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Called for jury duty again!!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Relic, May 20, 2011.


  1. skychief

    skychief

    Apr 27, 2011
    South Bay
    You're registered to vote, aren't you?
     
  2. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Indeed I am. I have yet to see a jury duty summons in my mailbox.
    Nope, not ever. :ninja:
     
  3. COBRARI

    COBRARI

    Apr 16, 2010
    Sacramento
    I have a nephew on death row in San Quentin.
    He has been there for 15 yrs.
    Every jury summons I have got for a criminal trial, that fact has always got me dismissed. Almost.
    The last criminal trial (assault with great bodily harm) that I sat through, it didn't matter. The judge looked at my answers on the long-ass-form you have to fill out and asked me how I felt about the results of the trial. I told him.
    The defense attorney never asked me one question.
    Weird, I thought. I was picked, sat through the four day trial. We delibrated for a day and it was done.

    A word of advice for anyone serving... pick a good foreman for deliberations. A school teacher, someone that is a good organizer and communicater. It pays off big time.
    Don't just let some alpha male jump up and take charge.
    It doesn't always work out.
     
  4. placedesjardins

    placedesjardins

    May 7, 2012
    I didn't get "the call" until my thirties. Only one case went to trial by jury that day but they had over 60 people in the jury pool. I went home along with everyone in the afternoon. This was before smartphones existed so if you didn't bring something to read, it was boring. Haven't been called since.
     
  5. hypapanuse

    hypapanuse Banned

    Apr 2, 2013
    Ziltoid said DUTY.

    ;-/ Paul
     
  6. cleary

    cleary

    Apr 19, 2013
    NSW, Australia
    I'm in a similar boat so I feel your pain - not sure how it works in US but we get called as a big group, filtered to a smaller group filtered to the final 12 and then sit on the case if it goes ahead.
    I've been summoned about 10 times in the last 8 years.
    Fortunately out of those 10, I've only had to attend the court for 3, and of those 3 I've only sat on one case.
    Unfortunately, I had to sit on one case, and the ones that need a jury are not soft crimes :(

    Do not want to do it again, ever.

    Most people I know (of all age ranges) have either not been called at all, or a max of 1 time.
     
  7. skychief

    skychief

    Apr 27, 2011
    South Bay
    Not fair!

    i demand representation.,,hah-ha,,, :p
     
  8. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    My mother didnt receive a jury duty notice for 30+ years.
    Then, one day she got one that said YOU GOT THIS NOTICE, else there'd be a fine or possible jail time.
    She went then.
     
  9. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    In NJ, I think it's based off of your driver's license and not on your voter registration. I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't the same in Cali. Not that it matters either way...
     
  10. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Still havent gotten one. Not ever.

    :bag:
     
  11. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Ha!
     
  12. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    sigged
     
  13. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Ha!
     
  14. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    sigged
     
  15. I just went Tuesday for the first time im my 39 years, do you live in a smallish town? That may have something to do with it
     
  16. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Ha!
     
  17. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    sigged
     
  18. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    Nah, ours is selected from the county level and we're pretty jammed packed here
     
  19. SidMau

    SidMau

    Sep 3, 2012
    Just thinking... Wouldn't people who are legally psychopathic be good jurors?
     
  20. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Ha!
     

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