What happens if you don't go to jury duty?

United States
February 1, 2008 3:25pm CST
If a person don't go to jury duty, will they go to jail or do they have to pay a fine or something?
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• United States
2 Feb 08
I really depends on the reason that a person does not go to jury duty. Sometinmes they will put you in jail and fine you for not showing up.
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• United States
2 Feb 08
Okay, thanks so much for replying.
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@paidreader (5152)
• United States
20 Mar 08
I went to jury duty this morning and the judge said that the people that had ignored their summons and didn't show up would have warrants put out for their arrest. They would then be either fined or jailed. The judge thanked those of us that did show up and told us that we had saved ourselves quite a bit of misery for the minor inconvenience incurred to hear one case. My suggestion is to show up if you get one. :)
• United States
22 Mar 08
ok, thanks for replying, i appreciate it