Question: I was arrested for DUI in Van Nuys. Cop came to my car while I was parked and sleeping. Can you legally get a DUI while sleeping?

Answer: It is possible to get charged with a DUI even though you were sleeping in your car when the officer arrived and subsequently arrested you. Often in these cases there great defenses, such as lack of probable cause for the officer to approach you in the first place, which will lead to the DUI getting dismissed. I have had success getting DUI charges dismissed in similar situations, and I regularly handle DUI cases in Van Nuys Court successfully.


Phil Hache
DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney
Handling DUI and Criminal matters throughout Courts in Southern California including Van Nuys, San Fernando, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Metro, Bellflower, Alhambra, Malibu, Compton, Inglewood and other Courts.
Office in Sherman Oaks