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Old 06-02-2008, 05:27 PM
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My son got a notice for Jury Duty. He was out of town and didnt repond. Its been 2 months. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-02-2008, 06:24 PM
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bake a cake with a file in it......
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Old 06-02-2008, 06:58 PM
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As long as he can prove that he was out of town and not receiving mail he should be OK, and as long as he responds ASAP.
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Old 06-02-2008, 07:59 PM
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DrJim - 6/2/2008 6:50 PM



majorrob - 6/2/2008 9:24 PMbake a cake with a file in it......


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I had jury duty one time several years ago and was amazed at how many people did not show up for it but then they notified you by certified mail

I would just let them know he was out of town
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:06 AM
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I didn't show once. Nothing happened.
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Old 06-03-2008, 07:17 AM
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The problem with juries is that they are made up of people too dumb to get out of jury duty.



here is the easy trick. Call and say your schedule prevents you from attending on the prescribed week. Then ask if you can schedule for a particular week that fits your schedule.

The week to choose is between Christmas and New Years. The schedule is as light as the Clerk can make it. Done it twice and have never been needed when I called.
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Old 06-03-2008, 07:19 AM
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And the good people wonder what's wrong with the criminal justice system. Apparently many "modern" Americans don't believe that they owe any duties or responsibilities to their communities, or to their nation.
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Beuford T. Justice - 6/3/2008 9:19 AM And the good people wonder what's wrong with the criminal justice system. Apparently many "modern" Americans don't believe that they owe any duties or responsibilities to their communities, or to their nation.




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Old 06-03-2008, 10:10 AM
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I just got my notice for Jury duty. This will be my third time and I don't understand why it is such a problem for people. As long as you don't get picked for a rape or murder trial you are usually done by lunch time. Bring a book and relax. if you are chosen to sit on a jury if you say you remember one of the attorneys from school they will usually dismiss you. It worked for me and I did recognize one of them from school.
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:52 AM
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Tell your son to get in touch with them as soon as possible and explain his absence and it will be fine. Ignoring it can result in problems depending on the jurisdiction.

As an aside, people who get real cute with trying to get out of jury duty get busted from time to time. One potential juror I observed who thought others were too dumb to get out of jury duty got called out by the judge and got the privilege of watching every minute of court for the entire week in the courtroom from the back row.
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:04 PM
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And when the judge asks for details about the school your looking at perjury.
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Old 06-03-2008, 03:11 PM
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One problem today is that the "pay" today may not cover the cost of getting there and back. My county pays $5/day.

There's no public transportation. It's 20 miles each way city driving (2+ gals of gas daily). I'm near 70, so they let me off, but man, that just isn't fair to ANYONE.
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Old 06-03-2008, 03:35 PM
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I seem to get called just about every three years. I always go. no biggie. I've only been asked to be on a trial once, out of 6 or 10 times there, a murder trial.
It lasted about a week. kind of a pain going there every day instead of work ,but I must say I enjoyed seeing firsthand how everything worked. Just being on the jury was very interesting also. I'd gladly do it again. --we found the little pr!ck guilty--
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One problem today is that the "pay" today may not cover the cost of getting there and back. My county pays $5/day.

There's no public transportation. It's 20 miles each way city driving (2+ gals of gas daily). I'm near 70, so they let me off, but man, that just isn't fair to ANYONE.
Yep, jury pay is probably the main reason people don't want to serve. I can't imagine a 1-2 month trial at $5 ($15 around here) per day. I guess the "big" trials maybe pay more but I can't imagine it's that much. You're right, (see we can agree ) that jury duty is burden when it shouldn't be.

I did serve this past February and it was a female inmate who spit on a jailer. There is a law in NC that makes it a class 3(?) felony to spit on LE. It only took about 3 hours of trial and 30 minutes of deliberation. The selection process was what took so long. I knew the DA, the defense attorney, told them about my "record", and had gone to high school with the father of the accused and they still kept me. Go figure.
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I happened to agree with FIJA but it does usually get me rejected from jury duty. So if you do not want to serve then make it known that you believe in juror nulification and that you will be judging the law as well as the facts of the case. It is not popular with judges or district attorneys but has a long history in the US.
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