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Posted 9/26/17 , edited 9/26/17
We got another one of these Jury Duty cards. If only she got this lucky with the Power-ball Jackpot like keep being selected for Jury Dury

They will allow you to list the "excuse" and "disqualify" codes/reaons on the website after logging in. It will take them 10 business days to review it. I heard they will pay federal or state minimum wage for jury duty ? I was not selected for this but i would not waste my time for minimum wage.






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Posted 9/26/17 , edited 9/29/17
Twice in 3 years and I loved it. Put both guys in jail and got paid about $500AUD each time to sit there, judge them and go to KFC for lunch (paid for by the court)
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Twice in 3 years and I loved it. Put both guys in jail and got paid about $500AUD each time to sit there, judge them and go to KFC for lunch (paid for by the court)


You meant "paid for by the tax payers"

How many hours did you put in the whole process?

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No, but if I were selected for Jury Duty, then everything that may not be directly intentional or every victimless crime( such as drug related crimes) I would vote not guilty. Everyone who deliberately stole, assaulted, etc i'd vote guilty.
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Posted 9/26/17

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saksiss wrote:

Twice in 3 years and I loved it. Put both guys in jail and got paid about $500AUD each time to sit there, judge them and go to KFC for lunch (paid for by the court)


You meant "paid for by the tax payers"

How many hours did you put in the whole process?



Meh, I still get money either way : P

The first was open and shut so that only lasted like 2 days, the other took 5 days for about 6 hours or so each day.
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I have been on jury duty four times so far.
Three of those four times were federal jury duty, once was for county jury duty.
Federal took about 3-5 days.
County took 2-3 hours.

I've also been a "standby juror" that got swapped in near the end of a case, then took me off of the jury after the original juror returned.
That one was quite......awkward, as it was a murder trial and the jurors were thinking "Guilty" until I presented a "Not Guilty" perspective.
In the end, even though the original juror was swapped back into the jury, it ended with a "Not Guilty" verdict.

As for pay, I believe it was around $20-40 a day.
The longer the case goes on, the more they pay you.
I think the first day would be $10-15 (as it's the day they select jurors).
The company I worked for paid me, in full, while serving jury duty (not a legal requirement), so it was just days without working and spending time holed up in a courthouse.

You do have to respond to it, at least.
Often, they'll allow you to postpone (my girlfriend has postponed her recent jury duty to January/February of 2018) or sometimes you can be excused.
Depending on the county or if you were selected for federal jury duty, you should have something to prove whatever excuse you are going with.
In the case of my girlfriend, she simply called while we were on vacation and got it sorted out.
Since I use the USPS email notification to alert me of any first-class mail that's arriving, I was able to see her group number and the number to call in the scanned document.
She alerted them that she was still on vacation for another week and would not be able to make it by the time she was summoned.
It often just depends on circumstances and the overall acceptance that it'll happen eventually.
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Posted 9/26/17 , edited 9/26/17
Nope, and I'll never have to because I'm a mental headcase.


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No, but if I were selected for Jury Duty, then everything that may not be directly intentional or every victimless crime( such as drug related crimes) I would vote not guilty. Everyone who deliberately stole, assaulted, etc i'd vote guilty.


Better make sure you keep your account anonymous. If you ever get selected, take the action you describe and then someone connects you to this statement you are likely to get charged with contempt of court.

Courts take a very dim view of someone openly making a decision solely on their own opinion rather than referencing the evidence or the law.
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Posted 9/26/17
I have but I never ended up going
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Jecht67 wrote:

No, but if I were selected for Jury Duty, then everything that may not be directly intentional or every victimless crime( such as drug related crimes) I would vote not guilty. Everyone who deliberately stole, assaulted, etc i'd vote guilty.


Better make sure you keep your account anonymous. If you ever get selected, take the action you describe and then someone connects you to this statement you are likely to get charged with contempt of court.

Courts take a very dim view of someone openly making a decision solely on their own opinion rather than referencing the evidence or the law.


I proudly have contempt of court. Most laws are so stupid anyway, if I ever hypothetically had total power, i'd repeal most laws. Btw this is coming from a right winger, which might shock some people here. /pol/ ancap ftw!
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Posted 9/26/17
How can you be chosen for jury duty?
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I received a notice a few years ago and had to spend a day at the courthouse, but never actually got to serve on a jury. Haven't been called since.
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How can you be chosen for jury duty?


Usually, if you're over the age of 18, have a documented residence, a citizen of the United States and are not a felon - you can randomly be selected to take part in jury duty.
Often enough, most aren't actually chosen for jury duty past the first day (as there can only be 12 on a jury, maximum, and there are as many as 50-60 that were selected to be interviewed before chosen for the jury).
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I've yet to even get a summons*.

*And in saying that I'm sure I'll get a ton of them in a row in the near future.
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NeutralNoob wrote:

How can you be chosen for jury duty?


Usually, if you're over the age of 18, have a documented residence, a citizen of the United States and are not a felon - you can randomly be selected to take part in jury duty.
Often enough, most aren't actually chosen for jury duty past the first day (as there can only be 12 on a jury, maximum, and there are as many as 50-60 that were selected to be interviewed before chosen for the jury).


Ok thank you.
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