All DUIs in California are criminal offenses. If you're convicted, whether it be a misdemeanor or a felony, whether it be a small DUI, big DUI, your first DUI, your fifth DUI. It all goes on your criminal record permanently if you're convicted. Criminal records last forever. If there's anything you can do to prevent something from going on your criminal record, take action now. Take steps to do that. Get the information you need. You do not want to have a criminal offense on your record if it can be avoided.