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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    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.
    Its weird, both times I have gotten dismissed after mentioning my profession (computers) as well. I am not sure what one has to do with another though or if it was coincidence.

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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    I've been called to jury duty about 8 times, but never served on a Jury.

    The funniest way I've ever been disqualified form being on a jury was one time when the third person questioned for the jury selection process was an older black woman, and she was asked if she had ever been the victim of a crime and she said "Just last week I had my purse snatched by some young man. Come to think of it, that boy over there look familiar."

    They determined that this statement might have introduced bias against the defendant for all of us and we all got sent home.
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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    My favorite story was when the DA said "Now, one of our witnesses will be Trooper Smith. Does anyone here know Trooper Smith?"

    One hand went up.

    "Yes? And how do you know Trooper Smith?"

    "I AM Trooper Smith."

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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    yes
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    possession of a weapon by a convicted felon
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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    Nah. I've been called up three times, but I've always gotten out of it.
    Can't afford to miss the work. We live paycheck to paycheck.
    I wish employers would be forced to pay you for days you miss while serving jury duty, because I'd like to be on a jury someday.

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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    I've been a registered voter for twelve years and I've never once been called. Not that they'd let me serve on a jury if they did.

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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    No, I haven't. I've only been summoned for jury duty once (it was only a month after my 18th birthday, and I was still in HS at the time) and I didn't actually get chosen to sit on the jury.
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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    I've been a registered voter for twelve years and I've never once been called. Not that they'd let me serve on a jury if they did.
    Yeah, they ask you questions during selection.
    If you don't answer them right, you don't get picked.
    It's pretty easy to tell what the "right" answer is.

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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    Once, attempted sexual assault was the young man's intent, but he was way too drunk, so all he got charged with was breaking and entering, IIRC. It was a long time ago, but I do remember that the prosecutor was inept, and the 2 cops called told conflicting stories. The young man was probably guilty, but we had to find him not guilty, as the prosecution was a farce....even to those without legal training.
    I think it must have been the prosecutors first case...
    One of the jurors was a young emotional female who lived alone and identified with the victim so much that she wanted a guilty verdict, but she was the only one voting that way.
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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    I have in a DUI case involving a Hispanic, the lack of evidence sent him home a free man. It's amazing how level headed and fair mindedness one becomes while sitting on a jury being overwhelmed from the sense of duty.

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