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629.471 MAXIMUM BAIL ON MISDEMEANORS; GROSS MISDEMEANORS.
    Subdivision 1. Double the fine. Except as provided in subdivision 2 or 3, the maximum cash
bail that may be required for a person charged with a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor offense
is double the highest cash fine that may be imposed for that offense.
    Subd. 2. Quadruple fine. (a) For offenses under sections 169.09, 169A.20, 171.24,
subdivision 5
, and 609.525, the maximum cash bail that may be required for a person charged
with a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor violation is quadruple the highest cash fine that may
be imposed for the offense.
(b) Unless the court imposes the conditions of release specified in section 169A.44, the court
must impose maximum bail when releasing a person from detention who has been charged with
violating section 169A.20 if the person has three or more prior impaired driving convictions
within the previous ten years. As used in this subdivision, "prior impaired driving conviction"
has the meaning given in section 169A.03.
    Subd. 3. Six times the fine. For offenses under sections 518B.01, 609.224, 609.2242, and
609.377, the maximum cash bail that may be required for a person charged with a misdemeanor or
gross misdemeanor violation is six times the highest cash fine that may be imposed for the offense.
    Subd. 4. Not applicable for felony DWI. This section does not apply to persons charged
with a felony violation under section 169A.20.
History: 1987 c 329 s 20; 1994 c 615 s 26; 1994 c 636 art 2 s 65; 1995 c 259 art 3 s 23; 1996
c 442 s 34; 2000 c 437 s 17; 2000 c 478 art 2 s 5; 1Sp2001 c 8 art 8 s 29; 1Sp2003 c 2 art 9 s 19