If you’re arrested, you could lose your license to operate for Uber/Lyft. This is even before you’re convicted. I am an attorney who has helped people get their license to operate a rideshare back after their arrest.
Massachusetts regulations, 220 CMR 274, provides that if you’re charged with certain crimes, your license to operate a rideshare will be immediately suspended. This includes domestic violence offenses, operating under the influence, any sort of assault case, and many theft related offenses.
This is a state law, and it is not up to the rideshare company. If you’re arrested for any of these offenses, Uber/Lyft have to suspend your right to operate on their platform. This can happen immediately.
If you are convicted of any of these offenses, your license to operate a ride share could be suspended anywhere from five years to indefinitely.
Your right to drive for Uber/Lyft can be suspended even if you’re not arrested. This can include tickets, surchargeable accidents, and driving related offenses.
Your rideshare license can also be suspended for discretionary reasons, such as a customer complaint that does not result in criminal charges. In that situation, you have the right to appeal the suspension. I have assisted people in appealing their suspensions in those situations.
This is why it’s critical to hire a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible if you’re an Uber/Lyft driver who’s arrested. It’s critical to get your case dismissed as soon as possible to allow you to get back to work.
I have successfully worked with drivers for Uber/Lyft to get their right to operate back after being arrested. If you’re charged with domestic violence or any offense and rely on rideshare as your job, you should hire a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Call or text me at 617-295-7500 as soon as possible. Let’s get started on your defense.