Uber, Lyft, Taxi, and Ride Sharing Defense
As an Uber, Lyft, or taxi driver, have you been accused of sexual assault or abuse, a homicide, or a battery? Have you been arrested for murder, assault, battery, rape, sexual assault, or DWI/DUI while driving for Uber, Lyft, or for a taxi company? As a driver for two of the top ride sharing companies in the United States or for a taxi company, we know that the safety of your passengers is your top priority. Moreover, we know that another one of your top concerns is to protect your riders while they are in your vehicle.
Nevertheless, accusations can be made which could turn your life upside down. When a charge is made against you, it is important for you to contact an experienced New Orleans ridesharing attorney to represent you and to improve your chances of receiving an excellent outcome. It is important not to fight these charges alone.
What should you do if you are accused or arrested for a crime?
Being accused of or charged with a crime while driving for Uber, Lyft, or a taxi company is a serious matter. This is a critical moment in your life. The way in which you respond to the threat posed by a criminal charge can shape the rest of your life. Failing to respond in an effective way or making the wrong choices can leave you in a situation where securing future employment can be difficult, where finding housing with a landlord who is willing to rent to you is a challenge, and where you spend substantial time in prison.
To assist you with any accusation made against you, you need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney to ensure that your rights are protected. If you are arrested for a crime arising from your work as an Uber, Lyft, taxi, or other ride sharing company, remember your Miranda rights. As any arresting officer will tell you,
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to have an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you by the court. With these rights in mind, are you still willing to talk with me about the charges against you?
You should also know that in Louisiana, you do not have to take the standardized field sobriety tests and there are no penalties if you refuse to take these tests. Call us at (504)-302-2462 or complete our Internet contact form to schedule a free, initial consultation with our New Orleans area based criminal defense attorneys. There is no-obligation when you meet with us.New Orleans criminal lawyer Gaynell Williams, L.L.C. has offices in Gretna and Downtown New Orleans by appointment only to serve victims of auto accidents, work related accidents, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.
This information has been provided for informational purposes only and is not intended and should not be construed to constitute legal advice. Please consult your attorney in connection with any specific situation under federal and/or Louisiana law and the applicable state or local laws that may impose additional obligations on you and/or your family member. © 2018 Gaynell Williams LLC Attorney at Law. Published October 19, 2018.