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    Post Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    A few years ago, I sat on my first Jury.

    One Homeless man jumped by two others, stabbed with a screw-driver and robbed of 16 dollars or so so the two homeless who robbed him could go buy some more booze. (they had all been drinking together earlier that night)

    We (the Jury) found the two- guilty of the assault and the robbery.

    Who knows what the whole ordeal cost the taxpayers.

    And after the first trial was over,... we went immediately into another trial on one of the same two who were accused.

    We later found him guilty of being a 'habitual offender' and off to prison he went.

    I'm curious as to how many others here have ever served on a Jury.
    Last edited by Chuz Life; 06-11-10 at 09:52 AM.

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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    A civil case, I was 18. Denied the plantiff ~200k in a traffic accident claim.

    I was elected jury foreman (I can't remember, is that what it is called?) and we got a certificate from the judge for being an excellent jury. I hope he doesn't give one to all his juries, because we felt pretty special.

    At one point in our deliberation I had to convince a couple jurors that we cannot award the plantiff half of what he was asking just because, as their argument went "who can be sure". Can you imagine? An 18 year old jury foreman needing to explain to middle-aged adults that the "who can be sure" method doesn't cut legal mustard.



    Bah. I returned to answer the poll and did so before I noticed that it specified "criminal". I must be tired. My bad.
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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    i have, they seemed a bit angry, but i did manage to make it out uninjured, albeit with someone's toupee stuck to my arse.
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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    I was called to be on jury duty once. I asked the judge if I could be excused after I was put on one jury, because it was a sexual assault case and I couldnt be objective about the evidence. So, I wasnt on jury duty, afterall. I had to go to the courthouse for a week everyday, in case there was another case I could be on. None came up. Around half of the cases were for sexual assault. Made me wonder just how often this happens.

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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    Never been called. I think I move around too much.

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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    I was called once, but they already had enough jurors so I didn't actually get to serve on a jury.

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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    I've been on a jury several times, I'm really not interested in doing it anymore because it's so political. Our legal system isn't really interested in getting to the factual truth, just in being expedient and plea bargaining. Therefore, I no longer take part and when I'm called, I very honestly tell them I have no confidence in the current American legal system and that always gets me excused.
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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    Yes I have even though the judge didn't want me to. He thought that since I was a student I should be in class, but after I explained to him how I wanted to be a lawyer and this would be a good learning experience he agreed. I also think the fact I told him I would not be missing any classes either helped too.

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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Yes I have even though the judge didn't want me to. He thought that since I was a student I should be in class, but after I explained to him how I wanted to be a lawyer and this would be a good learning experience he agreed. I also think the fact I told him I would not be missing any classes either helped too.
    So, are you now a lawyer?

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    Re: Have you ever sat on a Jury?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuz Life View Post
    So, are you now a lawyer?
    No not yet. I am going into my senior year in college. I have already taken the LSATs and started looking for law schools.

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