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Have you ever received a subpoena to appear in court?


If so, how did it make you feel? Were you excited? Did you feel like your time had been violated? Would your appearance help or hurt someone you knew?

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Abbyfitz says

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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 3 years ago

    Oh my goodness! I'm trying to imagine that scene. That's some serious road rage.

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Thelma Alberts says

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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 3 years ago

    Me either. I was talking to someone today who said her neighbor received a subpoena. I hope I never discover first-hand what that feels like.


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David Livermore (davidlivermore) says

3 years ago
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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 3 years ago

    I see. I guess when you have a job that requires you to be in court for such things, it makes it less stressful or annoying. Thank you for your input to this question.

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Laura Schneider says

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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 3 years ago

    Inside the court room is exciting, but scary. Like you said, there are so many rules. I can imagine being nervous about breaking the rules and then being punished for that. What a bad day that would be.


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3 years ago
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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 3 years ago

    Nervous and apprehensive, since it is something we've never done and nothing reliable to reference what to expect.

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Lizam1 says

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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 3 years ago

    You are a brave person, Lizam1. I'm glad the thief got caught and that you all turned out OK afterwards.


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Mark Bruno (the clean life) says

3 years ago
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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 3 years ago

    Wow! Summoned again? Aren't there enough people in your area that they can find someone else to summon and not just you all the time? I'm kidding, of course, but I wonder why some people more than others get picked.


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3 years ago
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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 3 years ago

    tenderLaine, it is a civic duty and that's why we do it. And, I guess it is a privilege because not everyone gets to do it.

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KRISHNAMURTHY KV (Kv Krishnamurthy) says

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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 3 years ago

    I hope that when I'm 70, I can say the same, living a happy subpoena-free life.

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Dr Freddie Haddox (Dr. Haddox) says

3 years ago
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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    It is a loss of time and a huge inconvenience on the part of the juror or witness, but it is very important to the persons involved with the trial, both plaintiff and defendant, so please don't think of it as horrible if you're ever called to serve.


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Lorie Hill says

3 years ago
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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 3 years ago

    Oh, knock on wood. Now that you said that, you will probably get a subpoena tomorrow. I hope not.

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S K G Rao. (skgrao) says

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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 3 years ago

    So, skgrao, where's all this hate coming from? I'm just kidding. Congratulations on not ever receiving a subpoena.

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Illegal Alien in Tonga

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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 3 years ago

    I read your story. What a life-changing moment that was. I'm glad it had a happy ending.

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