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Jury Duty

Friday, September 14, 2012

I spent all day Tuesday in the jury selection process. I was sworn in as a juror on a "very important criminal trial" at 7:00 in the evening. The trial was supposed to start Wednesday morning and continue for approximately two weeks. Never heard one word of evidence. We went to the Courthouse as directed on Wednesday morning and just sat in the Jury Room until about 11 am. At which time we were informed that the defendent had accepted a plea bargain. The judge thanked us for our service and we went home.

I don't know whether I am disappointed or relieved. I have always wanted to serve as a juror and this sounded like a very interesting case. However, the timing wasn't good for a long committent right now.

I guess the Universe is looking out for me. LOL
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-COURT- 9/14/2012 10:38PM

    I've never been picked, but did get the summons twice. I don't know if I want to be on one, especially if it was a killer, or about babies or animals. If it was known that they hurt a baby or animal I'd just sy I can give you my verdict now....Hang him high! (as my DH says)

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IRISHMUM3 9/14/2012 3:19PM

    And 2 weeks easily could have turned into 4 or more - the two juries on which I have served had their estimated time doubled at least.

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MS.ELENI 9/14/2012 2:24PM

    The same thing happened to me years ago. We did hear evidence one day but second day judge came in and thanked us and sent us home. There was no doubt he was quilty so he was smart to take a deal

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MEADSBAY 9/14/2012 11:17AM

    That has been my experience with jury duty, too.
Although my dh was on an important trial once- even selected as jury foreman.

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