Jury Duty Summons to Appear

@CarolDM (130898)
United States
May 2, 2021 4:25pm CST
A few weeks ago I receive paperwork to appear for jury duty tomorrow. The main reason I got my COVID vaccines. Hopefully I will not be picked for the jury. It usually involves sitting a few hours as the attorneys asks each person questions and then they decide who is picked for the final jury. I have always been sent home early. That is a very good thing. I do not want to get picked for a trial. Fingers crossed they do not choose me for a juror. Have you ever been picked a juror on a trial?
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@Mike197602 (15353)
• United Kingdom
2 May
No I never have and hope I never will be I know very well how the court system works here and quite often a jury is not told all of the facts. If I got picked I'd do what I could to be disqualified.
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
2 May
Good to know.
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@vandana7 (81888)
• India
3 May
How do you do what could get you disqualified? I mean what would get you disqualified. But why is it that Jury is not told all the facts!!!
• Pune, India
2 May
We don't have that system in here. But it does sound interesting.
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
2 May
It gets boring really quick. Hours of sitting.
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• Pune, India
2 May
@CarolDM But doesn't they make you hear about the case? What happened and what not.
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
2 May
@Prabhatsingh Yes, you are part of who decides the verdict or outcome in the trial. But it can go on for days and sometimes weeks. If I knew for sure it was a short trial, I wouldn't mind. But you don't know ahead of time.
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@myklj999 (56901)
• Olney, Illinois
2 May
They sent me summonses twice one summer years ago and I reminded them who I actually am and they said 'Oops sorry' and it ain't happened since. True story. Got the felonies to prove it.
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
2 May
You have a good excuse.
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@Mike197602 (15353)
• United Kingdom
2 May
Do you get excused because of that? Not sure how it works here with regard to prior record so will have to find out.
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@myklj999 (56901)
• Olney, Illinois
2 May
@Mike197602 Oh yes, a felony conviction is a BIG disqualification to serve on a jury here.
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
2 May
Hope you don’t have to serve.
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
2 May
Thanks
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@vandana7 (81888)
• India
3 May
You too do not like that duty?
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@marlina (122856)
• Canada
2 May
No, never but always afraid to be call, Good luck for being not "chosen",
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
3 May
Thank you!
@sharon6345 (273716)
• United States
2 May
I always get a Drs note so I am with you there.
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
2 May
I hope I will be home early.
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@snowy22315 (112886)
• United States
2 May
Yes, once. After listening to the trial all day though they settled before we deliberated. It was kind of disappointing actually. In the elevator on the way down we were all talking about how we would have voted.
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
2 May
Hope I don’t get picked.
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@snowy22315 (112886)
• United States
2 May
@CarolDM I would be the opposite. I would want to get picked, however, I know the vast majority of people are like you.
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
2 May
@snowy22315 The reason I say that is it would be my luck to get on a long drawn out boring trial for weeks. If it was like a Dateline or 48 hours show I would feel different.
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@NateB11 (651)
• United States
2 May
I usually don't want to be on a jury either and often have had a valid excuse not to.
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
2 May
Good to hear.
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@rebelann (84158)
• El Paso, Texas
2 May
I served as one on a federal jury but the lawyers were able to settle out of court.
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
2 May
Good to hear.
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@much2say (48158)
• Los Angeles, California
2 May
I have never been picked. I have been excused most times . . . and then a couple times made it to orientation but everyone was let go afterwards. Last year I was summoned, but excused and rescheduled for January. So I did the online check-in each day - and ultimately didn't have to go in. Fingers crossed for you!!
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
2 May
Thanks I hope I do not get chosen.
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2 May
I was recently picked for what I assume was a jury pool in federal court. I requested and received an exemption because it was an hour away and I don’t have a reliable vehicle.
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
3 May
Good for you.
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@DocAndersen (39492)
• United States
3 May
i lived in Indiana and Ohio for many years. NEVER GOT CALLED!!!! Been in Maryland 10 years in August. Have already been called twice, and rejected twice for a jury!
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@vandana7 (81888)
• India
3 May
Why rejected?
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@DocAndersen (39492)
• United States
3 May
@vandana7 in both cases the defence attorney dismissed me. i didn't fit the profile they wanted
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
3 May
@DocAndersem You were lucky in the other states. Back home now.
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@DaddyEvil (39065)
• United States
2 May
I got a summons a few years ago. In the paperwork I received it said to check each day on their site to be sure I needed to go in. I never had to. *shrug* I was told that all you have to do to get out of jury duty is to tell them you hate whatever group of people the person the jury is supposed to be convened for belongs to. I don't know if that's true or not.
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
3 May
I am not doing that. i will go and see how it works out. I am sure there are ways to get out of it.
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@DaddyEvil (39065)
• United States
3 May
@CarolDM I wouldn't do it, either. I was just happy I didn't have to go.
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@RebeccasFarm (29426)
• United States
3 May
Yes but it was cancelled..strange. Hope you dont have to go.
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
3 May
Went but the trial was cancelled.
@Nevena83 (61813)
• Serbia
3 May
There is no such thing here. I have only seen this way of choosing a jury in movies. I didn't even know it was really happening that way.
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
3 May
It has been that way for many years here.
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@Nevena83 (61813)
• Serbia
3 May
@CarolDM Always watching movies I thought it was interesting, but is it dangerous? Maybe the culprit knows a juror or remembers his face, then the juror may have problems when he gets out of prison.
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
3 May
@Nevena83 Not dangerous at all. There are attorneys and a judge and security in the courtroom always. One of the things they go through ahead of time is making sure you do not know the defendant.
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@JimBo452020 (46215)
• Montrose, Scotland
3 May
Well reaching this post means I am.3 hours into the posts for the 24 hours previously. I wouldn't like to be on a Jury. Luckily it has never happened. I hope you don't get picked Carol.
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
3 May
I did not get picked. Am home now.
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@JimBo452020 (46215)
• Montrose, Scotland
3 May
@CarolDM Oh I know Your other post is sitting in the queue. I reckon it's about last in the line of posts to answer as I opened the.tabs some hours ago. I do this a strange way Carol.
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
3 May
@JimBo452020 Opening os many tabs will slow down your internet. I think you may know that.
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@Hannihar (113363)
• Israel
3 May
@CarolDM I would think because people are not supposed to be sitting close to one another that they would not have a jury trial. So that would mean that you have to wear your mask while sitting there and listening and not having a good time wearing a mask to really listen? I hope you can go home again and do not have to sit there. I have never done jury duty and now I live too far away I would not go on a plane right now or go back to do it.
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
3 May
We had to wear masks and sit 6 feet apart. I am home now.
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@Hannihar (113363)
• Israel
4 May
@CarolDM I can see why they had you wearing masks and sit 6 feet apart. I am so glad you are home and did not have to sit.
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
4 May
@Hannihar Thank you!
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@Deepizzaguy (48562)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
2 May
I have been summoned a few times for jury duty but not selected to serve in an actual trial in both Jefferson and Calcasieu Parishes.
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
2 May
Hoping for the same.
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@Deepizzaguy (48562)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
3 May
@CarolDM The last time I was summoned for jury duty, the hostess said that there were no cases on that day which is a relief,
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
3 May
@Deepizzaguy That is a relief.
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@just4him (241724)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 May
I sat on a jury a couple of years ago. It was an interesting experience.
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
3 May
They can be interesting sometimes.
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@just4him (241724)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 May
@CarolDM Yes, they can, and informative. The one I was involved in helped me decide chiropractors were beneficial.
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
3 May
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@betlynfrnds (3379)
• United States
3 May
To the best of my knowledge, I reported twice. The last time being a couple of years ago. I was not picked, thank goodness. I hope the same for you.
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
3 May
Thanks, home now.
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• United States
4 May
@CarolDM Oh yay, good for you.
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@CarolDM (130898)
• United States
4 May
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