It is often difficult for police to determine exactly what happened when a crime occurs or is believed to have occurred. While certain circumstances may seem to paint a particular picture, there is often no way to fully prove what actually happened to the standard required by the court of a conviction of crimes. Despite this, a teenager in North Carolina is now charged with murder in the death of his father.
It is not uncommon for drivers to make a mistake. For example, a driver annoyed with a smaller moving vehicle could easily make a mistake when it comes to deciding whether to pass another vehicle. A misjudgment in itself is not evidence that a driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, a man in North Carolina is now accused of DWI after a head-on collision.
Misunderstandings happen every day in North Carolina. Unfortunately, when they escalate, it may be difficult for law enforcement officials to determine exactly what happened. Despite an ongoing investigation, a man is now likely planning his criminal defense after he was charged with multiple crimes.
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.