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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    I have been called twice now but I have never made it past selection.

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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    Just got called on the 7th of this month.

    The case was a Murder 2 case. Guy took a bat to friends head and friend died later. Only 6 were picked out of 40 of us, so that was that.
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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Just got called on the 7th of this month.

    The case was a Murder 2 case. Guy took a bat to friends head and friend died later. Only 6 were picked out of 40 of us, so that was that.
    Were you one of the six?

    I see by your vote,... that's a no.

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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    Never been called, and would actually like to be. Not only would I like to see the process, but I would think that serving the community like that is important.
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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuz Life View Post
    Were you one of the six?

    I see by your vote,... that's a no.
    Nope I was not. If I was, still mite be at trial and not posting here, lol. It would have been cool too.

    I will also add being a former LEO, the chances of me actually being picked for anything other than maybe a civil case are slim to none.
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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    I've been called a few times, but when they find out I'm a trial attorney, I get excused. Understandably; no lawyer wants another one on the jury second guessing him or her or seeing through the objections and whatnot...

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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    I've been called a few times, but when they find out I'm a trial attorney, I get excused. Understandably; no lawyer wants another one on the jury second guessing him or her or seeing through the objections and whatnot...
    This statement makes me a bit sad. In my mind the best use of the legal system would be to have it be something that everyone can understand and participate in with the goal of discovering the truth of a situation in order to establish guilt. Unfortunately, trials are often a lot of showmanship and bluff. It seems to be as much about good presentation as it is about facts or laws.

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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    I get called all the time but I have never been picked

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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    This statement makes me a bit sad. In my mind the best use of the legal system would be to have it be something that everyone can understand and participate in with the goal of discovering the truth of a situation in order to establish guilt. Unfortunately, trials are often a lot of showmanship and bluff. It seems to be as much about good presentation as it is about facts or laws.
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    Sometimes during a trial, what is seen by the jury is just as important as what is not seen. Some evidence should not be available, as it is prejudicial or inadmissible for some other reason. And sometimes the lawyers make arguments about that evidence that may be somewhat incomprehensible to a jury for good reason. For instance, if a lawyer says "Objection; Rule 556!" the judge and the other attorney understands and the judge can make a decision accordingly, and this doesn't affect their judgment, whereas a lawyer on the jury would say "Whoa, what do you mean this defendant has a criminal record for doing this exact same thing?!"

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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    Been called 3 times. Only once did I make it to the court room. I was dismissed. It was a DUI case. I worked in emergency services (fire). Guess the defense did not want me.
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