WTH ! Jury duty letter again ??

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  1. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

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    third time this year !!

    how often you folks get called up ?

    hassle is too many folks get trivial troubles and it strikes em off the list
  2. woolleyworm

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    I have yet to be called and I've been a registered voter for over 20 years now. Maybe I'm on the list of "not welcomed for jury duty" ???
  3. jacksonco

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    I received notice over 20yrs ago that I was a possible for federal jury duty but never got the summons for it.
  4. jack404

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    last one i dunno what it was about i got asked what do i think should happen to rapists and i told em , one guy say something to another guy and the beak said "your excused" and i came home ..
  5. cpttango30

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    I have done it once. I showed up got my money. Sat in a room reading a news paper for 2 hours then they said the witness didn't show up you can leave.

    So I went home packed up and went deer waiting. Waited the rest of the day for nothing.
  6. terryu1

    terryu1 Armed Infidel Supporting Member

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    Usually we only get called for our County Court but once you are called and you go (whether you are picked for a jury or not) you do not have to go again for two years. My wife just got another and she was on a jury for a case last year. One phone call took care of it. They send them though cause some have nothing else to do and enjoy it. Personally I find it hard to sit there for hours on end waiting. HOWEVER, I have only been called twice in past ten years and both times received a letter prior to the date I was to go telling me I did not have to go. I guess they know me LOL
  7. goofy

    goofy Well-Known Member

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    I have never gotten the letter and nether has my wife.Gess they know us:eek:
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    19 years called three times.......
  9. jack404

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    it was once a year here but jury duty and a few other things are connected to criminal history etc ,

    when gun control can in a few hundred thousand got records and now its linked to fines and driving records they have to send you through two times i suppose , they changed to law to allow it

    see how police states work ? driving charges , no jury duty , no gun permit , a few other things ..

    but folks have turned it round on the govt and claim disadvantaged to get priority on other stuff, its screwed ..
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  10. JLA

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    I have been summoned twice this year. got out of it both times.

    I just told them I wasnt coming because i couldnt afford the time off work. They excused me no problem.
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    I dont mind doing it , just commenting on the frequency

    I was on one once about a guy who beat up his dog and a another guy saw it , punched him out one time he was beating the dog and took it home and looked after it

    great case eh , the guy who beat the lowlife did get pinched and 100 hours community service and no record if he completed it correctly and on time

    the guy with the dog got 15 months gaol for animal cruelty and lost the dog to the bloke who defended it ..

    another was just a "he said /she said" real estate tussle

    another a drunk on his 4th DUI ..
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    I've never been selected, but my wife is currently "available" to be summoned. She actually has been called twice this quarter to come in, but both times there was a plea bargain before they actually began jury selection.

    I don't know that I ever will be selected. At least in this area, ministers are dismissed based on occupation without even requesting it. For some reason, they just don't want us.
  13. DixieLandMan

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    only been called once. Malpractice case.
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    65 years, only called twice.
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    State law here is we cannot get called but for a 6 month period in a 2 year span. I am currently on the grand jury for 3 more months and cannot be called agin for state jury duty for 2 years. As to federal jury duty, never been called and hope I never do! By the way, here in the State of KY we receive a whopping $12.50 a day for jury duty no matter if you are there 1 hour or 20 hours. I will be at grand jury duty 5 times in 6 months, third Monday each month which today was one, and I will get a check in March for $75. Jury pay here in KY has been the same amount since the 1950s or so.
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    Last time I was called for jury duty was for a federal trial. All prospective jurors
    we told to stand and give our names. That went smoothly until one old guy said
    his name then added, " I believe in the death penalty". It was not a death penalty
    case. He was the first one excused.
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    I have been called 5 times, once excused because I had just had total knee replacement surgery.
    Four times I went down for a day, twice not chosen, two trials, single day and three days (Federal)
    both cases found defendants guilty.

    Actually, they were kinda interesting cases, not like TV at all. Didn't like it, but a citizen must do
    his/her job, or we have anarchy.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2011
  18. DixieLandMan

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    I was lucky. My company that I work for will still pay you if you are on jury duty.
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    i received a notice to prepare to be selected for jury duty, and to call a certain number at a certain time and date to find out if i would be, but the trial was canceled.

    i was somewhat disappointed; a little experience in our legal system wouldn't have done me any harm.
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    I've been called several times , but never made it past voir dire. If you have a real opinion or are sure of anything at all you will be excused.They prefer young college age idealists or really ignorant jurors. Someone who can be swayed easily. I think I would be ashamed to actually get seated on a jury. The last time they asked me if I remembered the murder in question from the news released at the time of the murder..I proceeded to tell them about the overturned wheel chair in the snow and how red the blood looked against the white snow.(horrible crime by caregiver for a few bucks). They stopped me and excused me very quickly. I hope I swayed a few jurors before they excused me. JMO
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