Bhutan-I remember that case. I know that criminal lawyers are always called out to defend people accuse of obstruction of justice statue, misdemeanor DUI, and larceny felony.
Cases involving shoplifting law and larceny law are also becoming more common. Both shoplifting and larceny relate to theft of a property either in a place of business as in a shoplifting case or in a residence such as larceny.
The amount of the theft really dictates if the case is tried as a misdemeanor or felony. Regarding misdemeanor DUI the charges come about based on the history, the amount of blood alcohol found in the accused system and the injury to another party.
Even if this was the first offense but there was injury to another party as a result of the drunk driving the charges it would automatically be upgraded to a felony.
If the act involved the death of another person they could be charged with Vehicular Manslaughter DUI which Is a felony punishable by a minimum of five to ten years in prison depending on the state.