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So boring I am reading the OT board. ;)
Signatures are stupid. You should block them.
I was incredibly lucky. Only had to go to jury duty once in twenty years and was able to get dismissed in less than 30 minutes. My wife talked the country clerk into taking my name off the jury pool role.
Better hope the judge doesn't read the OT board.
Harris or Montgomery County? Pardon if I tell a true story about my Grand Jury service in Harris County. We actually had to watch Deep Throat and Behind the Green Door to determine if they offended community values.
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The judge is probably reading the board as well.
well duh....but good for you for fulfilling your civic duty rather than trying to find a way out of it.
I know I'm the oddball here, but sign me up anytime you want to. It may be boring, but it beats working so long as you don't get one of those nasty sequestered for 6+ month high profile trials.
I got brains. I got big ol' brains. I got dinosaur brains.
I have a fool proof way to NEVER get picked for the jury. You still have to show up but you will never get picked for the jury.
I did not know you were an attorney? Attorney= no jury duty usually.
There are several easy ways to not get picked for jury duty.
I'm not an attorney.
When I get a notice, I go to the courthouse.
I patiently listen to the judge give their wonderful message about how our great court system works.
During voir dior, I raise my hand and say,
"I have a philosophical difference with the judge. I think the defendant should have to prove their innocence."
Attorney - "why do you feel that way?"
"Several people thought he was guilty enough to be on trial. The arresting officer thought he was guilty. The District Attorney thought he was guilty enough to stand trial and so did the grand jury. He should have to prove he's innocent."
Essentially, I pissed the judge off by saying that. The defense attorney thinks there are better options. And the prosecutor doesn't want grounds for a mistrial.
One time I did that. When it got to my number, the defense attorney raised his hand to signal an automatic exemption (or whatever it's called) The judge said, "save it, this one is on me."
If I don't want to be on the jury, I won't be. Period.
Have not thought about that. I have not served on a jury in 40 years after my Grand Jury. Maybe I have a note by my name after I took after an assistant d.a. who said that this man was guilty because he had long hair (remember this was 40 years ago.)
They don't like it when you don't agree with them. The people most likely to be picked for the jury are the ones that say nothing during voir dire.
I got selected for the jury. Right when I thought I was going to escape they called us in. 6 person jury. DWI case in criminal court. Hopefully it will wrap up tomorrow.
Another tack is just to not show up.
The last time I was selected to a jury it was for a Manslaughter DWI case. It was one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make in my life, as I knew both families would be affected. Never want to do it again.
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Thankfully nobody was hurt in this one and we didn't have to worry about something that heavy. And I'm even MORE thankful that the trial wrapped up today. Of course, that means I have to go back to work tomorrow.
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