Will I have a criminal record if I am convicted of Drunk Driving (DWI) or Shoplifting or any other misdemeanor?

Yes. Both Driving While Intoxicated (Drunk Driving) and Shoplifting (Larceny) are crimes. Drunk Driving and Petit Larceny (theft of property that is worth less than $1,000.00), are misdemeanors. Grand Larceny (theft of property worth more than $1,000) is a felony. If you are found guilty of a misdemeanor or a felony, you will have a criminal record.