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Does Minnesota have mandatory minimum sentences for DWI?

Short answer: yes. Minnesota law calls for mandatory minimum sentences in specific situations involving drunk driving charges. But with proper legal representation, it may be possible to significantly reduce the negative consequences.

Police: Minnesota woman had Jell-O shots in pocket in DWI arrest

Minnesota's drunk driving statutes use a complex array of aggravating factors that may be used to enhance a charge for allegedly driving while impaired to a higher level of offense. Typically, a first-time offender is charged with a misdemeanor. However, a first-time offender may be charged with third-degree DWI if law enforcement or prosecutors allege that an aggravating factor was present at the time of the offense; a third-degree offense is a gross misdemeanor.

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