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Posted: 10/25/2004 2:10:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:12:15 PM EDT
Ask if you can get reimbursed for the parking. You can in most places, even if they don't publicize the fact.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:13:46 PM EDT
Just tell them that you can tell who is guilty JUST BY LOOKING AT THEM...

...You will go home sooner.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:15:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:21:53 PM EDT
Read The Catcher in the Rye while waiting. Read it animatedly...waving your free hand in the air, arguing about what Holden should do about the gay teacher.

This should get you out of there right quick.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:23:35 PM EDT
get reimbursed for mileage and parking
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:23:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:24:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/25/2004 2:25:23 PM EDT by 82ndAbn]
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:25:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:26:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:27:27 PM EDT
Bring your reloading gear and get caught up while you wait.

Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:28:54 PM EDT
It may be a civi duty, and I'd be a lot less apt to get out of it if they propertly reimbursed me for it.

Locally they do not pay for mileage, and will only pay for travel if you take mass transit. They will pay for parking if you use their lot, which fills up in about an hour before the court opens for the day. They do not pay of off site parking (about $6 a day to $10 a day depending on how far from the courthouse)

My company does give me time off from work to attend, and guarantees my job (just like they are obliged to do) but will not pay for me to go to jury duty.

Sorry, my bills are tight enough as is.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:51:12 PM EDT
I've been called twice. Sat on one jury for a guy the cops video taped coming out of a house with
a TV and putting it in his truck. This rocket scientist looked right at the camera, held by the cop in his
black and white no less. This flake woman insisted because this scumbag had a lawyer smart enough
to get him a haircut, shave and put him in cheap suit that she couldn't be certain it was him. but
then there are a lot of people with swastikas tattooed on thier neck with flames around the base of the

The other one I lasted about 10 seconds when called.

Maggots Lawyer: "Do you own any firearms?"
Me: "Excuse me your honor, do I have to answer that?"
Judge: "Yes."
Me: "Ye...."
Maggots Lawyer before I even finished the word yes: "Dismissed!"

Seems maggot boy was up for armed robbery where he pistol wiped a woman. And he was guilty
too, I can tell.

Isn't it interesting how much of the scum of the earth is around any court building? And the people
at the court house always wonder why I check my weapons at the door instead of leavng them
in the car!!!!
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:58:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:59:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 3:02:05 PM EDT
You aren't lucky, it's federal law your company pays you for jury duty.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 3:23:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 3:48:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/25/2004 3:50:46 PM EDT by Synister1]
BeerSlayer is correct.

Employers unless mandated by state law do not have to pay your hourly wage while on jury duty.

If an employer does then they will generally withhold your pay until you've returned to work and handed over the money you were paid by the court for your jury duty time.

I'd lose my ass in that kind of a situation, my employer pays but I'd lose about 40hrd of OT if the trial lasted to weeks. And our jury duty pay is less the $10 a day there.

No thanks. I do not support forced jury duty. I got a notice last year, 2 days out of ICU. Gave it to my doctor and she told them what to do with it. I've haven't received another one yet, but when I do I'll be wearing my Peace Through Superior Firepower shirt, amongst other pro firearms articles.

Fact is if the case involves firearms or common sense, either the Defense or the prosecution would not want me on the jury as a firearms owner and independent thinker so I'm just advertising it early.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 3:58:15 PM EDT
Just remember.....

If they weren't guilty, they wouldn't be there.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 3:58:23 PM EDT
shit, I WANTED to be on a jury, was going to be a drug case, but the lawyers decided to dump me after questioning us. I think due to having a second cousin that's a cop even though I said I never talk to him about his job and hven't even seen him in 3 or 4 years

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Why would anyone want to get out of it? Sure, it sucks, but it is a civic duty.

ETA different wording.

Link Posted: 10/25/2004 4:25:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 4:36:14 PM EDT
I have just one thing to say....... GUILTY
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 6:17:02 PM EDT
I was on jury duty last week also in Los Angeles Superior Court, the same courthouse where they tried OJ Simpson. I got sent in as part of the panel to be selected for a jury to try an assualt case against a mentally handicapped young man. But I didn't get selected for the actual jury, so that was my extent of jury this time.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 12:18:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 12:28:38 PM EDT
F**k um, just carry when you go there. The metal detector might just be your best friend today...
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 12:29:44 PM EDT
I have been in jury duty three times. Once was dismissed without being paneled.
Once had a high panel number and was dismissed.
Once spent two days in a trial only to hear a guy who owned a little machine shop would let a local bum clean it after hours. One night as the owner was locking up the bum stabbed him 14 times. Surprisingly didn’t kill him. After two days of trial we deliberated for about 3 minutes. Long enough to look at the physical evidence, and vote.

On to sentencing? Nope the bum pled out so we got to go home that evening. Seems the bum had a grocery list of priors and defense knew we would throw the book at him.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 12:32:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 12:43:38 PM EDT
I'm back on the mailing list again. Got a summons in Aug. but the trial was cancelled a couple of days prior. A week later I got a summons for a Sept. trial. It was cancelled too. I was hoping to get another for Oct. but it didn't happen.

My current employer pays for jury duty if you hand over/sign over what the court pays. $50 a day in Colo. And Colo. has some sort of law that most juries are seated for one or two days only. Unless you get a big case. But there's no "show up for the rest of the week, just in case" crap. It's "show up on court day and if you're picked you may have to come in tomorrow too." That's pretty nice.
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