Many Californians will agree that Uber has opened a whole new world to
us in more ways than one. Uber has offered flexible employment and it’s
helped get drunk drivers off the roads by offering fast and convenient
rides anytime day or night.
In regards to driving for Uber, its
website says, “You can drive and earn as much as you want. And, the more
you drive, the more you’ll make. Plus, you’ll get paid weekly
and your fares get automatically deposited.” Sounds pretty good,
On the topic of scheduling, Uber says, “Only drive when it works
for you. There’s no office and no boss. That means you’ll
always start and stop on your time – because with Uber, you’re
in charge.” Suppose you’re saying, “I’m sold.
Where do I sign up?” but you are facing DUI charges. Now you’re
wondering, “If I’m convicted of DUI, can I still drive for
Uber?” In order to drive for Uber, you’ll have to pass a
background check, which includes two things: 1) a criminal background check, and 2) a review
of your driving record.
In order to pass Uber’s background check:
- Your California driver’s license must be valid.
You cannot have a
reckless driving conviction in the past seven years.
You cannot have more than
three minor moving violations in the past three years; for example, speeding tickets or failure to obey
another traffic law.
- You cannot have a criminal record that includes a conviction for a violent
crime, a felony, or a sexual offense in the past seven years.
- You cannot be a registered sex offender.
To sum it up, you cannot drive for Uber if you have had a DUI conviction
in the past seven years. So, if you're considering driving for Uber
but you’re facing DUI charges in Orange County, we urge you to contact
the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. for a hard-hitting defense.
We fully understand the impact a
DUI conviction has on current and future
employment opportunities and therefore stand ready to fight for your freedom and
Contact us today to see how OC’s
DUI Queen can serve you!