With the increasingly strict DUI laws, it is now easier than ever to be arrested for a DUI. Most people charged with DUI are not reckless or irresponsible. They are reputable individuals who made a mistake in judgment and got caught. In fact, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, one in seven people with a Minnesota driver’s license have a DUI.
“Will I go to jail?” is a question many people wonder after being charged with a DUI. Minnesota has four degrees of DUI charges from Fourth Degree DUI (a misdemeanor) to First Degree DUI (a felony). Having a high test reading (0.16 or higher), having a child under the age of 16 years in the vehicle, and having one of more prior DUI offense within 10 years are all “aggravating factors” and increase the seriousness of the charges.