How We Protect Clients against SNAP Violations

The stakes are high for retailers. Owners of convenience stores and grocery stores who accept SNAP benefits as payment face permanent disqualification, civil fines, and even criminal charges in some circumstances. As owner, you face these consequences no matter what, whether or not you were inside your store at the time the alleged food stamp trafficking occurred.

In other words, you are 100% responsible in the eyes of the law, or at least the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, which has the authority to end EBT transactions as a form of revenue for your business.

The No. 1 way to protect your business is compliance.

Having a compliance plan and following through on it could mean the difference between staying in business and losing your store.

At Roberts Law Group, we help our clients create compliance plans to help safeguard against the USDA's claims that you committed SNAP violations.

Our compliance plan:

  • Train your employees to avoid committing SNAP violations
  • Be able to prove that you trained them

Every cashier should know the USDA's list of rules by heart before being allowed to handle EBT transactions. That is how you train your employees. Then, have your employees sign an acknowledgment of training before starting cashier duties. That is how you can prove to the USDA that you are fully in compliance.

Did you receive a SNAP violation letter?

If you have trained your employees properly and can prove that you trained them, you will have a much better defense if the USDA sends you a SNAP violation letter and threatens disqualification.

Why work with Roberts Law Group?

We are a BBB accredited firm with an A+ rating. Founder Patrick Roberts is an award-winning attorney with a long record of achievement in dealing with the government in defense of his clients.

Based in North Carolina, we can help implement SNAP compliance programs for any store in the nation, via phone and email. We also provide employee training (online or on-site), advisory services, and defense against the USDA.

To speak with us, call 866-630-2389.

North Carolina vs. M.W.
Charge: Charge: Robbery with A Dangerous Weapon (4 Counts), First Degree Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with A Dangerous Weapon
Facing: 12 - 17 years in prison
Result: Dismissed

An incarcerated defendant accused our client of participating in the robbery of a group of youth at a party. We were able to raise doubt as to the credibility of this individual. In the end, the prosecutor dismissed these charges, citing a lack of evidence.