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Can I Drive for Uber with a DUI?

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, doesn’t it?

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 DUI or 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 your future. Contact us today to see how OC’s DUI Queen can serve you!