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Old 07-06-2011, 08:57 AM
 
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Yesterday I received my second jury summons, first was I guess in October. The one in October I never received the only way I knew about it is because I got another summons. Back in November I called the courts and told them I never received the first summons and explained that I was a stay at home mom to two little kids one of which Im breastfeeding. The said they were going to send me another request and to fill it out and send it back. I never got that request so I have called them many times so they would send it to me and still haven't gotten it. Now I got a summons to and it says Im not eligible for an excuse! Im about to call them. I was excused because of my kids and breastfeeding but now Im not? Any advice
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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Have your pediatrician sign the summons off for a medical exemption.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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The court has the "burden of proof" that you even received the summons, your phone call to them is a receipt.

They say jury duty is for people too stupid to get out of it.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:45 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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They say jury duty is for people too stupid to get out of it.
not in LA county. when i lived in orange and riverside counties i got out of jury duty every time, but LA county is hardcore. last time i went to jury duty the judge didn't dismiss anybody because of their excuses, not even college students who were home temporarily from school. everyone was expected to perform their 'civic duty'.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:01 PM
 
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I just got summoned today. very upset. first time since 2006. It's a terrible injustice.
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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,,,, but LA county is hardcore. last time i went to jury duty the judge didn't dismiss anybody because of their excuses,,,,
See, you gave them receipt of the summons by appearing.


Never served jury duty myself. Never been summoned, not once.

The one time I did respond was when the court in Monterey summoned me after I had worked there for two years, this was in 2000. I called up and asked about the hotel they would have house me in. They said huh, I told them I merely had a PO box as I was working out of town and Carmel does not deliver mail to homes. The clerk and I both had a laugh, said I was excused.
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
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One of the downsides of living in LA IMO.

-They are hardcore. I remember a guy years ago, maybe 2001 or 2002, I was selected, and another potential juror was starting a business. The judge looks at you like some kind of robot, lol..."of course you can serve". Doesn't seem to matter what you're in the middle of. I think you could be in the middle of accepting a nobel peace prize or curing famine...but still, got to go.

-I dont like that you can be assigned *anywhere* in LA, its crazy. Esp in this traffic? Are they thinking?? They seem to have no inkling of convenience. I feel like they treat you as if you're on a conveyor belt. And you wonder why people want to get out?

-If they were smart, they'd pre qualify you on the internet. Save a whole lot of time and hassle. But they aren't that efficient. Its like dealing with a gigantic DMV.

Not fun!
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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Go the first day and if you're interviewed to be a potential juror, tell the judge that you believe the defendant to be guilty because the police never make mistakes.

The defense attorney will ask that you be excused.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I went in 2009 but was only there one day and 6 weeks later as I was moving I got another one! I just left in my mailbox. Now I am flying as far below the radar as I can, I am too impoverished to deal with this bull****.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:51 AM
 
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Go the first day and if you're interviewed to be a potential juror, tell the judge that you believe the defendant to be guilty because the police never make mistakes.

The defense attorney will ask that you be excused.

Nope. The judge will simply reassign you to the Civil Court.
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