Jury Duty

@teamfreak16 (41178)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
February 24, 2016 2:31pm CST
I thought I could get away with not doing this, but apparently not. I've been summoned for jury duty. After all, I've been a registered voter since 1982, and have never been summoned in all this time, so I assumed that I was free from it. I certainly don't want to do it, but I'm also not going to go out of my way to get myself disqualified, either. Who knows? It could be interesting.
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• United States
24 Feb 16
I have been summoned twice. The first time I was dismissed. The second time - I attended but once we went into the court house - I had an excuse (legitimate excuse) and was dismissed. I hope you have a good time. It was a lot of waiting.... breaks.. waiting.. breaks.. waiting. Bring some entertainment with you (your phone, tablet, laptop? Book don't forget the charger and some snacks too!)
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@teamfreak16 (41178)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Feb 16
Good thing I was in the Army and am used to waiting.
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• United States
24 Feb 16
@teamfreak16 That is good you have the patience.
• United States
25 Feb 16
@teamfreak16 That is quite the wait! I hope you didn't need to pee right then and there.
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@Elizaby (3658)
• Pensacola, Florida
24 Feb 16
Here jury duty is done by driver license or state ID cards so everyone has a chance on being called.
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@teamfreak16 (41178)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Feb 16
I always assumed it was done by voter registration, but ID and DL cards make sense.
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@Elizaby (3658)
• Pensacola, Florida
24 Feb 16
@teamfreak16 It has only been in the last 5 years or so that they went from using voters to the ID system
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@teamfreak16 (41178)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Feb 16
@Elizaby - that is probably the best way, as it gives them a bigger pool.
@boiboing (12465)
• Northampton, England
24 Feb 16
I've only been called once and I got out of it really easily because I'd just moved 200 miles away.
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@teamfreak16 (41178)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Feb 16
I only live six miles from the courthouse, so I don't think that would work for me.
@boiboing (12465)
• Northampton, England
24 Feb 16
@teamfreak16 Time to move?
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@teamfreak16 (41178)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Feb 16
@boiboing - Ha! Nah, I love living here in Manitou too much.
@JohnRoberts (56903)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Aug 16
In California, you don't have to be a registered voter to get nailed for jury duty. They also take form the DMV.
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@teamfreak16 (41178)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 Aug 16
It could be DMV. I had just switched my DL back to Colorado from Wyoming.
@Scindhia (1947)
• Chennai, India
25 Feb 16
I wish we had a sensible system like yours here. I have read too many Grisham books about such things and I'm eager to know how your duty turned out. Good luck!
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@teamfreak16 (41178)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
25 Feb 16
Thanks. I'm curious myself.
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@crossbones27 (19579)
• Redlands, California
24 Feb 16
That is what they say they go by. Being a registered voter, drivers license and something else I think. I guess it depends where you live.
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@teamfreak16 (41178)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Feb 16
The DL/ID sounds right, just because, for some reason, not everyone is registered to vote.
@irishidid (8563)
• United States
24 Feb 16
They don't base it on if you are a registered voter any more. Depending on where you live a lot of times nothing is done if you ignore jury duty summons. I've known people who treat them like junk mail.
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@teamfreak16 (41178)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Feb 16
I'll show up just in case. I have a feeling I won't get picked, and knowing my luck, I'd get arrested or something for not showing up.
@sharon6345 (125608)
• United States
24 Feb 16
That is something I could not go through. being the one to send someone to prison would not sit right with me. I wish you the best.
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@teamfreak16 (41178)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Feb 16
I know what you mean. I don't exactly have a great attention span. Could be fun, though.
@jaboUK (53924)
• United Kingdom
24 Feb 16
I think that would be very interesting. I've never been called for jury duty and I've been a registered voter for more than 55 years.
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@teamfreak16 (41178)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Feb 16
I think it might be interesting. I don't really want to be away from home for a few days, but it could be kind of neat.
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
24 Feb 16
If you don't want to go out of your way to get disqualified, just pull over to a gas station on the way home and rob it...
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• United States
24 Feb 16
I'm lucky enough to get out of it as I am disabled.
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@teamfreak16 (41178)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Feb 16
I'm a Bipolar, so they might not want me, because I'd have to order proof.
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@Corbin5 (106237)
• United States
24 Feb 16
Glad you take the job of jury duty seriously. I made it to the jury box the last time around, but was the only one released due to the fact that the crime occurred in my little Chicago suburb and not in the suburb of the other prospective jurors. It was kind of embarrassing being the only one asked to leave the jury box.
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@teamfreak16 (41178)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Feb 16
I don't even know what I'm supposed to wear. I don't own a suit or anything. If something like that is required, they'll send me home as soon as I walk through the door.
• United States
25 Feb 16
I am free from it and am not ashamed . . .
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@marlina (73885)
• Canada
25 Feb 16
I am always worried about being called in for jury duty.
@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb 16
I've been called up a couple of times but only been chosen - or not dismissed would be more accurate - just once. The first time is quite interesting but there is a lot of hanging about. Take a good book - or your cell phone!