetary Penalty cases than any other firm in the country. Our quick and decisive representation can help you address allegations while preventing any loss of revenue or decline in customers. You can trust our team to protect your store.

OUR PRACTICE AREAS

Our firm is focused on everything within the SNAP and EBT programs—from applications to fighting violations, because the Food & Nutrition Service (FNS), the federal agency that oversees SNAP, is cracking down on retailers who illegally exchange cash for food stamp benefits.

AGGRESSIVE
REPRESENTATION

We have successfully defended more than 300 SNAP violations for grocery stores across the country. Our quick and decisive representation can help store owners address allegations, while preventing any loss of revenue or customers. You can trust our team to protect your store.

PREPARED FOR
SNAP SUCCESS

The Metropolitan Group’s unique focus is on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) violations. We are the only law firm in the United States that focuses entirely on SNAP Violation Defense and EBT Application denials. This positions our firm as one of the best in the nation to handle charging letters from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

LOOKING TO
GROW YOUR BUSINESS?

About 14% of the U.S. population is enrolled in this program. Accepting SNAP benefits can be a huge boost to your business, especially for convenience stores in low-income neighborhoods. Whether it’s a booth at a farmer’s market, an organic grocery, or a specialty food store, you may qualify to participate in SNAP. It can open your business to new customers.

Many small store owners are afraid of SNAP’s strict rules and regulations that are backed by stiff fines and possible criminal prosecution. Plus, a SNAP authorized retailer is completely responsible for any trafficking his employees might commit. Because of this, the store owner faces permanent disqualification of his store from the program and may lose their business.

We understand the nuances of SNAP applications and can help you navigate the red tape, as well as design store policies to prevent any violations from occurring. We can also make sure that your store is compliant with the records and training standards set by the USDA.

ABOUT OUR FIRM

The Metropolitan Group’s unique focus is on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) violations. We are the only law firm in the United States that focuses entirely on SNAP Violation Defense and EBT Application denials. This positions our firm as one of the best in the nation to handle charging letters from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Led by Attorney Andrew Tapp, our team has advised clients from California to New York and every state in between. We have successfully represented stores that received the following alleged violations:

  • Trafficking

  • Alcohol

  • Tobacco

  • Lottery

  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

  • Hot Food

  • Paper Products

  • Vitamins or Over-The-Counter Medicines

Don’t delay in retaining us to defend your store! We can quickly gather the evidence and back it with case law to support your claim. It could save your store from heavy fines, disqualification from the program, or possible store closure.

Are you facing a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program charging letter? Take advantage of our free SNAP consultations and find out how we can help protect your store today.

A NATIONWIDE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW PRACTICE

Our USDA SNAP representation on an administrative level is available across the United States.

This includes:

  • Answering Charging Letters from the USDA
  • Preparing Administrative Appeals for SNAP disqualifications and suspensions
  • Preparing appeals of Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Assessments by the USDA
  • Assisting in the preparation of USDA SNAP retailer applications

Most of our preparation can be conducted through telephone, Skype and e-mail – eliminating the need for cross country travel to represent your store in the matter.

More than a SNAP Focused Firm
The Metropolitan Law Group has a unique experience with USDA SNAP Violations and regulatory law, but our services are not limited. While we are ready to assist you with the USDA SNAP issues that may affect your store, we can also assist you in all general areas of representation that affect your business on a day to day basis. We also have years of experience in the following areas:

  • Commercial Transactions
  • Corporate Governance
  • Start-Up Businesses
  • Business and Real Estate Transactions
  • Commercial and Business Litigation, and
  • Complex Business Litigation and Appeals

SOME OF OUR RECENT RESULTS

Defense of Grocery Store

SNAP Defense of a Grocery Store

October 15th, 2016
Asian grocery store in Minnesota.

Dismissal of SNAP Trafficking Charges

October 14th, 2016
Small Pensacola, Florida convenience store: Charging Letter

SNAP Permanent Disqualification Reversal

October 13th, 2016
Small grocer in Lexington, Kentucky: Reversal of a Permanent Disqualification

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