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post #11 of 47 Old 09-19-2013, 07:02 AM
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tell em you think everyone deserves a fair trial. THEN HANG EM !
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post #12 of 47 Old 09-19-2013, 09:17 AM
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This country's Judicial system is crap anyways. They will never use me anyhow.
I've been summoned for jury duty 6 times. Two of those were dismissed, one because I had moved so no longer lived in the area of summons and the second because it had been less than 2 years since my last summons (no more than every two years in my state). Of the other 4 times I never had to show up to the courthouse, just call in to see if my number had been picked. Each and every time it's been a huge pain due to making work arrangements for the "just in case". One of those times I actually burned personal vacation because that was easier on my co-worker than being on standby. Only person available to cover for me was divorced so being on standby meant he had to get his ex to take the day off from work or get a baby sitter for his kids even if he wasn't needed. Seeing as how big a pain it was going to be for him we talked it over and decided it was easier for him to work that day with me taking the day off than it was for him to make all the arrangements and then not have to show. One other thing, I had to call in that morning to find out if I was needed and not the night before and work starts at 7am. Luckily that summons was for a single day and not a couple of weeks.
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Glad you are so willing to do your civic duty. It's not fun and it's definately an inconvenience but really? School AND work will excuse you. They HAVE to.

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post #14 of 47 Old 09-19-2013, 09:26 AM
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People wonder why the system is in the toilet. I don't, because part of it is people with the OP's attitude who are dragging it down. Hope you don't ever need a jury trial, bit. Maybe those people won't feel like it's such a bother and an inconvenience to do their civic duty.

I have my doubts that you JUST got the summons. My summons came at least a month ahead, because it takes that long to schedule a trial date. You had to have known it was a possibility long before now, regardless. They don't just spring jury duty on you.

I've been on two juries in my life and the second time was earlier this year, and I just got another survey from my county concerning jury duty. I don't think I can be called more than once every two years but if the county says once a year and calls me, then I'll go.

People want all the conveniences of a jury trial when they're on the wrong end of the law, but don't actually ever want to have to serve on one themselves. Pathetic.

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post #15 of 47 Old 09-19-2013, 09:50 AM
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Glad you are so willing to do your civic duty. It's not fun and it's definately an inconvenience but really? School AND work will excuse you. They HAVE to.
I called the county courthouse to explain my situation. They would postpone my jury duty but not dismiss it. Since I was likely to run into the exact same issue a month, 6 months or a year later I might as just bite the bullet and get it over with. Now I could of lied like I know others do to get out of jury duty but I refuse to do that.

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I'm not sure if this applies to all states, but in Ohio you can be excused from service if your employer doesn't compensate for jury duty. Otherwise, you should have told your teachers and employer. You could have been on call with your employer. They will only ask you to go in 3 times if you aren't selected to serve on a jury. Now if you are and the case dismisses without a jury decision, you still have to go back to the "pool". I just went through this with the county Court for 4 weeks and then immediately after with the federal court. Federal operates differently than County.
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post #17 of 47 Old 09-19-2013, 10:18 AM
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It depends on if it is federal or county. Feds are a lot stricter, you can't do anything to get out of that. Local or county is a lot easier to postpone or even get out of completely.

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School & work may have to 'excuse' you, but they don't have to pay you or tutor you on the side to get you caught up. Missing a day usually isn't a big problem, but if you end up on a trial lasting several weeks...

As for what happens if I'm in trouble: I don't know if I would prefer a jury or a judge. Which is less likely to understand life - an average American juror, or a judge? Seems like I'd be screwed either way.

FWIW - a lot of civil cases are resolved without a trial just before the trial begins. It makes scheduling tough.

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OP, you need a little attitude adjustment. You are rather typical of those that want to enjoy all the benefits of our society without paying the price. Grow up and shoulder some responsibility...
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post #20 of 47 Old 09-19-2013, 10:32 AM
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I'm not sure if this applies to all states, but in Ohio you can be excused from service if your employer doesn't compensate for jury duty.
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When I served in the Federal courts I was paid, $47.50 a day, after taxes, of course.

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