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Posted: 4/26/2014 7:34:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/26/2014 7:44:45 PM EDT by EvanWilliams]
Anything Changed in last 5 years? I have to go Monday

Making note to self to not carry knife.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 3:34:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/27/2014 3:34:38 AM EDT by JBnTX]
Just remember I'm innocent until I'm proven guilty. It's not what you know, it's what you can prove.


Link Posted: 4/27/2014 5:09:54 AM EDT
Bring something wifi. Maybe something to eat too, last time our group was held until about 3pm with no lunch break.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 10:48:03 AM EDT
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Just remember I'm innocent until I'm proven guilty. It's not what you know, it's what you can prove.


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Will need pics to determine guilt.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 10:49:00 AM EDT
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Thanks.

Ipad
Protein bars.
Thermos
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 2:16:00 PM EDT
5 years ago there were two courthouses. Remember the new one is the mosque at 75@Bloomdale.

And the wifi sucks. Arfcom is filtered so bookmark JRS.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 2:24:25 PM EDT
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5 years ago there were two courthouses. Remember the new one is the mosque at 75@Bloomdale.

And the wifi sucks. Arfcom is filtered so bookmark JRS.
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Thank you, sir.
I do remember being in some annex building or some shit back then.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 3:08:56 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Wahnsinn:
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Check on the rules about that first... Last time I was called in Travis County,,, No cell phones allowed, no laptops, tablets, etc. Even books and newspapers verbotten... Also no food or beverages permitted in the courtroom.

And yeah, they locked us all up and wouldn't let anyone go until the entire jury had been seated... Only to have the defendant's attorney and the prosecutor come to a last minute plea bargain deal... meaning the whole exercise was pointless...
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 3:20:06 PM EDT
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Check on the rules about that first... Last time I was called in Travis County,,, No cell phones allowed, no laptops, tablets, etc. Even books and newspapers verbotten... Also no food or beverages permitted in the courtroom.

And yeah, they locked us all up and wouldn't let anyone go until the entire jury had been seated... Only to have the defendant's attorney and the prosecutor come to a last minute plea bargain deal... meaning the whole exercise was pointless...
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Originally Posted By SoftwareJanitor:
Originally Posted By Wahnsinn:
Bring something wifi. Maybe something to eat too, last time our group was held until about 3pm with no lunch break.


Check on the rules about that first... Last time I was called in Travis County,,, No cell phones allowed, no laptops, tablets, etc. Even books and newspapers verbotten... Also no food or beverages permitted in the courtroom.

And yeah, they locked us all up and wouldn't let anyone go until the entire jury had been seated... Only to have the defendant's attorney and the prosecutor come to a last minute plea bargain deal... meaning the whole exercise was pointless...


He'll be sitting in a central jury room doing nothing. If he's selected then yes, there will be some rules regarding phones, etc in the actual courtroom. It kind of makes sense that you want a juror to at least appear to be awake rather than playing Candy Crush on their iphone.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 3:27:36 PM EDT
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He'll be sitting in a central jury room doing nothing. If he's selected then yes, there will be some rules regarding phones, etc in the actual courtroom. It kind of makes sense that you want a juror to at least appear to be awake rather than playing Candy Crush on their iphone.
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Originally Posted By bcw107:
Originally Posted By SoftwareJanitor:
Originally Posted By Wahnsinn:
Bring something wifi. Maybe something to eat too, last time our group was held until about 3pm with no lunch break.


Check on the rules about that first... Last time I was called in Travis County,,, No cell phones allowed, no laptops, tablets, etc. Even books and newspapers verbotten... Also no food or beverages permitted in the courtroom.

And yeah, they locked us all up and wouldn't let anyone go until the entire jury had been seated... Only to have the defendant's attorney and the prosecutor come to a last minute plea bargain deal... meaning the whole exercise was pointless...


He'll be sitting in a central jury room doing nothing. If he's selected then yes, there will be some rules regarding phones, etc in the actual courtroom. It kind of makes sense that you want a juror to at least appear to be awake rather than playing Candy Crush on their iphone.

That's what I remember last time.
Sitting in a room waiting.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 3:27:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By bcw107:


He'll be sitting in a central jury room doing nothing. If he's selected then yes, there will be some rules regarding phones, etc in the actual courtroom. It kind of makes sense that you want a juror to at least appear to be awake rather than playing Candy Crush on their iphone.
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Originally Posted By bcw107:
Originally Posted By SoftwareJanitor:
Originally Posted By Wahnsinn:
Bring something wifi. Maybe something to eat too, last time our group was held until about 3pm with no lunch break.


Check on the rules about that first... Last time I was called in Travis County,,, No cell phones allowed, no laptops, tablets, etc. Even books and newspapers verbotten... Also no food or beverages permitted in the courtroom.

And yeah, they locked us all up and wouldn't let anyone go until the entire jury had been seated... Only to have the defendant's attorney and the prosecutor come to a last minute plea bargain deal... meaning the whole exercise was pointless...


He'll be sitting in a central jury room doing nothing. If he's selected then yes, there will be some rules regarding phones, etc in the actual courtroom. It kind of makes sense that you want a juror to at least appear to be awake rather than playing Candy Crush on their iphone.


They do it differently in that county then... in Travis County, at least a couple years ago last time I was called they made all the people called for the jury pool sit in the court room throughout pretty much the whole jury selection process. There were a couple times when they made us leave the room while the attorneys and the judge had conversations they didn't want the potential jurors to hear. It sounds like the way Colin County does it sucks a lot less for the jury pool...

To add insult to injury in Travis County there is no parking provided for jurors... you have to park blocks away in pay garages and the cheapest ones are $11. You don't get reimbursed. If you aren't selected for the jury they pay $6. That obviously doesn't even cover parking... and then they have the audacity to ask everyone to donate their $6 to some legal fund. F that.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 4:12:30 PM EDT
Which shirt?
Infidel or ARFCOM?
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 4:22:43 PM EDT
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Infidel or ARFCOM?
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I know you're joking but...There should be a dress code on the notification. The judges are pretty serious about it.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 4:55:29 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By bcw107:


I know you're joking but...There should be a dress code on the notification. The judges are pretty serious about it.
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Originally Posted By bcw107:
Originally Posted By EvanWilliams:
Which shirt?
Infidel or ARFCOM?


I know you're joking but...There should be a dress code on the notification. The judges are pretty serious about it.

In your defense,
This is ARFCOM, you couldn't safely assume I wouldn't show up like the cover of Tactical Attire Quarterly.
I'm sure it's been done.
I plan green slacks, black low quarters, black belt and blue dress shirt.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:12:08 AM EDT
DAY 1
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:22:14 AM EDT
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Get a judge dredd shirt
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:49:17 AM EDT
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I know you're joking but...There should be a dress code on the notification. The judges are pretty serious about it.
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Originally Posted By bcw107:
Originally Posted By EvanWilliams:
Which shirt?
Infidel or ARFCOM?


I know you're joking but...There should be a dress code on the notification. The judges are pretty serious about it.


I know they put the dress code on the summons in Travis county. And yes, they are.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 6:54:45 AM EDT
One neck beard 100 % legit
One dude with semi neck beard

Both young duffussessess
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 7:10:49 AM EDT
Jury duty sucks, but I do thank you for doing your civic duty
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 7:19:06 AM EDT
It's fun to see the excuses people try to use in order to not be selected for the jury once you're in the courtroom.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 12:12:02 PM EDT
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They let me go around 1230. DUI case.
They picked 6 (both neckbeards were chosen!!!!)

I am glad I didn't make it on because I'm off tomorrow.

I served on a rape case in college so I sort of know the deal.
It taught me one thing.
If I'm arrested, I'm asking for a bench trial if the facts are at all in my favor.
There are some real dummies on juries.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 12:45:21 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By EvanWilliams:


They let me go around 1230. DUI case.
They picked 6 (both neckbeards were chosen!!!!)

I am glad I didn't make it on because I'm off tomorrow.

I served on a rape case in college so I sort of know the deal.
It taught me one thing.
If I'm arrested, I'm asking for a bench trial if the facts are at all in my favor.
There are some real dummies on juries.
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Originally Posted By 1057:
Jury duty sucks, but I do thank you for doing your civic duty


They let me go around 1230. DUI case.
They picked 6 (both neckbeards were chosen!!!!)

I am glad I didn't make it on because I'm off tomorrow.

I served on a rape case in college so I sort of know the deal.
It taught me one thing.
If I'm arrested, I'm asking for a bench trial if the facts are at all in my favor.
There are some real dummies on juries.


They say that juries are made up of people who are too stupid to get out of it...

I personally think that may be unfair...

I think some might be just people who are so lazy they'll do anything to get out of a day or two of work...



Just kidding... Thanks to all the people who do it for the right reason.

Link Posted: 4/28/2014 12:48:28 PM EDT
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Only an idiot would go to jury trial in Collin County. Even if the facts aren't in your favor, a judge is far more likely to be lenient than a jury.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 12:55:48 PM EDT
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Only an idiot would go to jury trial in Collin County. Even if the facts aren't in your favor, a judge is far more likely to be lenient than a jury.
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Originally Posted By bcw107:
Originally Posted By EvanWilliams:

If I'm arrested, I'm asking for a bench trial if the facts are at all in my favor.



Only an idiot would go to jury trial in Collin County. Even if the facts aren't in your favor, a judge is far more likely to be lenient than a jury.


Will remember that
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 1:24:09 PM EDT
I just got my jury summons from Dallas County today. As a civil servant and widowed with no children....I'll probably get a low number and picked for the jury.

I hope this one is interesting.


mm
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 1:41:57 PM EDT
I hated it in Tarrant Co.
I got called all the time.

No way it is random.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 1:53:27 PM EDT
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I hated it in Tarrant Co.
I got called all the time.

No way it is random.
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I think so many no-accounts just blow it off that if you actually respond to the summons they keep calling you over and over again.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 2:02:22 PM EDT
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I think so many no-accounts just blow it off that if you actually respond to the summons they keep calling you over and over again.
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Originally Posted By itsARanchrifle:
I hated it in Tarrant Co.
I got called all the time.

No way it is random.


I think so many no-accounts just blow it off that if you actually respond to the summons they keep calling you over and over again.


I'm in the same camp.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 3:13:35 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mm38:
I just got my jury summons from Dallas County today. As a civil servant and widowed with no children....I'll probably get a low number and picked for the jury.

I hope this one is interesting.


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"Oh lookee!!!. The great jerk off case of 1953"
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 4:18:38 PM EDT
Annnnnd I'll be serving Collin Co next Thursday.
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Get there a little early so you beat the line for security check.
Eat before you get there.
Wifi sucks, as stated.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 6:55:33 PM EDT
My wife will be there Monday. I laughed at her when I saw summons. Now I probably will get called next month.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 7:21:14 PM EDT
I haven't quite figured Grayson county out yet. Seems like I get called about every three years, then another one 18 months later then repeat the three year cycle. I have been picked and served as jury foreman the last two times I was called. Sucks.
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