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    Re: Jury Duty - any one been through the process ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patsy Warnick View Post
    This defendant robbed a small convenience store with a gun.

    I thought - OMG - you haven't taken a plea yet.??

    I'll be very honest here - After our lunch break - I knew I had to do something so I wouldn't be selected. So, in this open arena The attorney asked a question - no one said anything so I asked a question - The attorney answered & stated very good question, and on to his next question..
    I thought if I ask - it's some what opposing & hopefully enough to get me the boot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patsy Warnick View Post
    Correct - the defendant was charged .

    I found a question interesting - one juror asked if the defendant was a illegal?
    The judge stated that was not the issue.

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    Many years back, in a past life, I had a fellow who worked for me that was charged with just such a crime. Thing is, he was actually working late helping me do inventory when the crime took place.
    Even after I went to speak with his Defense attorney and told him that fact, they continually tried to talk him into a plea deal.

    He refused, and pled Not guilty. It was not until I testified, and showed the hotel security camera pic of him at the time clock checking out 4 hours after the robbery - Did I mention that the hotel and his house were on opposite side of town by 20 miles, and he rode a bicycle to work? - that the jury decided that he was innocent.
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    Re: Jury Duty - any one been through the process ?

    I was on a jury for a murder case about 15 years ago, I ended up the jury foreman and we convicted him of 2nd degree murder. He was a gang banger that went through a window and shot a guy who sold illegal alcohol. It was pretty much an open and shut case (he actually admitted to it to the arresting officer). We had a lady on the jury that fought us nail and tooth to convict because she hated the fact that one little mistake was going to ruin this guys life (he killed a guy). She said if it was her grandson she would hope someone felt the same way and would not convict over one mistake. It took us three days to get her to finally vote for 2nd degree. We got paid $11.00 a day for our service.

    Since being on that jury that convicted him I am never considered when called to be on another jury because the defense doesn't want a juror who has convicted someone.

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    Re: Jury Duty - any one been through the process ?

    Patsy He was trying to get himself excused by showing bias.....old trick....

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    Re: Jury Duty - any one been through the process ?

    To my knowledge we don't have Jury Vetting in the UK. They are chosen entirely at random & you take what you get.

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    Re: Jury Duty - any one been through the process ?

    not I but my mother has been asked twice, both times after interviews they turned her away. Probably because she is old, and also because she can't hear worth beans lol.
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    Re: Jury Duty - any one been through the process ?

    Quote Originally Posted by minks View Post
    not I but my mother has been asked twice, both times after interviews they turned her away. Probably because she is old, and also because she can't hear worth beans lol.
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    Over the years I have been called for jury duty at least 15 to 16 times or even more, I can't remember exactly.

    They use our voter registration rolls, and or as well as our driver's licence info to form their jury call lists here in USA.

    My info must have been on top of their rolls, as every 12 to 14 months I would get called for jury duty!

    Most times I was questioned by prosecuting and or defending attorneys, sometimes for 20 minutes, to see if they wanted me on their jury panel. Each time I guess I said the things they didn't want to hear, and I was dismissed, they didn't want me.

    A few times I sat in the jury pool waiting room from 8am to 5 pm and never was called upon, and was dismissed. But I got a big "thank you" from the judge for doing my civic duty, and for being in the room all day giving them a jury pool to show to the defendants. As many of the defendants saw the large jury pool, and got scared and then took a plea deal, and didn't go to trial.

    Ah, the good ole days!
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    Re: Jury Duty - any one been through the process ?

    I sat on a case where a guy smoked crack in his front yard at a picnic table in front of 2 police officers and told them that whatever he does in the privacy of his own home is his business.

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    Re: Jury Duty - any one been through the process ?

    Quote Originally Posted by xfrodobagginsx View Post
    I sat on a case where a guy smoked crack in his front yard at a picnic table in front of 2 police officers and told them that whatever he does in the privacy of his own home is his business.
    I would totally agree with him. Not Guilty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourPart View Post
    I would totally agree with him. Not Guilty.
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    Agree, if I was ever picked to be on a jury, I too would say: Not Guilty.
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    Re: Jury Duty - any one been through the process ?

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    Sound like you both had a similar experience.

    I suppose at the immediate time I was exhausted from the long long day. I suppose listening to all the evidence against this man was the video - witness's - cops etc.
    I also thought this young man looks like several other dark skin individuals so perhaps the I.D. could be difficult.
    I was exhausted from the whole experience.
    I won't be called for another 18 months. woo hoo !!

    Congrats to you both for stepping up & supporting your friends.

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