Post # 1
hi! In desperate need of advice! Im getting married on october 5th. I’d gottrn jury duty for July 15th and decided to postpone it, because I was afraid if I got assigned to some crazy case it would take up all of my free time before the wedding and I wouldn’t be able to get everything done. Nevermind the fact it could run into the wedding! So I postponed it for November… After the wedding, before the holidays, thought it was smart. When I clicked Ok, a notification came up saying “thank you, you will be given the closest available date to november 5th.” What if the closest available date is my wedding day… Or while I’m on my honeymoon!? I called and they told me I can come in as a walkin and get it over with… But now that brings me back to the first issue, and now it’s even closer to the wedding. I wish I’d just done July 15th!!! Please help, what would you do? wait it out and hope for the best, or get it over with and hope for the best? Either way… I’m hoping for the best and there’s no guarantee. :'(
Post # 2
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
The likelihood of you bing chosen for a case that lasts 3 months is very slim! At this point I would just do a walk-in to get it over with.
More proof that the world doesn’t revolve our weddings 😛
Post # 3
When you show up, they tell you how long they expect the case to last and then ask if that will be a hardship for you. If the answer is yes (for a legitimate reason), then you’re excused. So I would just go and get it out of the way. As PP mentioned, the odds of it being a lengthy case (if you’re even picked at all) are slim, and you can easily dodge that by telling them straight that it’s a hardship and not something you can do.
Post # 4
teanybop: Get it done and over with. PP is right, veryyyy slim chance you get a case that will last long. You’ll be happy to get this done and out of the way so you can get back to focusing on your wedding and planning.
Post # 5
Do you know what it’s for? Federal or state? I got called for jury duty the day before I got married becuase I had delayed as well, and had gotten that date. I went in and didn’t have to serve, however my reasoning would have been IM GETTING MARRIED TOMORROW if I had been picked to get out of it. Anyway, I got called for federal jury last month, just went yesterday and ended up not being picked (whoo) so you may not be picked. Try not to stress too much about it.
Post # 6
I have served jury duty several times- the longest trial being 5 days. Go get it over with!
Post # 7
Just go now. I’ve been summoned twice and was never chosen for a car. The likelihood of being put on a case for three months is very low.
Post # 8
Definitely, DEFINITELY get it over with. Otherwise, you will be a mess worrying about this. I’ve been called twice in two different states. The first case was dismissed, and they didn’t even need to impanel a jury that day, and, in the second case, I was not selected.
Also, they very likely will not permit you to postpone being called again. The first time I was called, I was actually sick, and I had a fever and sore throad and swollen glands. I was miserable, and should have stayed in bed. I dragged myself to the courthouse, and I told the person there that I was ill with a fever. She dismissed me, telling me that I would be called again within a certain timeframe, and I was. I was not able to postpone that, but, as I noted above, the case was dismissed without the need for a jury.
Post # 9
My Matron of Honor AND my now husband got called for Jury Duty for the day after my wedding!!! My Maid/Matron of Honor got out of it due to the wedding and my husband postponed it! My mom got a jurors questionnaire too!! What a small world it is!!
Post # 10
- Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY
Walk in and get it over with.
Post # 11
teanybop: do a walk in and get it over with. Where I live if you skip jury duty there are no consequences except that your name is automatically added to the next jury list. Just go and get it done. You likely won’t even be picked, and if you were I highly doubt it will be for an OJ Simpson type of case. Lol