How long will a DUI stay on my driving record in Minnesota?
I have a DUI on my Minnesota driving record that’s shot my insurance rate through the roof. How long will the conviction stay on my record and affect my premium?
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A DWI charge, or driving while intoxicated, in Minnesota will stay on your driving record for life and cannot be expunged.
A conviction for a DWI is also enhanceable, which means it can be used against you to make another offense more serious if it occurs within 10 years.
In Minnesota, the penalties for a DWI are classified into two categories: administrative and criminal.
- Administrative penalties are immediate penalties like license revocation, vehicle forfeiture, or plate impoundment
- Criminal penalties are categorized by degrees—first to fourth, with first-degree being the most serious.
The severity of the penalties depends on a few factors:
- A previous DWI offense within the last ten years
- The presence of one or more passengers under 16
- Blood alcohol content at or above 0.16%
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