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Posted 9/26/17 , edited 9/26/17
I've never been summoned for Jury Duty before.
And although I know in reality it probably sucks, I feel it would be interesting to do once at least - for the experience. But I figure I'll never get selected, just because I would find it interesting.
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Posted 9/26/17 , edited 9/26/17
I never actually get selected for jury duty, because I sound like a lawyer. I've been called in several times - three times in Virginia, once in North Carolina, and twice in Washington - but I've only made it into the selection process twice, and it only takes about three questions before one of the attorneys has me removed. After all, I probably know what jury nullification is.
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Posted 9/26/17 , edited 9/26/17
Yeah summoned 2 years ago for county court and served. Spent a total of 3 days, 1 day for selection cause it took forever and 2 days cause the defense attorney was dragging the case for longer than it should cause she was incompetent. To this day I'm still tilted at the lawyers for picking me (whom had a project due in a few days) over the person that took a semester off from law school.

With that said, I got a letter from the feds three weeks ago that I'm in a pool of potential federal jurors.
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Posted 9/26/17 , edited 9/27/17
You never know. I got selected twice! Once I couldn't go because the courthouse closed due to a major snowstorm in my area. The second time I had a very bad case of food poisoning that lead to 5 days of vertigo, so I had to get a family member to drive me to a doctor just for a doctor's note. Knowing my luck, third time will be the charm in a few years.
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Posted 9/26/17 , edited 9/27/17
I got that "must call between such and such date and time to see if you've been summoned" deal once.

But I never did get summoned to appear, back then.
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Posted 9/27/17 , edited 10/3/17
Summoned quite a few times, served three, got booted out last time for being prejudice towards alcoholics (case involved DUI). It sucks, but I do take some pride in performing my civic duty.
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Posted 9/27/17 , edited 9/27/17
I got called in 3 times but never served, I find the whole process of waiting to find out if you will serve is the most annoying part of the whole process.
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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

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Posted 9/27/17 , edited 10/3/17
I must admit that I am a bit taken back by the aversion to jury duty that so many on this thread seem to have.
It truly isn't that problematic and you're participating in one of the few things that make our country great.
It isn't much unlike voting, except with the expectation that you actually take part in the judicial system when called upon to do so.

With this, I have to ask:
Why do you (you being the person who is reading this and not a specific user) hold this aversion to participating in jury duty?
Is there something in specific that makes jury duty seem unruly or difficult?
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Posted 9/27/17 , edited 9/28/17
I was summoned once. Problem was, I was low on funds and had to take a taxi there at the time because I didn't have a car. So... going through a whole trial, even if it only took a couple of days, was something I couldn't afford. When they asked if anyone felt they had any conflicts of interest I told them my mother was a cop and I didn't feel like I could be unbiased. They released me with the others that were rejected shortly after that and I never had to go back, thankfully.
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Posted 9/28/17 , edited 9/28/17
I've been summoned many times.
I served only once on a state grand jury. 1 day a week for 3 months.
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No, but my brother just finished a case. Some people were drunk and the guy got into an argument with his girlfriend over car keys. He choked her, and it was witnessed by their friend (his ex-girlfriend). At some point the guy hooked back up with his ex, who refused to testify. He got off.
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Posted 9/28/17 , edited 9/28/17
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.
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Like last year or the year before. I was still in school so I used the excuse of being a college student and not wanting to miss class. I'm hoping the next time they send it I'll be in my graduate program.
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Posted 9/28/17 , edited 9/28/17
I've been on call for Jury Duty at least 4 times.

I've been summoned to Jury Duty twice. I was selected for the Jury out of a group of candidates both times. After voir dire I was released from the Jury both times.

My first time was for Federal Court. In that case, everyone was subjected to voir dire by the presiding judge before jurors were even selected. Then I was the first person asked to sit in the juror's box, and the first relieved after the attorneys were given the opportunity to reject jurors. It was a illegal gun and drug case.

My second time was for County Court. It was a civil case involving a traffic accident. In that case, a number of people (more than what was needed for the case) were asked to sit in the jurors' box. Then the lawyers proceeded with voir dire, asked various questions directed at specific jury candidates. I wasn't asked a question by either lawyer. Then the candidates left the room for about 10 minutes. When we returned I was released from the jury. Since I wasn't asked any questions, my guess is that it was either because I am a white male, or the fact that I work with court records (although that isn't immediately obvious from my job title).

It seems like I am selected to be on call for jury duty way more often than anyone else I ever know. In fact I don't think my sister has ever been put on notice, and neither of my parents have been while I have been alive, but I have been on call 4 times.

The odd thing is, that the time I was on call for Federal Jury duty, I also got a questionnaire from the County Court system to determine if I was eligible to be on call.
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