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Old 07-01-2017, 02:06 PM   #1
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Default Jury Duty?

Have you ever had to serve on a Jury?
How about a Grand Jury?
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Old 07-01-2017, 05:26 PM   #2
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I served once, about 25 years ago or so. It was an OK experience, but I was worried I might have to stay longer than one day. I didn't, and that was enough for me.
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Old 07-01-2017, 05:36 PM   #3
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I served on a Grand Jury a few years ago.
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Old 07-01-2017, 06:14 PM   #4
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I was summoned twice for jury duty (once in August 2006 and the other in Feb. 2014) but never made it to the trial.

I was dismissed the same day because they never got to my name back in 2006, but they've changed the rules and made it so that they have to see everyone who gets summoned. You have to keep reporting to jury duty until they get to see you.

The 2nd time I was excused when I didn't meed the criteria they were looking for in that particular case.
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Old 07-02-2017, 12:56 AM   #5
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In 2013 I had just made reservations to spend Thanksgiving weekend with my cousins, who lived north of Atlanta. My plans were to leave the day before Thanksgiving, and leave on the Monday after Thanksgiving. The next I got a summons from Volusia County for Jury Duty. The date? The Monday after Thanksgiving! I had to bend over backwards to get the reservations changed, but I pushed up everything by a day, leaving on the Tuesday before (oops!) Thanksgiving and returning home on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Guess what? Volusia County DID ME A FAVOR! On the way up north I had to deal with Atlanta's rush-hour TRAFFIC . However since I returned home on Sunday I didn't have to contend with Atlanta's traffic. Otherwise, I'd would have had to deal with it on Monday. So Thank you Volusia County, you did me a favor! Arriving at the courthouse in Deland, Fl. that Monday it was announced that there was only one case pending, and both parties had agreed to settle it out-of-court, so I picked up my check for $15.00, cashed it in and purchased some toys at "Uncle Wallys" to donate to three different charities.
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Old 07-02-2017, 01:06 AM   #6
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I never thought I'd get a summons, but I did about 2 months ago. I was excused because I was residing in a different county.
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Old 07-02-2017, 01:25 AM   #7
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Last time I was excused when I told them I was disabled with arthritis and unable to drive. This was true as it was during one of my flares. Years ago I told them I was a Libertarian they immediately dismissed me. Same with years ago when I worked in the media. My issue wasn't that I didn't want to serve, just that they kept sending me to the worst courthouses that were 45 minutes to an hour away in bad areas (talking bad areas of Chicago) and at the time I would have had to take public transportation. The irony is I lived five minutes down the street from a criminal courthouse and another was 20 minutes away and only once did I even get one of these courthouses, it was always the high crime area one.
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Old 07-02-2017, 09:09 AM   #8
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No, as there is no jury duty here in Sweden (there are laymen involved in lower courts here too, but it's not quite the same thing as the juries in the US). And I guess that I would have been excused anyway, because I have so many disabilities.
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Old 07-02-2017, 01:05 PM   #9
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I served on a jury three times, and I actually enjoyed it. It paid fairly well and the court hearing only lasted for two days. It was an interesting experience.
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Old 07-03-2017, 05:07 PM   #10
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I've been on grand juries, petit juries, and federal juries.

All criminal cases.

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Old 07-05-2017, 09:56 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Hollywood Rock Chic
I served on a jury three times, and I actually enjoyed it. It paid fairly well and the court hearing only lasted for two days. It was an interesting experience.
I was a (I think it was 2 week jury) in 1985 and where i live you were paid $50.00 a day. The case was interesting, I am glad I did it. In later years had a few more notices to come and was called not to come or dismissed when i got there. Now I get notices to drive an good hour and 15 minutes to another court and I told them I don't like to drive that far. Earlier places I could take the train.
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I was on a jury for a negligent homicide case maybe about 8 or nine years ago. It was ok. We found him not guilty. It was about a car accident.
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