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Jury Duty.. Again!

Postby Ian on Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:15 am

I don't know how they choose jurors but somehow I've gotten chosen twice in the past decade. This time its for the US district court. Unlike the local courts, you're on the juror list for like 3 months. I've been on it since October and I've been pretty lucky since all my trials were canceled or delayed. Now that my time is almost up, they're trying to stick me on some jury. The pisser is that the court gave they gave me starts a couple days before Thanksgiving and I'm planning on going out of town. At this point, I've told them I can do it for a few days but anything beyond that, I'm outta there. Let em come and arrest me. :roll:
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Postby TheWizard on Fri Nov 10, 2006 3:24 am

Judges are usually pretty nice to jurors who have a previous legitimate engagement. Although, if they don't let you off the hook, can you lie? :) For example, if the criminal case is about abortion, say you have strong feelings about it and you feel your bias could sway the jury. Judges and lawyers want jurors that are as impartial as possible...or so we are led to believe. :P
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Postby CowboySlim on Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:28 pm

Tell them that you are recovering from a serious auto accident and that you just had knee surgery.
Send in an X-ray.
You will be excused.
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Postby Ian on Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:06 pm

I told the judge that I had previous plans and he didn't give me that much hell over it... at least compared to a few other people. One girl was a college student, asking to get out for school. The judge told her that jury duty was good for her education. :D

I got out of it anyway. After like 3 hours of questions they narrowed it down to the final 12 or 13. I wasn't one of them. I did feel bad for one of the women there as she was very pregnant. I can't imagine its comfortable, sitting in those jury chairs for two days.
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Postby ruderacer on Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:11 pm

I've been chosen three times in the last ten years. The first time I was selected and we all found the subject guilty. The second, I was excused due to my job, and the third, I was selected and sat around all day only to be told the subject pled out. And yes, there was a couple of pregnant ladies and they weren't too happy about being there.
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Postby Ian on Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:54 pm

Three times? Damn. I don't feel so bad anymore.
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Postby CowboySlim on Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:50 pm

Tell 'em that you had your car broken into and all your stuff ripped off and the cops did nothing for you.

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Postby ruderacer on Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:32 am

Guess what? Jury duty AGAIN! Got another invitation for the 14th. Wonder what's in store for this one? Well, we'll see...
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Postby Ian on Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:42 am

lol.. my wife got chosen recently too. She's doesn't know how bad it sucks so she's kinda excited.
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Re: Jury Duty.. Again!

Postby ruderacer on Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:41 pm

One more time! Just got another invitation to jury duty. Funny isn't it?
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Re: Jury Duty.. Again!

Postby Ian on Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:54 pm

damn dude... please tell me its all different courts... city, county, fed, etc.
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Re: Jury Duty.. Again!

Postby ruderacer on Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:55 pm

All county!
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Re: Jury Duty.. Again!

Postby Dartman on Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:40 am

The last time I got called in I told em I would loose my rental house if I had to be there a month becuase it was some kind of grand jury or something and could run that long. I also am the foreman of my job and I doubt they would want to loose me that long and I can't pay my bills on 10 bucks a day.
They excused me again and wished me better luck in the future and maybe I could serve some other time...
If they really want people to serve they should at least pay a living wage becuase many small businesses like the one I work for wont or can't afford to pay your wage while your serving.
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Re: Jury Duty.. Again!

Postby coldautumn on Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:55 am

WOW..I have never been on jury duty. I just wish if my time comes, I do not have anything too important or at least too interesting coming up.
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Re: Jury Duty.. Again!

Postby Ian on Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:41 am

coldautumn wrote:WOW..I have never been on jury duty. I just wish if my time comes, I do not have anything too important or at least too interesting coming up.


Yeah, like spammers from the Philippines ever do jury duty. ](*,)
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