If you are a Pennsylvania resident and you make your living driving for Uber or Lyft, a DUI can be extremely frightening. For most people, a license suspension is a major inconvenience. For you it means losing your livelihood.
Uber and Lyft (as well as most delivery services like Postmates) require a background check for new drivers. You will not qualify if you have a DUI on your record in the past 7 years. Other violations such as reckless driving and speeding 20 mph or more over the limit, will also get you disqualified.
Uber Driver Requirements
Lyft Driver Requirements
If you are already an Uber or Lyft driver and get convicted of a DUI, your status with them will be canceled. Rideshare companies do periodic background checks to ensure the safety of their passengers. While this may take a few months for them to catch up, it will happen eventually.
Please keep in mind, that DUI is not the only crime that will get you fired. Many other convictions, depending on the severity, will get you terminated. Some of the common ones are:
- Drug Offenses
- Violent crimes like assault
- Sex crimes
- Serious traffic violations
If you are a rideshare driver, who has been charged with a crime and need to keep your livelihood, then call (717) 690-8643 to speak to an experienced defense attorney at The McShane Firm. We have helped thousands of Pennsylvania residents and we have the knowledge and experience to fight for you.