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    click the link to see how a Montana man tried to avoid jury duty. Kind of funny.

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive...0091jury1.html

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    I get a summons for jury duty every year, every couple of years...haven't gotten one in a while. They go straight into the trash. I've never even remotely considered going down to the courthouse...I've never called, never tried to get out of it...nothing...throw it away with the rest of the junk mail.

    They can't cite me for shit because they can't prove I ever received the summons. It doesn't arrive with a tracking # or delivery receipt, it certainly isn't signed for.

    I've never once received a phone call, a threat, a follow up letter nothing. They mail hundreds of thousands of those things out and they see who shows up.

    People get all flustered over this whole thing about failing to appear to a jury summons...it's really not that big a deal.
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Broken, I gotta disagree with your outlook on this. Ive gotten several jury summons's, and Ive always gone. I dont try to avoid it or tell the judge some BS story about why I cant do it. I tell the truth and let the chips fall where they may. And they must love me...Ive done 2 trials so far.
    I look at it this way: If it were ME on trial, I damn sure wouldnt want 12 people who didnt want to be there and were pissed off about the whole thing sitting in judgement on me.
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    At the risk of sounding like a pious ass, everyone should jump at the chance to participate in jury duty. Too many places in the world where it isn't an option. Besides, hearing some of the stupid crap that people will actually say in a courtroom in order to not be selected is pretty comical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisTheEdHead View Post
    Broken, I gotta disagree with your outlook on this. Ive gotten several jury summons's, and Ive always gone. I dont try to avoid it or tell the judge some BS story about why I cant do it. I tell the truth and let the chips fall where they may. And they must love me...Ive done 2 trials so far.
    I look at it this way: If it were ME on trial, I damn sure wouldnt want 12 people who didnt want to be there and were pissed off about the whole thing sitting in judgement on me.
    I get where you're coming from. I do and my comments weren't directed from the civic duty standpoint as much as they were from the "how do I get out of it, what happens if I don't show up" perspective.

    From a civic duty point of you, absolutely, I should go, we should all go and we should go with smiles and enthusiasm on our faces.

    Problem is, the times that I've received summons have been the times that I simply can't be away from work...period. Sadly, I can't always afford to take time off to do my civic duty.

    If I got one at this point, I would most likely go check it out because I believe my company pays me for going to jury duty and doesn't take it out of my sick/vacation time.
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    I got out of jury duty because I had just given birth to my son, and I was nursing. Haven't been called back......crossing my fingers I never get called back again.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisTheEdHead View Post
    Broken, I gotta disagree with your outlook on this. Ive gotten several jury summons's, and Ive always gone. I dont try to avoid it or tell the judge some BS story about why I cant do it. I tell the truth and let the chips fall where they may. And they must love me...Ive done 2 trials so far.
    I look at it this way: If it were ME on trial, I damn sure wouldnt want 12 people who didnt want to be there and were pissed off about the whole thing sitting in judgement on me.
    Hell yeah, Chris. I would go in a heartbeat. And not to sound pious either but it's my duty to my fellow Americans. Just as it is my right to a fair trial.
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    the dudes letter was hilarious.
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    Apparently they do the jury pool thing differntly here than Broken's neck of the woods ( that makes me giggle... "Broken's neck of the woods )

    anyway.......... we get a summons in January along with a questionaire for suitability...health, disabilities, any thing that would disqualify you.

    if you don't return the questionaire....they send you another....if they don't get that one...they call you


    they get their damn questionaire back is my point


    I was supposed to serve jury duty this tuesday but the trial was cancelled...shame really, I would have like to use this guy's approach!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seenbad View Post
    the dudes letter was hilarious.
    Nothing like telling a judge you'd "rather count the wrinkles on my dog's balls" to get you out of it.
    "Look, I'll pay you for it, what the f**k?!"

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    yeah, I consider myself pretty fortunate...i guess living in Houston, with one of the most chop-shop style court systems ever, they don't pay very clost attention. I think they take the same approach to jury summons as they do to traffic tickets...cast a wide net, take advantage of everyone that shows up and basically ignore anyone that puts up a fight or hires a lawyer...takes up too much time dealing with it.
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Being that this county is so small (population wise), you tend to get jury duty letters on a regular basis. I've gotten them 3 time since Dec of 2001, and I never got any when I lived down in So FL.
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    I'll be 30 in May and have never been called to jury duty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuddman5150 View Post
    I'll be 30 in May and have never been called to jury duty.
    Check the mail tomorrow.

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    36. Never been called.
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