(Closed) Jury Duty Eight Days Before the Wedding

posted 8 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
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2289 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Don’t worry. They’ll tell you at the selection how long the trial will take, then they’ll ask if anyone has a job that won’t pay you for being there and will therefore cause a financial hardship, and they’ll ask if someone has travel plans, etc. that can’t be changed.

I was called for a murder trial (yikes) and one person got off because she had a scheduled trip to Hawaii, and another because his employer wouldn’t be paying him. If you’re getting married, they’ll let you go!

Post # 4
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1927 posts
Buzzing bee

They will definitely let you go so don’t worry!  But I’m sorry you have to deal with this so close to your wedding day 

Post # 5
Member
1765 posts
Buzzing bee

Hi,

I also believe that you can postpone your jury duty-but you absolutely have to be available the next time they send you the notice.  Check what you received from them, because maybe you can just check off to postpone it, just in case.

Post # 6
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2208 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You can probably postpone your jury duty, but if I were you I would go and just let the judge know if the trial will last too long. Most jurors get dismissed anyways without ever having to serve, and if you are placed on a jury, most trials will be short (one day, two day). So chances are like 99% that you can report, get it over with, and it won’t conflict at all with your honeymoon. But if you are the SUPER cautious type, you could postpone.

Post # 7
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83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Most jurisdictions will usually allow you a one time free card.  Call your jury division and find out what you need to do to get excused this time around.

Post # 8
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I wouldn’t worry about it.  I was summoned for jury duty and it was plead out before it even went to trial.  Most times that happens.  If it doesn’t, then you tell them during jury selection that you are getting married (or just tell them that you think everyone who drives drunk/speeds/robs stores depending on the case is guilty like my dad did!).

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