Jury Summons

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by Photog, May 19, 2015.

  1. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I just got my first jury summons in my life.
    I vote every election and I have lived in this county for over 35 years.
    Any bets on how long it will take them to dismiss me?
     
  2. Its not fun.
     
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    If I sit in a chair with nothing to do, I am usually asleep in 5 minutes.
    Drives my wife crazy.
    They have to wake me up everytime I go to the doctor.
     
  4. The Court system is such a joke.
     
  5. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I enjoyed the hell out of jury duty. That court house was a hell of a lot warmer in Feb. than a UPS truck.
     
  6. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    Well if you want to get out of it, just tell the attorneys that you have a relative who is a cop and that you tend to be more biased towards law enforcement and don't think you could give a fair decision. You will be gone before the five minutes sets in!
     
  7. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I got picked for a case once (I always get picked) and one of my fellow jurors was about 75 years old. He could have gotten an exemption because of his age. The judge brought that up after the voir dire. Made a big deal out of the fact that most people do their darndest to get out of their civic duty and here was this gentleman, could have gotten out of it, and came on down there anyway. Bravo. He sat directly in front of me in the jury box. The trial was supposed to last about a week. Only trouble is, he kept nodding off during testimony. I didn't get elected jury foreman by the other jurors, but I did get picked to kick this guy when we saw his head nodding. The last thing we wanted was to serve a week down here, then have the defense have the case thrown out because of a juror sleeping thru the trial. The old man was ok with it and said he understood, and he apologized that he couldn't stay awake because he usually had a nap after lunch. At the end of the week, my foot was sore from kicking the &$@% out of the back of his chair.
     
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  8. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    It's "it's".
     
  9. Good thing we have a Mod monitoring this thread.! ,,,,,
     
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  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    How do ground contractors handle jury duty for their employees? Are they paid for the time spent serving? Do you have to take over the route while they are away?
     
  11. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    I have never been called for jury duty even once. It seems the same people always get chosen.
     
  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Not paid for the day serving (at least mine aren't ) and yes, I or our vacation driver fills in. Not usually a big deal.
     
  13. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Don't flatter yourself.
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    So if the trial lasts for a week for more the driver is out of a week's paycheck?
     
  15. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Correct.
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    That sucks.
     
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  17. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Correct. And in 20 years I've never had it happen.
     
  18. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    You'd be surprised. Sometimes they take the ones who answer the questions the wackiest.......experience speaks here.
     
  19. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    We believe it.;)
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I shudder to think that you could possibly decide someone's fate.