It depends. All Minnesota DWI charges carry a maximum possible jail sentence however actual jail time is not always ordered. The possibility depends on many different factors. (Examples are: the charge, the test reading, your criminal/DWI history, the prosecutor, and the Judge). In some instances you can be placed on house arrest which requires you to be at home or work, but not in a jail cell. There are several DWI charges that do require a MANDATORY MINIMUM JAIL SENTENCE. If your charge mandates a jail sentence then it is very likely you will serve SOME actual jail time.