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I'd be okay with it (even if it would be a major inconvenience), but nada.

Meanwhile I know people who are completely averse to it, deliberately make things difficult for the system, and have been called up four or five times. It's like they find the people they know it'll piss off the most and put their names in a hat.
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iriomote wrote:

I'd be okay with it (even if it would be a major inconvenience), but nada.

Meanwhile I know people who are completely averse to it, deliberately make things difficult for the system, and have been called up four or five times. It's like they find the people they know it'll piss off the most and put their names in a hat.


I'm similarly okay with it, and haven't been called in fifteen to twenty years.
Normally there's a five year cycle, but when I moved to a new city ten years ago and hadn't heard from them, I asked the town clerk whether there was a mistake and they said, nope, name just didn't come up yet.

Now I'm feeling, like.....overlooked.
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I've gotten the notice three times, In fact I received one for last month, but have never had to report as my number was high.
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summoned once.. and it was on my first day of college, so I got excused and never contacted again.
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I got selected once, but I didn't have to do it because it was for a different county. My city is located in two counties, depending on what side of the highway you live on. I just happened to live on the west side, while the court that needed Jurors would have to pull from the east side.


Not a problem in Virginia where cities are independent and have their own circuit courts. Seems odd they wouldn't have been able to tell from your address that you were noy eligible
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I've gotten two summons for jury duty. I told them I was willing but I had some medical conditions. The first time I had chronic pancreatitis and was on all sorts of pain medication and the second time I had insulin dependent diabetes. I told them I would have to bring my medication bag with me into the courtroom and if my blood sugar was low I would have to eat something. I never heard back from them I guess they don't like people bringing bags into the courtroom or eating in the courtroom.
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I would use the excuse of transportation to get out of jury duty.. if they still called on me for the interview... i'll just act like any person who would want to get off jury duty quickly and will not be called on again

just kill them all! forget the trial! The scum is guilty at first glance!! I'm pretty sure they will not call on me again.


as for the question about compensation for jury duty

http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/JuryServices/GeneralInformation/faq.asp



http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/JuryServices/GeneralInformation/altfJurorHandout.asp




contractors don't get 1040 .. we get 1099.

they will pay for gas/per mile and $12 a day? Am i reading it right ?
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Posted 9/29/17
I've received the notice about 6 or 7 times. But, ultimately it either got canceled, or I had an excuse not to go.
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I live in Washington state "RCW 2.36.150 specifies that jurors may receive up to twenty-five dollars but in no case less than ten dollars for each day's attendance. Most Washington State counties pay $10 per day. Jurors are also eligible for mileage reimbursement."

That said I have been summoned twice the first time I was called in 2 or 3 times before being selected but the defendant took a plea bargin literally an hour before the trial started. I was so upset that I had lost so much $$ and time for nothing. The second time I checked the Other box and told them I wasn't interested.

As far as aversion goes. Its an interesting dilemma as to a point only certain types of people will even bother to participate in the process and fewer still will get selected. The concept of a "jury of your peers" is a bit outlandish as it is quite likely the people about to judge you might have little to nothing in common with you, as well as a loose grasp as to the situation. I think this is why we consistently see guilty people go free, and innocent people get put in prison. While the latter of the two is very uncommon. It just goes to show that even 12 individual people can be swayed by bias preconceived or not.
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No, Im to badass for jury duty
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You called in for jury duty from voter registration list. Being called does not mean you will serve.
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My parents lived in Memphis for 14 years and never got selected... but literally the year after we moved to Laramie, WY, both my dad AND me (I was 19 at the time) got our letters of selection.

However, in the end it didn't amount to much. The system in Laramie works like this - when you get your initial letter you're supposed to contact the clerk of court to confirm and ensure your contact info is up to date. You then are placed on a list of potential jurors for 6 months. If there's a case they want you to serve for they'll call you and have you come in for jury selection, but at the end of 6 months you're off the hook even if you haven't served duty. I got called once, but between the time they called and the time I was to report to jury selection the defendant made a plea deal - no jury needed. My dad got called and I think he actually served on the jury, but he never told me the details, and at any rate the case only took a few days to resolve.

Part of it I think is that we don't really have that much going on in Laramie case-wise. Most cases are misdemeanor bench trials, and most of the felony trials end in people taking plea deals (and by felony I mean things like DUI, drug possession, and the occasional fistfight - things where its like 'yeah its pretty obvious you fucked up, you're going to be found guilty anyway so just take the plea deal"). A fair amount of sexual assaults, and I'm sure most of our jury trials are that (it IS a college town after all). But its been ages since we've had something along the lines of an actual trial for something big like murder, et cetera. It just doesn't happen here. Small-town syndrome, I guess. I think the last time there was an actual major crime that made the news in this city was when some robbers held up a local bank, but that was over 2 years ago.
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contractors don't get 1040 .. we get 1099.

they will pay for gas/per mile and $12 a day? Am i reading it right ?


i guess is that they are assuming that your employers will still pay you for the days you are on jury duty ... if not... file a claim for lost wage and get up to $300/day

I don't know why they put self-employed/contractor should turn in 1044 either... it's been 10+ years since i got 1044
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I've gotten a jury summons twice in my life so far (am 26).
The first time I was let go because I was a college student currently in classes. The second time I was unlucky enough to not only not have excuse to get out of it, but was actually selected to be on jury. Not only that, I was designated as the person who had to sit on the end and was expected to speak on behalf of the jury. It was for some drug company/pharmacy malpractice that stole millions of dollars from my state in prescription transactions.
The trial was expected to go on for 2 and a half weeks or longer. But after the opening statements from both parties, we were put on a several hour recess while the lawyers argued and it was eventually called a mistrial because we were told some information about a previous settlement that would likely sway our opinion. So I only missed a single day of work and got a free lunch plus about $100 for my "work".
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I have never been summoned for whatever reason.
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