Can I Be an Uber Driver if I Have a DWI on My Record?



    Driving for Uber has become a common job for many people, especially throughout the state of New York. This may be as a full time or even part time job. However, Uber has very high standards when it comes to hiring drivers. In the event that you have a DWI on your record, you may be wondering if you can still become a driver for their company. Continue reading below and contact an experienced New York criminal defense attorney to learn more.

    Will Uber Hire Me I have a DWI on My Record?

    Individuals who have received a DWI/DUI within the last seven years are not allowed to become a driver for Uber’s platform. In addition to this, drivers who have more than three driving violations on their record in the last three years will also not be allowed to be an Uber driver. If they have a speeding ticket for driving 20 miles per hour or more over the speed limit or a reckless driving offense in the last seven years, they will also not be hired by the company.

    What Happens if I Get a DWI While Licensed for Uber?

    When a driver is convicted of a DWI, they can face a variety of legal repercussions. In the event that they work for a ride-share company such as Uber, they will most likely lose their right to drive for the company immediately. It is also important to note that convictions for other crimes can also result in the loss of an Uber driving license. Each year, Uber conducts background checks on those they employ to ensure they are hiring dependable people. This includes checking the National Sex Offender Registry, motor vehicle records, courthouse records, federal records, etc. Individuals who have been charged with a DWI or another crime may lose their right to drive for Uber. It is because of this that it is crucial to combat these charges and defend your best interests. Contact our firm today to speak with an attorney regarding your case.

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    Criminal matters can change the course of your life forever. This is why you need an experienced attorney who will aggressively combat your charges to help mitigate their long-term effects. If you are in need of experienced legal counsel for a criminal defense matter on Long Island or throughout New York State, please contact Grunwald & Seman, P.C. to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to assist you.

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