Some Colorado statutes indicate that jail is mandatory in certain situations. For instance, if you are convicted of DUI or DWAI and have a prior conviction for an alcohol driving offense, you could be facing a sentence of a minimum 10 days up to 60 days, or having felony charges filed. Also, for first offenders where the breath or blood test is .20 or higher within 2 hours of driving, you will also face a mandatory sentence of 10 days. Every case has its own facts and circumstances and there are numerous ways to try and avoid or minimize jail! Also, jail alternatives are often available. There are many factors to consider and you should discuss all the possibilities and probabilities with an experienced lawyer.