Back Home With No Jury Duty

@CarolDM (130870)
United States
May 3, 2021 12:02pm CST
Drove to the court house early in the thunderstorms for jury duty. Thankfully the judge announced the trial was cancelled. The defendant decided to plead guilty at the last minute on all charges. Good news for all 66 of us that were there to be chosen for the jury. And I will get a big paycheck of $11.00 soon for showing up. I have done my civil duty for now. Until next time. Glad to be home enjoying my coffee and listening to the rain fall.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
3 May
Have a nice coffee my friend. Nice photo
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@CarolDM (130870)
• United States
3 May
Thank you!
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• Nairobi, Kenya
3 May
@CarolDM you are welcomed
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@marlina (122856)
• Canada
3 May
Glad that you won't have to do the juy duty!
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@CarolDM (130870)
• United States
3 May
Thank you! Me too.
@Hannihar (113327)
• Israel
4 May
@CarolDM I hope it was better weather on your return trip to home. I am glad the trial was cancelled and you still got something for going there. How many times does one get called up for jury duty?
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@CarolDM (130870)
• United States
4 May
Rain all day but all is fine now. Every 3 years you can get called here, each state is different.
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@Hannihar (113327)
• Israel
5 May
@CarolDM So do you get called every 3 years and so far you have been lucky where you could go home and not serve or have they cancelled trials before so you could go home?
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@CarolDM (130870)
• United States
5 May
@Hannihar Yes that is correct.
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@kaylachan (17982)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
3 May
You got paid 11.00 just for showing up? Wow....
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@CarolDM (130870)
• United States
3 May
Yes they pay you for gas and your time. $11.00 per day.
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@kaylachan (17982)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
3 May
@CarolDM I think it's less here, if I remember from when George got summoned. Then again, they would only pay for so many days and it's up to your place of work if they're going to pay for your time off. George was able to get out of it because of me, but damn.
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@CarolDM (130870)
• United States
3 May
@kaylachan They have always paid around this amount here. I think every state is different.
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@much2say (48153)
• Los Angeles, California
3 May
It all worked out . . . now you can enjoy the rest of your day (and your coffee ).
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@CarolDM (130870)
• United States
3 May
Yes it did! Thank you! The rain is falling but I love it.
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@much2say (48153)
• Los Angeles, California
3 May
@CarolDM I'm glad today's bit of inconvenience is all you with have to deal with - all done. Rain and everything seem glorious - you get to do the happy dance .
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@CarolDM (130870)
• United States
3 May
@much2say Yes I did a little happy dance.
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@Chellezhere (5323)
• United States
4 May
Don't spend it all in one place.
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@CarolDM (130870)
• United States
4 May
Ha, right.
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• United States
4 May
@CarolDM Don't I know it! After I sent that comment, I thought, "Hmm. Let's see. $1.00 at Dollar Tree. $1.00 at Dollar General. $1.00 at Publix. $1.00 at Ollie's. $1.00 at Big Lots..."
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@CarolDM (130870)
• United States
4 May
@Chellezhere You are right.
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@DocAndersen (39483)
• United States
4 May
how long are you jury free? it used to be 5 years in Maryland. Now it is 2 years!
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@CarolDM (130870)
• United States
4 May
3 years.
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@DocAndersen (39483)
• United States
4 May
@CarolDM that feels like it isn't enough, but 2 years isn't either!
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@CarolDM (130870)
• United States
4 May
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@LindaOHio (64425)
• United States
4 May
I'm glad you didn't have to serve. Have you ever participated in a trial? I think everyone should have the experience at least once.
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@CarolDM (130870)
• United States
4 May
Never been in a trial before. I wouldn't mind if it was like a Dateline show.
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@LindaOHio (64425)
• United States
5 May
@CarolDM The one I served on was a child abuse trial. Not a good one to be on.
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@CarolDM (130870)
• United States
5 May
@LindaOHio I would not want to be at that one. So very tragic.
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@Courtlynn (70327)
• United States
4 May
I've had to go once or twice but was sent home too. Never got paid though.
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@CarolDM (130870)
• United States
4 May
They always pay here but not much.
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@Courtlynn (70327)
• United States
5 May
@CarolDM hey its something. Lol
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@CarolDM (130870)
• United States
5 May
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@Rashnag (11217)
• Thane, India
4 May
Good to know. Enjoy your coffee. Have a good day. Take care
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@CarolDM (130870)
• United States
4 May
Thank you!
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@Rashnag (11217)
• Thane, India
5 May
@CarolDM your welcome dear
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@m_audrey6788 (41585)
• Germany
3 May
I`m happy for you. Enjoy your coffee
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@CarolDM (130870)
• United States
3 May
Thank you!
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• Germany
3 May
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@RebeccasFarm (29408)
• United States
4 May
Good news
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@CarolDM (130870)
• United States
4 May
Indeed it was.
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@HazySue (37679)
• Inverness, Florida
4 May
Every penny counts. Still, glad to hear you didn't have to sit through the selection part. Years ago we would have to stay, whether we were chosen or not, for a whole week.
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@CarolDM (130870)
• United States
4 May
Thank you! Me too.
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• United States
4 May
Have you ever served on a jury? I haven't.
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@CarolDM (130870)
• United States
4 May
No I haven't. But have been called many times.
• India
4 May
Coffee and rain fall ...such a bliss ... enjoy friend
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@CarolDM (130870)
• United States
4 May
Thank you!
@wolfgirl569 (40165)
• Marion, Ohio
4 May
That worked out good
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@CarolDM (130870)
• United States
4 May
Yes it did.
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@1creekgirl (25177)
• United States
3 May
Glad you didn't have to go through a trial. Enjoy your coffee.
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@CarolDM (130870)
• United States
3 May
Thank you! I did and glad it is over for now.
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@moonandstars (48686)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
3 May
i didn't know they pay you. awesome!
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@CarolDM (130870)
• United States
3 May
Each state is different.
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@NJChicaa (97438)
• United States
3 May
That is great that the trial was cancelled
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@CarolDM (130870)
• United States
3 May
Yes indeed.
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@snowy22315 (112881)
• United States
3 May
Gee that is cheap. We get 30.00 per day if we show up for jury duty here.
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@CarolDM (130870)
• United States
3 May
Each state is different I believe.