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What is the difference between District Court and Superior Court?

Simply put, it’s like the difference between detention and expulsion. Getting shhhshed at the library and getting banned permanently. Getting grounded and getting kicked out of the house. You get the picture.

District and Superior court means the difference between getting a speeding ticket and being accused of murder.

District Court is where misdemeanor court cases are heard, while felonies are settled in Superior Court.

You can look up court calendars here:

If you want to look up cases by name, go to http://www1.aoc.state.nc.us/www/calendars/CriminalQuery.html. You may look up cases in any county by pulling down the menu and entering a person’s name. For best results, click on the option that says “both” to scan all district and superior court cases.

To look up cases by calendar date, go to http://www1.aoc.state.nc.us/www/calendars/Criminal.html. This is useful if you know you’ve got an upcoming court date, but you’re not sure what courtroom you’re supposed to be in or what time to show up. These calendars are updated frequently and also list the judge who will be hearing cases that day.

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