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    Default Is okay it okay to sleep in cars?

    Does anyway know if it's legal to sleep in cars? We (me and some friends) can't find any places to camp and we don't wanna camp at the onsite camp.. therefore we'll probably sleep in our car, but is it legal?

    Best regards - David.

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    Where are you planing on sleeping in your car. If you have been drinking even if your keys are in the trunk and you are in the backseat its considered drunk driving in CA.

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    HAHAHA and sorry for all the spelling! Lol!
    *is it okay to sleep in cars
    *Does Anyone

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    Shiat really? Hmm, we'll get totally drunk yeah! But we do not drink and drive.

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    onsite camping is the way to go.

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    Okay, sucky, well, thanks for the information guys.

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    Sleeping in your car is illegal in California.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinylmartyr View Post
    Where are you planing on sleeping in your car. If you have been drinking even if your keys are in the trunk and you are in the backseat its considered drunk driving in CA.
    You will be hard pressed to find an officer who will take you in on a DUI charge under these conditions. The main reason is that it will be hard to prosecute the offender under the circumstances described by the OP, and it would be much easier to require them to leave the vehicle and then charge them with being drunk in public.

    This is an interesting read on the subject and the arguments used here are those that most defense attorneys use in cases with similar circumstances.

    http://www.duiblog.com/2005/04/18/pu...f-still-a-dui/

    Now, from my personal experiences with this situation, if you are up front with the officer, and are willing to cooperate with them, they will usually call a tow trunk to take you and your car home, or even take you there themselves--if you are close enough. This has always been the case for me, and not once have I been take in on DUI, or public intoxication charges.

    Just something to keep in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystagogue View Post
    Sleeping in your car is illegal in California.
    This is AMEEICA!! Isn't it?? AMERICA!?!?

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    You will be hard pressed to find an officer who will take you in on a DUI charge under these conditions. The main reason is that it will be hard to prosecute the offender under the circumstances described by the OP, and it would be much easier to require them to leave the vehicle and then charge them with being drunk in public.
    I know quite a few people arrested for this who have spent a week in LA county for it.

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    Baaaaaaddd idea. I slept in my car last year and didn't sleep at all because there was a bunch of ravers playing techno allll night.

    Horrible idea man. Unless you pass out drunk.

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    i slept in my car last year. it was great. park in the far edges of the parking lot and you'll be fine i should think.

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    Does anyway [sic] know if it's legal to sleep in cars?
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    Sleeping in your car is illegal in California.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ardentbiscuit View Post
    This is the equivalent of musical water boarding.

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    ps i hate it that we cant just quote someone as our post. the board makes us type at least three characters in addition to the quote.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ardentbiscuit View Post
    This is the equivalent of musical water boarding.

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