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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!

FML.

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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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:21 AM

CO

Quoting Anonymous:

What state are you in?


MommaRoseT
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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Show up with your kid and I guarantee they will let you leave quickly. Otherwise, get a sitter and go down there. No judge is going to make you seat on a jury in your situation. (At least not one I've ever met).
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Katenemsmom
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:22 AM
Just don't show. They only come after you if you are selected for a trial and then are a no show.
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Elle.tea.22
by Ruby Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:22 AM
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I got a hug :)

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:22 AM

My DH is going to take the day off work and watch him. *sigh*

It is illegal to show up with your kid/kids. I checked. I would maybe be charged with contempt or something! D:

Quoting MommaRoseT:

Show up with your kid and I guarantee they will let you leave quickly. Otherwise, get a sitter and go down there. No judge is going to make you seat on a jury in your situation. (At least not one I've ever met).


Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:22 AM
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Once you figure out what the nature of the case is, just tell them you have a family member/close friend serving time for a similar offense... That would make you biased... Or just tell them you are racist/prejudice/sexist/etc. That you believe strongly in the death penalty, and that if the crime involves a child that you would have a really hard time not being prejudice towards the accused.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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Just say something like "well he wouldn't be here if he was guilty, would he".
That would get you excused!!!
Babujai
by Gold Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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 If you don't show up it's really not that big of a deal.  DH got a notice, but we forgot when the date came up.  About a month later I found the initial notice and looked online to see if he had a warrant or anything.  They dismissed the "Motion for Contempt without prejudice".  He was never contacted or anything.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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Why the big fit over jury duty. It's something everyone has to do and its your civic duty. Suck it up buttercup.
quickbooksworm
by Ruby Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:24 AM
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So you show up the first time and ask to be excused because serving would be a financial hardship on your family. I've been called 3 times and never had to sit beyond the first few hours.
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