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Old 07-02-2018, 01:30 PM
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Death Metal shirt and jeans or a "I heart Jury Nullification" shirt.


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Is she trying to be chosen or dismissed?
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Overdressed or underdressed decreases your odds of being picked. A MAGA shirt is a great way of being rejected by one side or the other.
Interesting thought! Gotta remember that if ever I am called...

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If your wife was called for jury duty, why are asking what you should wear?
The topic of attire for men/women came up, hence my query. You never know when you'll get called.

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I just recently had jury duty in Mecklenburg County and I did see a few people in jeans. I think dark jeans with a polo-type shirt would be o.k. for men. Probably would not wear a plain t-shirt.

Luckily for me I didn't get chosen for jury duty.
Lucky indeed !

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I think you can pretty much wear anything you want but I wouldn't go in looking like you just crawled out from under a bus stop bench. When I went, it was khaki pants, collared shirt and black shoes. I wasn't worried about getting picked or dismissed. I was there to do my civic duty. I certainly wouldn't want to be on a 2-week trial or anything like that.
Thanks Spanky's...that makes sense.

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I don't know what things are like in your part of NC, but here's what I can tell you about jury duty attire.

I live in Baltimore and have served jury duty more times than I can keep track of. In court here, as long as what you're wearing is clean, untorn, not a uniform, and doesn't have any possibly offending text or graphics, you're OK.
Thanks P47!

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When I did jury duty in Orange Co about 10 yrs ago in the summer it was pretty loose. Lots of shorts and t-shirts. It was hot!
Last time I served was in NY, but like Orange Co., there was a variety of attire.

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Jury duty is about examining the facts and coming to a logical conclusion in each case. and it is deliberately organized to bring together people from all walks of life; the last thing to be concerned about is what someone else might "think" about your appearance.
It's silly to think that my query was motivated by image consciousness.

This is the South.

I remember a poster recollecting his experience in a small NC town a couple of years ago; apparently he was ticked for speeding excessively, and had to show up personally in court.

The judge would not allow him to appear in casual attire.

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Old 07-07-2018, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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I remember a poster recollecting his experience in a small NC town a couple of years ago; apparently he was ticked for speeding excessively, and had to show up personally in court.

The judge would not allow him to appear in casual attire.
I think that was different, though, since he was the defendant. The defendant in my case was a real scumbag, but he was still in a suit and tie.

I don't remember what the other jurors wore, but I had to leave early from a planned vacation in Boone and stopped by Target in Greensboro on the way and bought some linen slacks for about $15 and a nice v-neck t-shirt with a tree on it. I was dressed nicer than 90% of the people in the jury pool. It was around the week of July 4th and it was _very_ hot. There were LOTS of people in cargo shorts and any ol' t-shirts and they did not get reprimanded or looked at funny.

I did get seated on the jury and it was an interesting experience. I'm glad I did it. I'm also glad it was just a possession of stolen property case and not a murder case or something heinous like that. We found that the defendant in the case was guilty of possession of stolen property and after the trial they told us that he had been tried in Durham County for the burglary, but we weren't allowed to know that during the case. He was arrested in Orange County with the stolen property (a car) and we were to determine if he knew it was stolen and knew what was in it.

This was in Hillsborough, which is the county seat of Orange County (Chapel Hill is not), so also a small NC town.
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