A routine question I ask my new clients is whether they’ve ever been convicted of a crime. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten the answer: No, just a DUI.
A DUI is a crime. Most of the time, it’s a misdemeanor.
Sometimes a DUI can be charged as a felony. If the driving is alleged to have injured another person, or if the defendant has had three DUI convictions in the past ten years, then a DUI can be brought as a felony.