Jury Duty Tomorrow

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    Jury Duty Tomorrow

    Normally I would be very willing to do my civic duty, but I am in license school and have my NRC exam Sept. 14th. Serving on a jury for more than a day or so would cause me to have to drop out of license school, and I am not willing to throw away the past 18 mos of studying or the financial security that a Senior Reactor Operator license brings.

    Anyone have any good tips, or should I just explain the school situation and hope the judge is understanding?

    I was thinking something along the lines of "the cops wouldn't have arrested him if he wasn't guilty, right?"
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    Ask for an extension. You need to call the number on the summons. They usually give you a 3 month deferment.
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    You can always try the sympathy line. Our system here allows one postponement for any reason. You could check into that.

    If you are really desperate, try the FIJA when they start asking questions. Guaranteed to work. Fully Informed Jury Association
    eschew obfuscation

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    Oh wait. It's tomorrow? You'll have to show up. Go directly to the person in charge and ask for a postponement.

    Make sure the next date is AFTER your test date. Otherwise, they will send you another summons in 3 months.
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    tell 'em the truth - that service right now would be an undue burden and ask for a deferment of service to a later date (instead of the usualy request for excusal).

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    Unfortunately I have no postponements left, I used three putting it off this long.
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    Looks like you're on the hook. Just make sure you don't get selected to sit on a jury.

    If the defense attorney asked you along the lines of "Do you think my client has done something wrong just because he is on trial, you say "YOU BETCHA".

    The defense attorney will say "thank you - you may leave".
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    Yah, I was thinking something along those lines, or ask "so what are the state laws on jury nullification?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by CT-Mike View Post
    Yah, I was thinking something along those lines, or ask "so what are the state laws on jury nullification?"
    Careful on that one, judges are getting tired of hearing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CT-Mike View Post
    Normally I would be very willing to do my civic duty, but I am in license school and have my NRC exam Sept. 14th. Serving on a jury for more than a day or so would cause me to have to drop out of license school, and I am not willing to throw away the past 18 mos of studying or the financial security that a Senior Reactor Operator license brings.

    Anyone have any good tips, or should I just explain the school situation and hope the judge is understanding?

    I was thinking something along the lines of "the cops wouldn't have arrested him if he wasn't guilty, right?"
    I am surprised the school does not have some provision for jury duty, family emergency or even being sick, especially since the exam is still 6 months away...even for "more than a day".

    You deferred 3 times already...I think your only hope is the school getting you off. Now you are coming up with slogans to essentially lie...hummm. And work nucs??

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    Well, you could be honest and ask if they mind if you study for your test during the trial.

    Seriously, I hope it's either a short trial, or you can find a way to delay your participation.

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    Three posts in this thread have been removed for giving really bad "advice." If your post is missing, that's why. Think before you post.


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    Most Judges are very reasonable when it comes to allowing folks not to serve. I have been picked for jury duty twice in my life and I was amazed at the excuses the Judges accepted from folks who did not want to serve. I suppose they dont really want to force people to serve unless its absouletly necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandit383 View Post
    I am surprised the school does not have some provision for jury duty, family emergency or even being sick, especially since the exam is still 6 months away...even for "more than a day".

    You deferred 3 times already...I think your only hope is the school getting you off. Now you are coming up with slogans to essentially lie...hummm. And work nucs??

    Rick
    Rick,

    I am not going to lie, the comments I made above were tongue-in-cheek. My plan is to discuss the matter with the judge if I get selected for a jury pool, and hope that he or she is understanding.
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    In Voir Dire, just make sure you're opinionated. They won't take you. Especially when they ask the question "Can you tell when someone is lying?" be sure to say No. When they ask if you can be impartial, say "Well, I'm not sure...."

    You'll go home the same day.
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