The holiday season is full of traditions. Families serve special meals, distribute gifts and listen to holiday music. Another tradition among adults is drinking, and the holiday season is even known for its signature adult beverages like mulled wine, hot buttered rum and alcoholic eggnog. However, one tradition worth breaking is drinking and driving.
There are many safe drivers on North Carolina roads. These drivers avoid distractions in their vehicles, obey the speed limit and, overall, drive defensively. Unfortunately, even the safest of drivers are sometimes unable to avoid the negligent actions of others with whom they may come into contact while traveling. Many details regarding a recent fatal car crash are unclear.
Federal court does not necessarily mean your case is more serious. The main difference between state and federal courts is jurisdiction, or the type of cases a court has authority to hear.