UBER OR LYFT DEFENSE
As an Uber or Lyft ride-sharing 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 or Lyft? As a driver for two of the top ride sharing companies in the United States, 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 against you which could turn your life upside down. When a criminal charge is made against you, it is important for you to contact an experienced New Orleans criminal attorney to represent you and to improve your chances of receiving an excellent outcome. You should not fight these charges alone.
If arrested for a crime, what should you do?
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, or Lyft driver, 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 an attorney, 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. The three standardized field sobriety tests are the walk and turn test, the one leg stand, and the horizontal gaze nystagmus test. There are other non-standardized field sobriety tests such as the finger-to-nose test, the finger count test, the Rhomberg balance test, the hand pat test, the ABC test, and the numbers backward test.
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.
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.