(Closed) Jury Duty… HELP!! Need advice!

posted 4 years ago in Legal
  • poll: What would you do?
    Wait it out : (0 votes)
    Get it over with : (23 votes)
    100 %
  • Post # 2
    2617 posts
    Sugar bee
    • 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
    4416 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
    941 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 1975

    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
    5844 posts
    Bee Keeper

    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
    7405 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I have served jury duty several times- the longest trial being 5 days. Go get it over with!

    Post # 7
    7217 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
    11356 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    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
    438 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    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
    6073 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

    Walk in and get it over with.

    Post # 11
    2167 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    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

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by  sillysillybee.

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