It's my first time... for jury duty.

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  1. What Is Q profile image80
    What Is Qposted 7 years ago

    It's my first time... for jury duty.

    So I was informed that I have to show up and perform my duties as a citizen and partake in jury duty. Half of me wants to back out, but I still want to see how it's like. Has anyone ever been on a jury before, and do you have any advice? Like what snacks I should bring. Or something on a more serious note.

  2. badegg profile image75
    badeggposted 7 years ago

    Don't do it. The compensation they give you isn't worth the tiime it takes and is definitely not worth the time away from your job. If you end up on a case with a long trial and even longer deliberation, you are screwed financially.

  3. XxdeadstarsxX profile image47
    XxdeadstarsxXposted 7 years ago

    Just remain calm and pack something little to eat for if you eat so much the pressure builds up and makes your stomach uneasy like what i did

  4. ExpandYourMind profile image72
    ExpandYourMindposted 7 years ago

    Prepare for a long wait smile.  You may want to bring a book or laptop.  I was there about an entire day and made it to the courtroom, but then the defendant opted for a plea and we were dismissed. Actually, I was looking forward to serving.

  5. Karonher profile image71
    Karonherposted 7 years ago

    Just judge on the evidence not the person. It is so easy to like or dislike a defendant and want to base your decision on that,

  6. johncena619 profile image60
    johncena619posted 7 years ago

    As a Citizen you must follow the rules and regulations of your country and you must go and attend the jury and make sure to give a right judgement.

  7. Wayne Brown profile image85
    Wayne Brownposted 7 years ago

    I have participated a few times. The approach to providing the juror varies with each region but the process is basically the same.  Once you are sent out of the jury pool to a given court, if you are participating in the jury trial of either a civil or criminal case, there will a voire dire process by the attorneys. This is basically a process where by you are questioned as to your perspectives on the subject matter of the case or something similiar. They look at your responses, your education, and other factors and try to determine your mindset. Basically each side is attempting to stack the jury in its favor. Sometimes this is a formal process that takes place in the courtroom prior to the trial. In other cases, the attorneys will simply have you fill out a form from which they make their choices.  More than enough potential jurors will be sent over and from those the attorneys will pick the jury. The remaining jurors are either sent back to the pool for reassignment or released based on the docket load. You'll do some waiting so take along things to entertain...a book, your ipod, etc. You will be give time off for a lunch break but you might want to toss a candy bar in your pocket.  Normally there are vending machines closeby.  Overall, except for the waiting, the process is very educational and somewhat reassuring that we do make an effort to carry out justice and do it efficiently. WB

  8. Alternative Prime profile image70
    Alternative Primeposted 7 years ago

    I would recommend you attend and perform this duty.

    "A jury of your peers" is every citizens right and you are a "peer". Sure the pay is not great and the case may last several weeks or months but I think it's one of the most interesting and rewarding experiences an American will ever have. You will certainly walk away with much greater insight on how our justice system operates, and that alone is well worth the time in my opinion.

    Food or Snacks? Not sure, it might be a good idea to contact the court for related info.

    And try to be as honest as possible when the Attorney's ask you a question during the "Impaneling" process.

  9. someonewhoknows profile image75
    someonewhoknowsposted 7 years ago

    They usually send you a card asking you if,your a "UNITEDSTATES CITIZEN". They mean a federal citizen.If,you were born in the District of Columbia .You know the ten square miles that was supposed keep the federal government out of the states.The fourteenth Amendment made former slaves federal citizens.They were the first federal citizens.They then used the federal zipcodes to let you knowingly or unknowingly become a federal citizen and sinxe 1913 when the federal reserve was instituted everyone who filed a federal as well as a state incometax form willingly become federal citizens ,wheather they know it or not. For more info check out my hub on the subject.

  10. montecristo profile image82
    montecristoposted 7 years ago

    Bring a good book. You are going to need it.


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