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I Have Been Called For Jury Duty

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 82 People

    It Made Me Feel Judgmental

    I am telling you, I realize a jury of our peers is a necessary evil to maintain some kind of stability in our society and keep law present in order to remain safe, however I think there should be a moral box to check to opt out. We had to alter a kids life forever because bottom...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 18, 2011

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    But I Had To Turn It Down

      Since self-employment can make it difficult to participate in jury duty without a serious disruption to one's business, most communities will allow you an exemption if you can show good reason to be excused. In my case, I travel out of state for nearly all my...
    gladiate gladiate 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 27, 2009

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    About To Go

    I'm due for jury selection in about two and a half hours. Despite sending in an exemption request about how I don't have a car and don't know how I'm going to get there. Fortunately, I've found a drive. However, I'm not impressed. Are they punishing me for not voting Conservative...
    KewlioMZX KewlioMZX 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 31, 2010

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    I Know It's the Law...

    but they're wasting my time. I don't mean to sound like a *****, but I'm no fan of this.
    MeridianSplendor MeridianSplendor 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2009

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    Twice Now And I Have Declined

    Once there would have been a time when that would have interested me, when I had an interest in study in law etc but I have no interest in it now and being part of that process. I don't want to do that now. and why bother when there are so many knowall wannkers out there who have...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Never

    I am sooooo jealous I have never been called for Jury Service, had my suit ready plus the black cloth square for the verdict but not once!!! Can't think why!!!!
    cosmicpete cosmicpete 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 29, 2010

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    Frst Time Summoned Today

    I am 35 years old and until today had never recieved a summons to be on a jury. Have talked it over with several people with as expected mixed reactions. Several say I should try to get out of it. Others say I should go for it.  I think it could be iteresting serving on a...
    charliew charliew 36-40, M Apr 10, 2010

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    It Lasted Two Hours

    I was summoned for Jury Duty approximately 7 weeks ahead of the day we were supposed to show up for selection. About 100 people were gathered in a room where we had to sign in. We were then subjected to a propaganda style video that we were told by one of the court officials...
    Older1962 Older1962 51-55, M Oct 24, 2013

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    Twice!

    Both times were when I was in my late 20s. The first time, the trial was an attempted murder charge against a woman. I was sick as a dog with bronchitis, but I didn't want to miss this once in a lifetime experience. I was chosen from the first draft, and on the day of the trial I...
    JackGrey JackGrey 51-55, F Nov 9, 2008

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    Let The Trials Play Out...

    I have been summoned for jury duty five times in the last 20 years. On the first three occasions, I did nothing but sit in the jury assembly room and read. I wasn't even called for initial interviewing, and by the third day, all potential jurors who hadn't been put on a case were...
    CakeEater57 CakeEater57 51-55, F Jun 9, 2012

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    Only Once

    I'm probably jinxing myself by saying this but I have only been called for jury duty once. It was real easy because I wasn't picked to be a juror for the trial and was able to go home instead of returning to the jury pool. I guess it was a slow day or maybe it's because I said I...
    Gyummy Gyummy 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 1, 2012

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    I Got Out Of It

    I was summoned for jury duty last year. Lucky for me, it was set for the same week I had my final exams at college. I wrote them a letter explaining why I needed to be excused, and they let me off. Now I live my life in paranoia waiting for them to summon me again. (slight...
    FiveByFive303 FiveByFive303 22-25, F Oct 23, 2011

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    My Civic Duty

    I was on for two and a half weeks on a federal case. it wasnt bad at all.
    goldie25 goldie25 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 10, 2008

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    Twice In My Life, and Never Had to Serve...

    I always wanted to be one of the "Twelve Angry Men..."
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 27, 2009

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    The woman who was charged had been at a hotel

    one night with her daughter and boyfriend. The daughter was asleep and they got drunk. She told him he had too much and he threw his glass at her, which missed and flew through a window. So the cops are called by the neighbors, and the owner of the hotel doesn't want to press...
    arbington arbington 18-21, M Feb 15, 2014

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    Two Days In the Box

    It was a simple case of auto theft and the prosecutor was going for the lesser charge of possession of a stolen vehicle. Yet it still took almost the entire first day for them just to pick the jury. I thought having family in law enforcement would get me tossed by the defense but...
    outercalm outercalm 46-50, M 4 Responses May 7, 2009

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    Was horrible. Had it happen once.

    Of all days it was on my birthday, and I spent several hours waiting all alone. Done nothing for my birthday as usual. After waiting from morning to around 5 at night, I wasn't even needed. It's just something of my past that hurts and I want to forget.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 4 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    My marriage ended in 2007! Where are a the good women at? Oh yeah! Mid 30's.....the good ones are taken or have been hurt by the "Bad Boys" they are drawn to....and are now too...
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    So I've been single for about 4 1/2 years. Pretty much by choice. I am not complaining. I love my life. I'm a mom and I've chosen to put my son before everything. There are too...
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    It all started from my Step dad when I was a teenager. He always called me a liar, and always told me that I was "BULLSHITTING" him with my lies. Then it continued with my sisters...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M Jan 4

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    At least I'm not called normal..,
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    I am called this weekly. It's fine though. Lmao
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    Actually I'm not single.. I've never been have a boyfriend since birth I'm 16 turning 17 (I'm not transgender haha) I'm just focusing to my studies and especially to my Family...
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    That really made my day a few months ago... :) thank you
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    And I said "*****. I put the hot in Thot lol bye."
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    Some days there is just no escape. I just need a break. Things will work out eventually. I hope...
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    4 yearsand that doesn't look to change any time soon :( it sucks lol :( I lik think im a nice preson but that jus makes me a really good friend haha
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    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Jan 10

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    I grew up being bullied throughout school... It started with yeasing through 5th, 6th, and 7th grades. 8th grade someone started a lie about me and people teased me the next 2...
    SissyEJ SissyEJ 36-40, M Dec 28, 2014

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    I have been ******* off with other guy's dice I was 11. The largest group I've ever done it with at the same time was seven. When you've done it that long with that many guys in...
    TK1153 TK1153 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    I've been booted form several groups before because the admin simply didn't like me. I just don't get along with people. I've been blocked from groups my mother could join and not...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Dec 31, 2014

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    I have been to multiple countries. I have visited many European countries over the years. I have been to Canada, Jamaica, and Mexico too.
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    Seven years together and i still feel alone. I am 26 and have been with same man it seems like forever i have always been faithful even when opportunity's have presented themselves...
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