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    Jury Duty - any one been through the process ?

    OMG - pack a lunch.
    I was requested to attend a court room way way downtown -arrive by 8 A.M...
    Up at 4:30 A.M. - on the freeway by 6:30 A.M... I had my hubby drive me - I don't function that early.. The freeway is packed - bumper to bumper - we're at a crawl..
    Still crawling along - it's 7:15 A.M. & I'm not half way there yet - anxiety kicks in - I'm a nervous wreck. My hubby drops me off at 8:15 A.M.. Check in & a Jury badge is issued and you wait & wait for your name to be called..
    Bingo @ 11:00 A.M. I'm called - @ 45 of us are handed a 8x10 card that has a number on it. So, from here on out your a number. We enter a full court room - Judge - Attorney - Defendant. We're asked general questions - if that question relates to you - you lift your number. It's a open arena & you can be called on to explain your answer.
    Long Long process I was exhausted
    I'm happy I wasn't chosen for the 5 day court session..
    It was quite a process - which I've never been though before.
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    Re: Jury Duty - any one been through the process ?

    Im not registered to vote, so ill never have to do it.
    Sounds like a huge ordeal.

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

    We have a system where you get notified, along with a couple hundred of your closest friends and neighbors, that we are expected to show up for duty on such and such a date. We are assigned a number, and the day before our chosen date, we call the telephone number on the card and they will announce something like "if you number is 734700-734400, you are requested to report to Boulder County Courthouse on Monday. If your number is not in that range, you are excused, and your commitment for the year has been met. Thank you for your service, good day."

    So far, each time, I have been in the group of numbers excused from duty.
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    I've been through the process. Jury selection took 4 days, including time on the witness stand answering questions under oath. I groaned inwardly when selected for the jury and the trial date was set. Fortunately, after seeing how the jury stacked up, the defense attorney convinced his client to do a plea bargain before the trial started.

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    Do you guys get monetary compensation?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by magentaflame View Post
    Do you guys get monetary compensation?
    If we are selected to be on a jury, I think we get a whole 50 dollars a day. Employers are supposed to pay the first 3 days. Then the state covers the days after that for longer trials.
    My employer pays our regular pay, and we give them whatever the state pays us.
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    Ahhh.... so duty to the state is spread around, thats good.

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

    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.
    it worked...
    I don't mind doing my civic duty - not with a 2 plus hour drive both ways I'm sorry but that drive was too much for me.
    Your also compensated for mileage.
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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.
    it worked...
    I don't mind doing my civic duty - not with a 2 plus hour drive both ways I'm sorry but that drive was too much for me.
    Your also compensated for mileage.
    Patsy
    Correction: The defendant was charged with robbing a convenience store with a gun.
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    Re: Jury Duty - any one been through the process ?

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    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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