Can I Become an Uber Driver if I Have a DUI?
October 27th, 2020
Uber, the ridesharing service, is a great way for individuals to make some extra cash, or even to earn a living. However, Uber's standards are relatively high, as they want to ensure their business is safe for all those involved. That being said, if you have a DUI on your record, or you have recently received a DUI, you are most likely wondering whether you can become, or stay, an Uber driver. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Maryland criminal defense attorney to learn more.
What are Uber's standards regarding DUIs and other traffic offenses?
To start, you should understand that if you have had a DUI within the last seven years, you will not be allowed to become an Uber driver. Additionally, you will not be allowed to be an Uber driver if you have any reckless driving offenses within the last seven years. You should also understand that you will have to be over the age of 21, have no more than three driving incidents within the last three years, and have no speeding violations over 20 miles per hour in the last seven years.
What happens if I get a DUI as an Uber driver?
If you are someone who gets a DUI as an Uber driver, you will promptly lose your right to be an Uber driver. Additionally, if you are convicted of any other crime, there is a very good chance you will also lose your right to drive for Uber, as Uber runs yearly background checks that comb through various records, including courthouse records, federal records, the National Sex Offender Registry, and motor vehicle records, among others. This means if you are charged with a crime, even if it is unrelated to driving, there is a very good chance you will lose your Uber license. Our firm can help you fight any charges you may face to protect your record and your ability to make a living with Uber. That being said, you should also understand that the implications of receiving a DUI extend far beyond losing the right to drive for Uber; you will most likely face high fines, have your license suspended, spend time in jail, and more. Our Maryland criminal defense attorneys are here to help.
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