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Old 10-01-2008, 10:03 PM
 
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hey guys i have a question i just received a notice today about being a juror for the end of the month but i was just wondering how long most of these trials if i get chosen usually last i have medical procedure i am getting done out of the country at the end of november and am pretty much set up my leave of absence with my job for that time while i have the procedure and rehab do you guys think it should last more than 4 days. i just don't want to have to reschedule everything after i already booked everything.
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Old 10-01-2008, 10:06 PM
 
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actually petit jurors olny go in for 1-3 days depending on what they have you down for(its probably listed on the form) if you get picked on day 1, you will only be there for however long it takes--but not more than 3 days. once the 3 days are done, you are done....
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Old 10-02-2008, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Wilmington Delaware
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These things could vary somewhat from state to state but findinghope is correct. In some states people are entitled to jury trials for traffic offenses and misdemeanors. Petit jury is the most favorable duty to get assigned, some trials only last a few hours, for the big trials they give everyone a chance to explain why they cannot be tied up for several weeks. There is always a group of people who want to be on these juries and who do not ask to speak to the judge.
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:11 AM
 
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You can use your medical condition/procedure as a reason to be excused if it falls around the same date/time.
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Randolph, NJ
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hey guys i have a question i just received a notice today about being a juror for the end of the month but i was just wondering how long most of these trials if i get chosen usually last i have medical procedure i am getting done out of the country at the end of november and am pretty much set up my leave of absence with my job for that time while i have the procedure and rehab do you guys think it should last more than 4 days. i just don't want to have to reschedule everything after i already booked everything.
There is NO way to tell how long the jury service could last. Depending on your county, you're probably only in the jury pool for a few days. But if you get selected for a trial, it could be a minor civil case lasting half a day, or it could be a more complicated civil or criminal case that lasts for multiple weeks.

However, I have found that courts are understanding for legitimate reasons for not serving. Just have your stroy ready (with paperwork support if possible) and you'll get excused from serving if it would interfere with the trial.
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:46 AM
 
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i spoke with the juror managment office today and they advised me to go to the jury duty and if i get chosen to just bring the paper stating i won't be here and they will be understanding of the situation.
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