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Jury Duty

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by DRE, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I've got Jury Duty tomorrow. Have any of you ever had to do this before? How long will it take? Court's boring.
  2. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    I've been called for jury duty probably 10 times. I swear I must be the only registered voter in our small town of 30,000. It's always different. The likelihood of you actually serving is slim. They seem to always reach an 11th hour deal. Did you call the automated answering system to see if the case is still on the docket for jury trial?
  3. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Yes I did a an hour ago and I'm still scheduled. What's an 11th hour deal?
  4. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member


    Employers are not allowed to fire an employee for being called to jury duty; but, they are not typically required to pay salaries during this time.[11] When attended, potential jurors may be asked to serve as a juror in a trial, or they may be dismissed.

    My poor pay check. :cry:
  5. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I can't sleep cause I'm nervous. I'm not even the one going to trial. =/
  6. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Well-Known Member

    He means that they may settle before it goes to trial.

    I've been a part of a couple of juries and I find it to be cool.

    The first time I went, I was nervous. But, here's what happens. Generally, you wait in a giant waiting room until your number is called. Then, you go with that group of individuals whose numbers were called and they talk to you for a bit. They explain a bit of the process and then walk you towards the actual court room. From there, you sit for a bit until both lawyers come and then they start to ask questions to see how you think about certain topics and such. When they determine the jurors they want to keep, they call your numbers and you either are selected for the jury or not. If not, then you are dismissed and your day is done. If they do, then you wait in the same courtroom and the trial gets started shortly thereafter.

    Like I said, it's a little nerve wracking the first time only because you don't know what to expect, but it's kinda cool when you know that you are a part of it all :)
  7. Anseur

    Anseur Active Member

    If you are allowed, take something to read with you.(I don't think electronics like eReaders are allowed I suspect however) everyone I've ever talked to about the actual act of Jury duty all say it's really booring, there is lots of waiting.
  8. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    130 people in the courtroom and I'm the only Black dude. Am I the only registered black male voter they could find?
    Shelley and Lucas like this.
  9. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    You'll probably be picked then...LOL!! Diversity.
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  10. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    Yeah that is hard to believe. You must have just been the lucky one.
  11. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    They are only just now telling me I wasn't supposed to post about Jury Duty lmao. Guess I'll stop replying in here for now.
  12. Freddie Agricola

    Freddie Agricola Active Member

    I would imagine posting that you were selected for jury duty is ok, but anything about the case is not.
  13. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Well-Known Member

    How would they know you posted about jury duty :confused:
  14. Lee

    Lee Well-Known Member

    They must have ninja spies working for them!
  15. The Forum Heroes

    The Forum Heroes Well-Known Member

    Adam Howard is there monitoring the WiFi's :D
  16. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    Just act like you have tourets syndrome and every now and then, holler out in an uncontrollable fashion "Hang his a$$" or "to the gas chamber!" ....."Off with his head!"

    That should get you released early.

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