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Confession: I am outraged I have to report for jury duty

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

A. I will be in the third trimester by then. Being hugely pregnant is NOT a viable excuse.

B. I have a toddler. They don't care about that. It is not permitted to take kids with you to the courthouse.

C. If they make me go BACK in a few months, I'll be nursing a newborn. Breastfeeding is not a viable excuse either. I DO NOT pump! I am a SAHM so I do not need to pump (pumping sucks - anyone who does that regularly gets hugs from me!)

D. My friend who had catastrophic injuries after falling from a great height about a year ago has been called to serve. SHE HAS A FUCKING BACK BRACE and is having surgery on her back *again.* She barely can do anything at this point. O.0 I think anyone with a BACK BRACE who cannot sit for long periods whatsoever should be automatically excused without having to show up. She has a long ass drive to get there.

I think anyone with painful disabilities/long-term injuries should not have to show up. Anyone with under school age kids shouldn't have to serve. Any woman/SAHDad  who has an infant shouldn't have to serve!


If they do not automatically excuse me due to being pregnant I will force the issue by somehow letting it be known that I am a filthy dirty Canadian socialist that believes in same-sex marriage rights, universal health care, taking care of poor people, free college education and I dunno...I'll come up with something offensive that will make them think I am too biased. 

If I didn't have small kids/fetus I would serve, seriously.

Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:14 AM
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by Anonymous 64 on Oct. 10, 2012 at 7:10 PM
Just because you got knocked up isn't the courts fault. Grin it and bear it just like the rest of us do.
by Platinum Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 7:11 PM
Its the same in NY as well.

Quoting kyuteangl88:

It's like that here in CA too, and breastfeeding is a valid exemption.

Quoting Anonymous:

Are jury exemptions not the same everywhere? Here (tx) if you have a child under two and you are primary caregiver with no child care-you are exempt and don't even have to show up-just check the form and mail it back in...

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by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 7:12 PM

I served JD when I was pregnant.  It was fine.   

by Anonymous 65 on Oct. 10, 2012 at 7:13 PM

I got summoned once. I just ignored it and never reported. 

Apparently bad things CAN happen if you don't report... I didn't really think they would and nothing ever happened. You could just try not going but, um, I'm not going to recommend it.

That was 7 years ago so I think I'm ok.

by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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Your friend should be able to get a dr's note stating that sitting or long periods is not physically possible for her. As for you being pregnant, the chances are that if you even get your name called, you will be dismissed because of the fact that you also will not be able to sit for long, you will need bathroom breaks more frequently then the court would like. Also depending on the type of case, it may be tramatic and stressful for you. 

by Anonymous 66 on Oct. 10, 2012 at 7:16 PM

i always get out of it. right down your concerns on the slip&  send it back. i dont show and then the next day i get the "excusal".... yes they are always a day late (atleast here).  im guessing they are hoping youll show?

it took me awhile to do this though. i know someone and they used to get me off. do you know anybody that could pull soem strings?

by Anonymous 67 on Oct. 10, 2012 at 7:17 PM
Cry me a fucking river... It won't kill you and they probably won't pick you anyway.
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 10, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Nah. I'd get dehydrated.

Quoting Anonymous:

Cry me a fucking river... It won't kill you and they probably won't pick you anyway.

by Anonymous 68 on Oct. 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM
If you are called all you have to say to get out of it is .... My parents raised me to believe that what the police say and do are correct. It pisses off the defense attorney but it gets you off every time.

PS you can get a postponement
by Anonymous 69 on Oct. 10, 2012 at 7:32 PM
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Guess you're hoping you're never in a situation that requires a trial by jury, and have over half the people show up with an attitude like yours.

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