Can I Become an Uber Driver in Texas if I Have a DUI on My Record?

Uber is a great way for individuals to make some money on the side, or even make a full-time career. However, if you have a DUI on your record, you may be wondering whether you can still become an Uber driver. Additionally, if you are someone who is already an Uber driver, though you have recently been charged with a DUI or any other crime, you are most likely wondering whether it will affect your ability to continue driving for the company. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Houston criminal defense attorneys to learn more. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Can I become an Uber driver if I have a DUI on my record?

Unfortunately, if you are someone who has received a DUI within the last seven years, you will not be allowed to become an Uber driver. However, that’s not all–you should also understand that if you have been convicted of reckless driving or driver 20 miles per hour over the speed limit within the last seven years, you also will not be allowed to become an Uber driver. Finally, you should understand that if you are someone with more than three traffic violations within the last three years, you are also prohibited from becoming an Uber driver.

Will I lose my right to be an Uber driver if I get a DUI?

If you receive a DUI, whether you are using the Uber app or not, you will have your right to be an Uber driver revoked immediately, on top of any legal consequences you may face as well. You should also understand that if you are convicted of any crime, you will most likely lose your right to be an Uber driver. Uber conducts yearly background checks on each of its drivers, wherein it will review various records, including courthouse records, the National Sex Offender Registry, motor vehicle records, federal records, and more. If Uber learns that you have committed a crime of any sort, you will lose your right to drive for the app. If this happens, you will face both legal consequences and put your livelihood in jeopardy. This is why if you are charged with a crime, you must retain the services of an experienced Texas criminal defense attorney immediately. Our firm is here to help fight your charges–all you have to do is give us a call.


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