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Jury Duty

Well I called the number on the card last night to see if the case had been settled outside of the courtroom but unfortunately it said I still needed to appear. I texted my boss to let him know and put in a vacation day request (so I could get paid for the day). I got up this morning and got ready and went to the courthouse to see if I had to be a part of the jury or the lucky ones who get to leave. We ended up being in the smaller courtroom because there happened to be 2 trails this morning which we were told is unheard of. We sat like sardines for an hour and a half and the judge came in and said that the defendant plead guilty in their pre trial meeting so we were all dismissed. Thank the Lord! I was able to make it to work by 11am so I can work 7 hours today and cancel my vacation day. I want to use it for a warmer day or worse weather.

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CoralLevang wrote on January 21, 2016, 12:47 PM

and you get a little pittance from the courts too, right?

grandma20121 wrote on January 21, 2016, 3:39 PM

i do not blame you i would not want to waste a good vacation day on that either

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 21, 2016, 6:54 PM

Glad you basically got out of it. Usually you dont even have to go.

DWDavisRSL wrote on January 21, 2016, 8:01 PM

You were lucky to get dismissed early on the first day. When I had jury duty a few years ago, we sat in the jury pool room for four days and all the cases that week plead out so we never even got to the courtroom.

osumbum19 wrote on January 22, 2016, 11:47 AM

Honestly, I don't know how it works if you don't make it to the courtroom. It's the first time I have been called for normal Jury Duty. I had to do Grand Jury about 7 years ago but that never gets cancelled.

osumbum19 wrote on January 22, 2016, 11:47 AM

I worked a little over 7 hours (most of it will end up being OT anyway) :)

osumbum19 wrote on January 22, 2016, 11:48 AM

They were surprised to be having two trials yesterday. I was glad it only took an hour and a half, they hadn't even fully selected the jury.

osumbum19 wrote on January 22, 2016, 11:48 AM

We were very lucky and I'm hoping I don't have to go again.

DWDavisRSL wrote on January 22, 2016, 2:07 PM

Here, once you've served, your off the hook for at least two years.

osumbum19 wrote on January 22, 2016, 3:12 PM

I'm hoping for a little longer than that :)

grandma20121 wrote on January 23, 2016, 6:14 PM

it works out for you that its overtime