Serving on Jury Duty..

May 19, 2013
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It is an American right and privilege to be judged by your peers in a court of las. It is in a court of law.

Has anyone here ever served and what do you think about being serving?

it is 40 dollars a day to serve here in Las Vegas. I have no problem serving as 12 Angry Men was shown to me in an English writing film.

for those that are foreign, would you serve?

Do you think it’s fixed and a waste of time?

 
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Haggis

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I've done it twice, and was foreman once. Would certainly do it a third time. You'll be bored shitless, Doby.

:hat
 
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I got called for jury duty over here a few years ago. My number got called and the accused solicitor (lawyer for you yanks) turned me down so I didn't have to do it. I got two days off work with pay so it was handy as fuck. I only spent around 3 hours in court house over the two days. The case that I could have got picked for involved a creepy looking 27 year old having sex with a 16 year old (below the legal age in Ireland) who was mentally disabled. I knew a bloke who got picked on the jury and he said your man got away with it due to a lack of evidence.

The first day I was there there was supposed to be another sitting but I knew for a fact that I wouldn't be on the jury for that as my cousins boyfriend was up. That got put back so they sent everybody that wasn't picked home for the day. I can see why some people wouldn't want to do it as it can be intimidating when you're in front of the judge and swearing on the bible. It was funny though watching people try to get out of it. Saying stuff like they lived 10 miles away from the accused etc. We also got to see some of the smaller cases. Only small time shit with people going up in front of the judge with their solicitors. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
 
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I’m stuck here till 5 pm as a reserve jury member.

phone addiction is real.

fuck And I didn’t bring my phone charger with me...

I totally get the idea and love except I can’t concentrate worth a shit. I’d rather troll here..
 
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I got called for jury duty over here a few years ago. My number got called and the accused solicitor (lawyer for you yanks) turned me down so I didn't have to do it. I got two days off work with pay so it was handy as fuck. I only spent around 3 hours in court house over the two days. The case that I could have got picked for involved a creepy looking 27 year old having sex with a 16 year old (below the legal age in Ireland) who was mentally disabled. I knew a bloke who got picked on the jury and he said your man got away with it due to a lack of evidence.

The first day I was there there was supposed to be another sitting but I knew for a fact that I wouldn't be on the jury for that as my cousins boyfriend was up. That got put back so they sent everybody that wasn't picked home for the day. I can see why some people wouldn't want to do it as it can be intimidating when you're in front of the judge and swearing on the bible. It was funny though watching people try to get out of it. Saying stuff like they lived 10 miles away from the accused etc. We also got to see some of the smaller cases. Only small time shit with people going up in front of the judge with their solicitors. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
I pulled that one about living too close to the accused when I was called up. Had no idea who she was, Tallaght has 120,000 people in it :rofl

If it was an interesting case I would have stuck around, but this was a boring low level harassment case against some other slag.
 
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It's your civic duty, so I think everyone should if called.

I have been called twice here in the UK, but never made the jury.

First time I knew the person, (Scumbag from my old school. We used to play football/soccer together and I went out with one of his cousins for a bit. He became a junkie and was up for theft or something).

Second time lasted about a week. I went every day but my number wasn't picked. Got lots of paid time off work.

The worst thing about both was all the filthy, horrible people hanging about.

I know some people who gave been called for big stuff. One for a drug dealer being murdered and chopped up, and one for sex abuse of a child. Would hate to get something like that.
 
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It is an American right and privilege to be judged by your peers in a court of las. It is in a court of law.

Has anyone here ever served and what do you think about being serving?

it is 40 dollars a day to serve here in Las Vegas. I have no problem serving as 12 Angry Men was shown to me in an English writing film.

for those that are foreign, would you serve?

Do you think it’s fixed and a waste of time?
Only senile elderly retired people, and people too stupid to get out of it, serve on jury duty.
 
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I pulled that one about living too close to the accused when I was called up. Had no idea who she was, Tallaght has 120,000 people in it :rofl

If it was an interesting case I would have stuck around, but this was a boring low level harassment case against some other slag.
:rofl The judge practically ignored the people that tried that and they had to sit on the jury anyway. I'll never understand people trying to get out of going. Fair enough getting picked to go on the actual jury might be a pain in hole but you're guaranteed a day off with pay. I was working all evenings at the time I got called and I was out of there by noon at the latest for the two days I went.
 
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Never served.
  1. I postponed it in LA but coincidentally had a Nee York address when the date came around.
  2. I postponed in New York (a few years later) until the day before Thanksgiving which coincidentally happened to be a day that most judges took off. They sent me home.
 

Deebo

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Show dem balls bro
Mostly a waste of time. Bullshit lottery system too. Starting in my late 20's I was called up to jury duty 7 times in 10 years. Fucking bullshit. You shouldn't have to serve on a jury more than once every 5 years. Most people who would really like to serve on a jury never get summoned, which again is bullshit.
 
May 19, 2013
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Wow...it was a murder on New Year’s day..

smug black guy

I couldn’t help but just stare guilty at him. My eyes never left his smug look and his lawyer was looking at me.

I wanted to stay but due to medical reasons, I was dismissed. Weaseled my way out.

I wanted to serve though and be a part of our American right.

I couldn’t help but think guilty. He had witnesses..

All your supposed unbiases go out the door in a court of law..
 
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Had a mate who recently received a summons to go report for jury.

the bloody case has an estimated time of 28 weeks!! FUCK THAT!!

think he did the calça and he would lose out on about $40k from work during that time.

a short case could be interesting but no fucking way would I want months on end I’m sitting as a juror
 
May 19, 2013
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Had a mate who recently received a summons to go report for jury.

the bloody case has an estimated time of 28 weeks!! FUCK THAT!!

think he did the calça and he would lose out on about $40k from work during that time.

a short case could be interesting but no fucking way would I want months on end I’m sitting as a juror
How would he lose out on 40k? Is he self employed?
 
May 22, 2013
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How would he lose out on 40k? Is he self employed?
Nah he’s a pilot.
but he gets a base pay plus like bonus type pay.

Whenever he does overnights or gets called in on a day off, etc he gets extra pay and per-diems and what not which equal to a significant amount of what he takes home in a year.

Apparently if he goes onto the jury he’ll miss out on all that and only get his base pay and not the extras.

Come to think of it I think he said the 40k is about what those extras equal for a full year. So he’s “only” actually miss out about $20k for the 28 weeks give or take.