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Are you allowed to talk about it? Gosloving 1 child; Washington 12831 posts
23rd Jun '13

When you are part of jury duty? Of course, not while the case is going on but after. If yes, have you been to jury duty? How was it like? Is it true that it is mandatory to go & that once you get the letter through the mail, there is NO WAY you can miss it? Is it true they pay like 3/hour?



I would love to be a part of jury duty but my best friend says HELL NO.

Lasya 2 kids; Atlantic Beach, Florida 351 posts
23rd Jun '13

I was summoned for jury duty once, but the funny thing is, I was still in high school. :lol: It's like the same month I turned 18 I got a letter in the mail. I was like wtf?! I had to send the letter back saying I was still in school full time. There are options on the letter to check for reasons why you can't be there. At least that's how mine was.

Donna Jo Tanner 1 child; Beach Haven, New Jersey 6440 posts
23rd Jun '13

There are ways out of it. Also even when called you might not get picked. My dad has been able to get out of it both times he was called because he knew the person. And one time his dad went for him(sane name a f he likes that kind of stuff).

Naturally Alternative 34 kids; 2 angel babies; Lafayette, Louisiana 5640 posts
23rd Jun '13

My father was in a jury, I wasn't... but this is how it was for him. He couldn't talk about it during but he told us about it afterward. You HAVE to go, but there are ways to get out of it if you need to (my Gram was summoned but she cares for my disabled mother full time so she got out). They don't pay jack, not sure at the amount but yeah, it's not much.

*4 boys and me* Due November 22; 2 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 4769 posts
23rd Jun '13

If you get the letter for jury duty it IS mandatory unless you have a very good reason. Then they MIGHT let you out of it. IMO I think it's exciting. I got a letter like... 2 years ago, went, stayed for 2 hours and got free snacks/coffee and got told that the guy pleaded guilty and took a deal and we got to go home LOL and I got $40 for it. If it went passed a certain time, we would have gotten more.

Noah and Baby J's mommy 50 kids; Oregon 3446 posts
23rd Jun '13

If you get a letter you *should* go. BUt if it would cause hardships of any type, over 70, or served in the last 2 years you can get out by just sending a letter.




I was called in December of 2012. But they sent the letter in October and completely spaced it until the 5th of December. I just called and told them, no big deal. If I hadnt called they would have gotten a bench warrant for my arrest for contempt of court for not showing.



Pay in Oregon was $2.75 an hour.

Just Niki 19 kids; Oregon 1456 posts
23rd Jun '13

Being a breast feeding mother gets you excused! My mother served on the grand jury in my state and was not allowed to talk about it. She still can't actually.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49251 posts
23rd Jun '13

I got summoned the entire month of June 2011. The first week of June I ended up having to have a D&C. When they called my number I had a medical excuse, they excused me for 1 week and summoned me the next week. It was a lot of sit around and wait, then they pick whoever, randomly from that pool or whatever for the attorney's to question regarding the case then they pick from those. At least that's what it was for me. I wasn't picked at all, though if I'd been picked in the first round I would have been rejected because I was a victim of DV and it was a DV case and I'd never be unbiased.

!!Katie!! 1 child; Tennessee 2794 posts
23rd Jun '13

I got called while I was pregnant. I was having severe anxiety issues at the time (hormone related). I wrote them a letter asking them to please excuse me. They did without a problem, got a call saying I was excused and that was the end of it.

Just Niki 19 kids; Oregon 1456 posts
23rd Jun '13

Being a breast feeding mother gets you excused! My mother served on the grand jury in my state and was not allowed to talk about it. She still can't actually.

!!Katie!! 1 child; Tennessee 2794 posts
23rd Jun '13

oh yes, forgot to add that my Dad served on a jury for months when I was a kid. It was some sort of big trial. No, you aren't allowed to talk about it. To this day I don't know what kind of trial he was sitting in on.

Gosloving 1 child; Washington 12831 posts
23rd Jun '13

Thank you all for your stories. I was just watching a case on Investigation Discovery & I find it very exciting. When a person goes to trial by jury their lives are in the hands of the jury. It sucks that some of these cases on ID obviously have no evidence that the person accused is guilty but the verdict is just that.

Naturally Alternative 34 kids; 2 angel babies; Lafayette, Louisiana 5640 posts
23rd Jun '13
Quoting !!Katie!!:" oh yes, forgot to add that my Dad served on a jury for months when I was a kid. It was some sort of big ... [snip!] ... sort of big trial. No, you aren't allowed to talk about it. To this day I don't know what kind of trial he was sitting in on. "

Odd... my father could and it was a murder trial... but it was small, just a county thing I think. Maybe that's why?