JURY DUTY

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    Apr 13, 2012 3:09 PM GMT
    I just finished 2 weeks of jury duty.....and HAD A BLAST WITH IT! LOVED IT! Learned a lot....great opportunity to participate in and observe the system.
    It is much better than being on the "receiving" side of "justice".....LOL!

    Was strange to see and talk to the judges and prosecuting attorneys that I faced a few years ago for a DUI charge...and have them REMEMBER me! LOL! ...full circle....
    I will GLADLY do JURY DUTY again. DON'T DUCK it ...DO IT!

    Anyone have any stories of their jury duty service?
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    Apr 13, 2012 4:43 PM GMT
    7 days on a murder trial last year. 2 jurors were idiots and I thought I would strangle them. Don't want to do it again any time soon.
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    Apr 13, 2012 4:44 PM GMT
    Never have been called to jury duty. Maybe it's cause I want to do it? icon_confused.gif
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    Apr 13, 2012 4:51 PM GMT
    I did not enjoy jury duty. I was called for federal last August when I was suppposed to go to a concert in Canada with a friend that weekend. It messed everything up.
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    Apr 13, 2012 6:15 PM GMT
    I served for 3 days last year on a dealing and theft case.I learned alot especially why they say the wheels of justice turn slowly.
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    Apr 13, 2012 6:20 PM GMT
    I have have been called upon to do jury duty numerous times. I was even seated as a juror over a shoplifting case. My next time is next week. Fortunately the county I reside in has a policy of you show up, if you are not called after lunch then you can go home and that is it. You are done and will not be called for at least two years. Every citizen should do their duty.
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    Apr 13, 2012 7:24 PM GMT
    One of my team members at work had jury duty in MA that lasted a month. Trial of a North Hampton college murder.

    I got the chance only once oddly enough a week after he came back. The jury office f*cked up my address so when I went down they told me I my town isn't in the county court system so I was dismissed.
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    Apr 13, 2012 8:07 PM GMT
    I'd probably not enjoy jury duty. Fortunately, don't have 2 find out. (Dentists/doctors can't be on juries.)
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    Apr 13, 2012 8:14 PM GMT
    I was on a jury for a police misconduct case. After three days of deliberations, we ended up being a hung jury. I could have told them that to begin with.
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    Apr 13, 2012 8:30 PM GMT
    Coach_Mike saidI was on a jury for a police misconduct case. After three days of deliberations, we ended up being a hung jury. I could have told them that to begin with.


    Were all of them hung ?

    sorry had to say it
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    Apr 13, 2012 8:36 PM GMT
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    Apr 13, 2012 8:37 PM GMT
    I served last year for half a day. I was dismissed at the lunch break on the first day and an alternate took my place.
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    Apr 13, 2012 8:53 PM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidI have this thing called first timers luck. The first time I was called to Jury duty I was picked and it lasted 3 very long days! Have been called at least a dozen times since and never had to serve again.


    You'd be a distraction during the deliberations......icon_eek.gif
  • Webster666

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    Apr 13, 2012 10:06 PM GMT
    It's the most dreadfully boring ordeal I've ever been through.
    If I am ever chosen again, I will find some way to get out of it.
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    Apr 13, 2012 10:40 PM GMT
    Last time I had to go, it was in a county where, after getting picked for one jury, you got removed from the pool for six years. Got on one the first day. Done. icon_smile.gif

    I found the actual trial rather demoralizing. It was a DUI case with no witnesses and no physical evidence. Word of the defendant against the word of the cop. Both of the lawyers seemed like idiots. They paraded in all kinds of witnesses who weren't there and had no relevant testimony. Both the defendant and the cop seemed to be shading the truth or lying. We had to go with the defendant because of the "burden of proof" (i.e. there was none) but nobody was satisfied with it.
    The experience didn't instill much faith in the justice system. At least it only wasted one day.
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    Apr 13, 2012 10:42 PM GMT
    I've been called to jury duty twice. All I did was show up and get sent home a few hours later. I didn't even get asked any questions.
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    Apr 13, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidI served last year for half a day. I was dismissed at the lunch break on the first day and an alternate took my place.


    Did you fall asleep during testimony? That was my fear.
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    Apr 14, 2012 2:51 AM GMT
    Coach_Mike said
    Iceblink saidI served last year for half a day. I was dismissed at the lunch break on the first day and an alternate took my place.


    Did you fall asleep during testimony? That was my fear.



    No, a connection with the plaintiff that I didn't realize until after the trial started that would have been a conflict of interest.
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    Apr 14, 2012 3:42 AM GMT
    sweetyork saidI'd probably not enjoy jury duty. Fortunately, don't have 2 find out. (Dentists/doctors can't be on juries.)

    That's not the case in California
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    Apr 14, 2012 5:04 AM GMT
    Yes. 1 day of trial and deliberation. Not guilty.

    I hope to be called again.
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    Apr 14, 2012 5:14 AM GMT
    MolaMola said
    sweetyork saidI'd probably not enjoy jury duty. Fortunately, don't have 2 find out. (Dentists/doctors can't be on juries.)

    That's not the case in California


    That's not the case in Michigan either. The list is pulled from those that have a driver's license and can include doctors, attorneys, judges. There is no permanent exemption.
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    Apr 14, 2012 5:26 AM GMT
    sweetyork saidI'd probably not enjoy jury duty. Fortunately, don't have 2 find out. (Dentists/doctors can't be on juries.)



    Actually in Massachusetts, you can serve.

    "Lawyers, doctors, members of the clergy, elected officials, police officers, and judges must serve when called."

    http://www.mass.gov/courts/jury/disquali.htm