Uber is one of the fastest-growing businesses in recent memory. The ridesharing service is a great way for individuals to be their own boss and either make money on the side or even become Uber drivers full-time. That being said, Uber has high standards regarding who can become Uber drivers, which is why if you have a DUI on your record, you are most likely wondering whether Uber will let you drive for the company. Please continue reading and speak with our Red Bank criminal defense attorney to learn more.
Will I be allowed to become an Uber driver if I have a DUI or other traffic offenses on my record?
The first thing you should understand is that if you have had a DUI within the last seven years or a speeding violation of over 20 miles per hour in the last seven years, you will not be allowed to become an Uber driver. Additionally, if you have had more than three traffic violations in the last three years, you will not be allowed to become an Uber driver. Finally, just as a general qualification, you should note that if you wish to be an Uber driver, you will have to be at least 21 years old.
Can I stay an Uber driver if I get a DUI?
If you get a DUI, regardless of whether you were using the ridesharing service at the time or not, you will lose your right to work from Uber immediately. You should also understand that various other convictions will also affect your right to be an Uber driver. Uber conducts annual background checks, so even if you passed it last year, it does not mean you will automatically pass it this year. Every year, Uber will check various sources regarding your criminal record, including courthouse records, federal records, the National Sex Offender Registry, motor vehicle records, and more. If Uber finds that you are charged with a crime of any sort, there is a very good chance you will lose your right to drive for the company. For this very reason, if you are facing criminal charges, you must retain the services of an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney who can work to keep you out of jail and protect your livelihood. Our firm is here to help. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
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