(Closed) How common IS jury duty?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Have you ever actually had to SERVE jury duty?
    No (I'm under 18). : (1 votes)
    0 %
    No, but I've been sent a summons. : (79 votes)
    36 %
    No, and I'm over 18 (never been sent a summons). : (79 votes)
    36 %
    Yes, I have. : (24 votes)
    11 %
    Yes, I have... more than once. : (28 votes)
    13 %
    Other? : (4 votes)
    2 %
    I live outside of the U.S./My country does not have jury duty. : (5 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 77
    4581 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    When I got my first jury duty summons a few years back, I didn’t end up having to go in. Last year I got another summons and I rescheduled because it was for two days before I was due to give birth. So we will see in April if I need to serve or not.

    Post # 78
    1956 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My husband (24) and I (21) have never been summoned, although I’d like to at least be that. My best friend was summoned but couldn’t do it due to a university commitment. It seems like a good experience 🙂

    Post # 79
    509 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I picked “other” because as a lawyer I’m exempt from serving jury duty… it’s kind of a shame really because I’m probably one of the few people who would really enjoy it 😀

    Post # 80
    279 posts
    Helper bee

    @Pinkmoon:   I was not a registered voter when I got summoned, so I don’t think that affects your odds of getting picked. I had just filed my taxes for the  first time the year before, so I think that’s how I ended up on the list at 19.

    Post # 81
    316 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @jwdesiree:  I got out of the one I was sent because I was still in college and out of state… but my dad got like five summons within a few year period. After the last one, he called them up asking if that was normal. They said no, it’s not normal, and took him off the list! I don’t know if he’s gotten a summons since then. Smile

    Post # 82
    276 posts
    Helper bee

    @jwdesiree:  I am going on Tuesday next week which is so funny that you posted this now. 

    Post # 83
    2543 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    So, just wanted to chime in again…like I said, everyone at my PO box has already received a summons in the last three months, and then Fiance just got another summons in the mail TODAY! And apparently, it doesn’t count that he served a couple of months ago because it’s not the same calendar year!

    WTF this town is not that small!

    Post # 84
    4509 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’ve never been summoned, but my brother was recently on the jury for an attempted murder case in NYC.

     @boogiewoogies:  Oh, wow. That’s crazy!

    Post # 85
    9098 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I’ve been summoned to serve six times since I was 18. I haven’t actually been on a jury, I’ve been able to get out of it for various reasons.

    Post # 86
    9681 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I’ve never been asked and if I was, I’d make up a wonderful excuse. 

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