Being convicted of a DUI can put many hurdles in your path and could prevent you from being able to gain an income. The ability to drive safely is not only a skill, but it is also a personality trait, and if you have shown that you have a habit of driving when intoxicated, it’s likely that employers will not trust you to drive safely in the future.
This is why a DUI arrest requires aggressive defense tactics. Many of those charged with a DUI are complacent, believing that the consequences of the crime will be minimal — only resulting in a minor fine and a few months of living without a full driver’s license. However, this is simply not the case. A DUI conviction could affect your reputation, your housing and your ability to gain an income in the future. The following is an overview of how a DUI could affect your ability to earn an income through a ride-sharing or delivery app.
Delivery companies require driving record screening and background checks
Companies such as Uber, DoorDash and Postmates are highly regulated and want to make sure that they are only working with safe drivers. Therefore, it is likely that they will run a background and driving record check during the process. If a DUI shows up on these checks, you’ll probably be disqualified from the process.
Delivering with other modes of transport
You may be able to gain an income by delivering using other modes of transport. Even if you have a DUI, using a bicycle to make deliveries is an option with some apps.
Defense and expungement
If you currently have pending charges in place, you will need to aggressively defend yourself to prevent a DUI from becoming a problem in the future. If you already have a DUI, getting it expunged could be a wise step.
Make sure that you understand your legal options when it comes to DUIs in Missouri.