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Old 19-09-2018, 18:37   #61
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Showed up every single time I was called. Called up once and dismissed (see my previous post). Every other time, I just sat in the waiting room the whole time.
Yup, like the man said. Got seated once on a case against a punk entrepreneur accused of selling hard drugs. The defense attorney asked if I had ever used. I said I had no interest in poisoning myself and that anyone giving it to my kids or anyone else’s should swing. I was dismissed. Called three times in two years. I complained the third time, very inconvenient timing. They took me off the list. I was told that living aboard out of the country, with a US mail box and voter registration I could still get called and would be required to show up. Our daughter handles the mail. Very unlikely I would see the invitation or respond before the required date.
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This is what I did, hopefully it works...although I hear NJ is one the bigger PITA states when it comes to getting out.
  1. Checked the box that says I don't live at that address.
  2. Wrote in the notes that it's only a mailing address
  3. Also, in the notes, explained that I live on my boat and will likely be out of state cruising at that time, possibly even out of the country
  4. Lastly, I wrote in the notes that by that date, I will also likely be a working on a freelance/contract basis, so if I don't work I don't get paid
FYI - I'm not BSing to get out, all of the above is true
What's wrong with that ? i did never heard from them again...
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did some research most states use voter registration some use dmv.

A law passed in 2005 allows courts to use driver registrations when making the random selection of potential jurors, but courts largely ignore that option.
courts tried using used driver's lists more than two decades ago. that method tended to reduce the number of lower-income people in jury pools.

but you can also get out of jury duty for religious reasons.

people who are opposed to passing judgment on others because of religious reasons or personal beliefs dont have to serve jury duty courts can excuse people from jury duty for those reasons.
I refuse to pass judgment on others but i'm not religious i trashed my first summons nothing came of it i am excused indefinitely from further jury duty after my second summons i made sure of that i have never set foot in a courtroom...
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I refuse to pass judgment on others but i'm not religious i trashed my first summons nothing came of it i am excused indefinitely from further jury duty after my second summons i made sure of that i have never set foot in a courtroom...
There use to be a time that some professions were excused because they were self employed without help or provided health care or it would be extremely disruptive specially is you were in solo practice with limited coverage. They eliminated all those exceptions in my county.
So I take the fifth as to what I do with the summons.
Besides, they will never ever pick me after I let them know my views and because of my profession.

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Did you join this forum just to resurrect some old threads on jury duty?
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Did you join this forum just to resurrect some old threads on jury duty?
This!
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Heh.
If you don't participate you cannot call 911!
I may have said that before.
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Heh.
If you don't participate you cannot call 911!
I may have said that before.
I can't remember where in the US but there is public shaming of no show jurors on Facebook and Billboards.. a medieval justice system and medieval punishment only difference is they now use modern technology, renewing your drivers licence seems to be a problem in some states.
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I can't remember where in the US but there is public shaming of no show jurors on Facebook and Billboards.. a medieval justice system and medieval punishment only difference is they now use modern technology, renewing your drivers license seems to be a problem in some states.
That was meant to be a joke and I forgot how tragic the mob mentality is these days.
Sorry all........
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That was meant to be a joke and I forgot how tragic the mob mentality is these days.
Sorry all........
The big joke is that i have a fake doctors note that got me excused indefinitely from jury duty 28 years ago the sad thing is that i had to lie and cheat because the courtroom critters disregarded my conscience and personal beliefs and threatned me with fines and jail if i didn't comply.
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The big joke is that i have a fake doctors note that got me excused indefinitely from jury duty 28 years ago the sad thing is that i had to lie and cheat because the courtroom critters disregarded my conscience and personal beliefs and threat me with fines and jail if i don't comply.
Wow, here you are admitting you are a liar and a cheat, WOW
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I think we will close this thread and move back to sailing and cruising topics. The original question was answered eons ago and cruisers Forum is really here to discuss jury service on a island out West.

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