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juror summons with a partial warrant?

a family member of mine has a "partial warrant". Basically it means the judge paused the warrant so long as the payments were made on time each week. Sort of like a probationary period to allow it to get paid, instead of jailing him over it. However the warrant is still technically in the system. Anyways, trying to keep the story short. Would this juror summons put him at risk for possible arrest? (Even though after the paper work got filed he'd be released, it's still a pain in the rear). I know after he goes he'll be disqualified as a juror because of all this, but just wondering how it will effect him overall as far as worrying about a possible arrest, etc.


Asked by xxhazeldovexx at 7:44 PM on Oct. 9, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • If the warrant is still in the system, he can be arrested. They will take him to jail until someone brings the paperwork to the jail showing where the Judge signed a pause in it and a copy of the payments will have to be also proved. They could even detain him until hes brought to court in front of that judge to release him again with ,as most jails do not have the authority to release a person until told to do so even thou they can arrest anyone they choose with suspect-able reason. They can put you in jail but cant release you. Crazy system, but that is how the city makes their revenue. It is all about the money! Take all papers with him so IF there is a question he can head it off, hopefully with out going to jail. Good Luck

    Answer by lacyjones at 7:55 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • Not if he complies with paying each week as directed

    Answer by admckenzie at 7:45 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • lacyjones: he does plan to take the proper paper work. The biggest problem I worry about is where he'll have to go to court. (it's the same reason he has this stupid warrant). Long story short, he got screwed by the judge who "misfiled" paperwork, and wouldn't allow him a lawyer. So because of all that, he owes money (that he was already paidup on) and has a warrant and is working with a few family lawyers to file a suit against the judge and blah blah blah. Anyways, the jury duty is suppose to be in the same court room, but obviously they don't list the name of the judge on the jury summons (there are two or three judges in that office). So I just have a feeling he will end up getting shafted again because of all this crap and have to get bailed out and miss MORE work... etc. (Not that his boss is going to be a dick about it, since his boss is his father).

    Comment by xxhazeldovexx (original poster) at 11:01 PM on Oct. 9, 2010