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Ever been selected for Jury Duty? How long did you serve?

  1. harmony155 profile image69
    harmony155posted 5 years ago

    Ever been selected for Jury Duty? How long did you serve?

    I just got selected for the first time. Darn!

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago

    I served on one jury that went to trial. It only lasted one week including deliberations. I found it to be a very interesting and educational experience. 
    Then I served on a grand jury for two years, but we only met about two or three times a month-- plus a few extra hours if we were on an investigative committee.

  3. Cherrietgee profile image78
    Cherrietgeeposted 5 years ago

    Last summer, I was actually quite excited when I received my jury summons. I considered it part of my civil duty as an American citizen. Plus I'm fond of lawyer shows and wanted to get in on some real courtroom drama!

    There were about thirty people in the room, and I was prepared to stay all day. Needless to say, I was more than a little disappointed when I wasn't picked to serve on the jury. I wish I could trade places with you.

    1. harmony155 profile image69
      harmony155posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You're like my sister... she was disappointed when not picked last year. She almost asked the judge if she could get selected just for the experience!

  4. Clive Donegal profile image76
    Clive Donegalposted 5 years ago

    I have served twice, I think. If no one wanted to serve we wouldn't have much of a justice system.
    One time on grand jury and I think that lasted a day. One time on petit jury for a rape/aggravated assault trial. I think the trial was a day, but it seemed like a month. Other years I have had to call in every day for a week to find out whether they needed me. They didn't.
    I thought that it was painless. Grand jury was fascinating and the petit jury taught me a great deal about why the accused is so often found guilty, lack of evidence notwithstanding.

  5. ptosis profile image76
    ptosisposted 5 years ago

    I've been selected a couple of times but never served, had to check in the morning and they just made we wait in the hall for awhile and then dismissed everybody. Don't remember if was paid for showing up. But for witnesses it about $21/day plus mileage.

  6. Becky Katz profile image83
    Becky Katzposted 5 years ago

    I was summoned to serve in a county that I had moved from. I called to tell them and they crossed me off of the list. I have not been summoned otherwise. I would be proud to serve and would have served on the other but it was over 150 miles away.

  7. cat on a soapbox profile image97
    cat on a soapboxposted 5 years ago

    I was chosen to sit as a prospective juror for 4 days on a criminal case before being removed on a peremptory challenge. In another situation I was sworn in for the final jury and served for 8 days on a civil case in which we reached a verdict.

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    Starmom41posted 5 years ago

    I was called in, but they already had the number of people they needed before they got to my name.

  9. LaThing profile image74
    LaThingposted 5 years ago

    I was called once but I was in bed rest with my fifth child, so they excused me. Haven't been called since then.