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Jury Duty Damnit!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by monoman, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Mar 19, 2009 at 12:02 PM
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    monoman

    monoman [OP] Time to get dirty!

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    So, I got a jury summons the other day in the mail.:mad: It's for late April. Now, I was actually a juror in a murder trial a few years ago & the damn thing lasted almost 6 weeks! Good experience, but......:rolleyes: I really don't want to go through that shit again. I wouldn't mind if the trial lasted a week or two for that matter. I mean, I get 2 weeks of pay through work, so that would be no biggie. So I'm wondering, have any of you guys been summoned & not gone? What would happen if I did not go?:confused: Thanks!
     
  2. Mar 19, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    um I think you go to jail if you dont go!! but not sure. I want to know about this too.
     
  3. Mar 19, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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    Check your laws??? Call up the court? I don't really know...
     
  4. Mar 19, 2009 at 12:35 PM
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    I used to live in Los Angeles a few years ago. Got summoned and selected for a trial. What they told us then was that since so many people don't report for jury duty, they were going to start putting a hold anything you try to do through the state if you don't show.

    For instance, if you don't go, the next time you try to renew your driver's license, there would be a fine that you would have to pay for missing jury duty before you could renew your license. I don't know if any of that is actually true or just a scare tactic.
     
  5. Mar 19, 2009 at 12:39 PM
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    Yeah....I wouldn't skip out. They can mess with you all sorts of ways.
    You've got a pretty good shot at NOT getting picked.
     
  6. Mar 19, 2009 at 1:09 PM
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    In Canada if you can give a valid excuse you can be exempt. My brother said he could not afford to miss class. I said the $50 a day they were paying was not equal to the money I will lose by missing work, especially since they could not guarantee how long the trial would last. I've never set foot inside a court room.
     
  7. Mar 19, 2009 at 3:57 PM
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    Yea, that's what I've heard too. I don't want that stuff on my shoulders, that's for sure!:eek: Not worth it! I mean, I'll wind up going, (if I get called) but it be nice to know if, or what would actually happen if I didn't go, through someone else's expeirence.
    Thanks for the replies guys!:D
     
  8. Mar 19, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    i feel for ya man.....but you gotta show up........or the man in blue will come looking for you. im not real crazy bout jury duty myself..................been called for jury duty 5 times........been on 4 different jurys..............and my mom has never had jury duty!:rolleyes:
     
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    monoman [OP] Time to get dirty!

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    Well, the only issue I have about it is the time involved. The last time I did this it took 6 weeks! Waaayy too long for me. I wouldn't mind if if it was a week or two. But you don't have any control over that unfortunately.....so I'll have to hope to be let go I guess.....:rolleyes:

    I'll keep you guys informed on how it goes........keep the fingers crossed......
     
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    go to the jury room and tell them you have close family members in law enforcement. then tell them that you already think the shit bag is guilty:D

    works everytime
     
  12. Mar 19, 2009 at 4:22 PM
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    Actually my brother is a badge. LAPD crime scene investigator. hmmm, it didn't work last time though.....:rolleyes:
     
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    tell them you are involved in the madden challenge and you can't miss the preliminaries.
     
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    When I was 19, I was sommund for Jury Duty. I told them I was an NRA member. I was not chosen for that case, and I havent been selected since.
     
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    :rofl::laugh: awesome.
     
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    Dont get me wrong...Im all for doing my civic duty, but th edude was charged with makeing ilegal explosives, and attempting to blow up his old employers building.. AND, he looked JUST LIKE Mr. Meeoggie from Karati kid. So I KNEW he was guilty.
     
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    tell them you think that they are guilty
     
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    Pull a Ted Nugent. Don't take your pants off for two weeks. For any reason. Any at all. They'll send you home before you get out of the truck in the parking lot.

    No seriously, if you don't show, and you don't have a REAL good excuse, it's contempt of court. Best go, and hope you don't get picked.
     
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    ive been selected 4 times since i turned 18 (im 26)

    3 times i got out of it for school reasons...

    twice was for county and twice for federal

    The last time was federal and i just filled out the court questionnaire...i made it clear 3 or 4 times on there that i was LE...and i was dismissed before i even had to show up :D
     
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    I seem to get called every two years or so. I just went again in January, trial only lasted two days. I would not mind it so much but I always get called to go to the wrong part of town.:quickdraw:
     
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