Violation Defense

SNAP Violation: Retailer’s Response Guide to Trafficking

SNAP Violation: Retailer Response Guide to Trafficking So, you have a SNAP Violation Charge Letter, and hopefully you’ve read Part 1 of this guide.  Now that you understand what the USDA is accusing you of, and what they’re using to accuse you, it’s time to figure out your response. You have a 10% chance to …

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SNAP Trafficking Attorney: Retailer’s Guide

SNAP Trafficking Attorney: Retailer’s Guide Did you get a letter from the USDA charging you with SNAP trafficking?  My name is Andrew Tapp and I am an attorney with Metropolitan Law Group.  My firm and I represent more Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) retailers in the United States than any other firm.  We have built …

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SNAP Violation Charge Letters – What Not to Say to the USDA

SNAP Violation Charge Letters A SNAP Violation Charge Letter from the USDA looks simple enough when you receive it from UPS.  There are either specific allegations about a store visit, or a list of categories for “suspicious transactions” your store has run.  In appearance, it isn’t much different from what other state agencies and departments …

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SNAP Violation Defense

SNAP Violation Defense What You Need to Know: Unlike many other state and federal agencies, the USDA is not a business friendly agency.  Since 2013, the Department has spent a considerable amount of time seeking to disqualify small stores.  It is their belief that the majority of trafficking that occurs on SNAP happens at small stores …

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