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Asked on: 10/10/12, 3:44 pm

if an individual is in a parking lot and sleeping in the vehicle due to the fact that they believe that they should not be driving .. and have infact made a decision to park and sleep until they felt they were able to drive. and were indeed sleeping in the vehicle. how can they be charged with driving while impaired. the driving while impaired charge is also being used as a modifier for a prior charge of dwi and there is a vehicle that has been seized..

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Answered on: 10/10/12, 4:36 pm by Thomas C. Gallagher

In some states, it could not be DWI. In Minnesota, it can be. There are potentially hundreds of available defenses in DWI cases. Consult a DWI defense lawyer with the most complete set of facts available to begin to explore them. And be sure to do that immediately, since you only have 30 days to challenge the administrative license revocation ("implied consent" revocation) or it will be forever too late.

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