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Old 07-15-2013, 07:47 PM   #1
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Default I've been selected to serve on a jury...

Has this happened to anyone before? Personally I don't wanna do it but I have too... Wat can I expect? I don't really know jack shit bout it... I took a business law class this past semester n it covered jus the basics. This is jus gonna be a waste of my time.

Hopefully they don't pick me to be one of 6 jurors deciding a case n shit
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:55 PM   #2
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Default Re: I've been selected to serve on a jury...

they pick me often for some reason. they have u call a number the night before and luckily i wasn't chosen the last 2 times. they just sent me a letter, but i told them i work a seasonal job and to hit me up later in the year. it worked, hopefully they forget about me for the next 4 years.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:55 PM   #3
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Default Re: I've been selected to serve on a jury...

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Has this happened to anyone before? Personally I don't wanna do it but I have too... Wat can I expect? I don't really know jack shit bout it... I took a business law class this past semester n it covered jus the basics. This is jus gonna be a waste of my time.

Hopefully they don't pick me to be one of 6 jurors deciding a case n shit

Go in there and demonstrate a severe bias. they wont pick you.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:00 PM   #4
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Default Re: I've been selected to serve on a jury...

I've been selected a couple of times, but luckily I was still attending college so I was excused. You're just gonna have to go and most likely you won't get picked anyway.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:06 PM   #5
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Default Re: I've been selected to serve on a jury...

There are several points where you can be "weeded out" of the final jury, so I wouldn't say you have been selected to serve on a jury just yet.

First, as one poster mentioned, in my state there was a number you call the night before just to confirm if you're still supposed to show up. If not, then you're good to continue on with the rest of your life.

Then, the day of, I believe like 60-70% of the people who do show up are simply asked to just wait in a room for a few hours before being sent home. Only 20-30% of the people in the room I was in were asked to stay, I assume to be asked questions on whether they would be fit to serve on a jury. I was part of the 60-70% so I'm not sure exactly how many other exact rounds of cuts there are, but like someone else said, if you show extreme bias, they won't pick you.

I believe I read somewhere that both the prosecution and the defense have to agree to allow a person to be a jurer. So if you answer a simple question with "I hate all (insert race) people, and I believe they are guilty on site" or even some minor euphemism on that, there's no way you'll get picked unless they know you are trolling. In which case they would still probably not pick you.

Good luck, and enjoy the per diem (if they do comp you for a meal).
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:10 PM   #6
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Just say it's against your religion to judge
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:11 PM   #7
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Default Re: I've been selected to serve on a jury...

If you want to be safe just go in there and say "Women in the workforce is a travesty. They all belong in the kitchen. Dirty whores use abortion as birth control."

Being a sexist is no big deal, and you wont get chosen.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:59 PM   #8
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if you are black just drop the word ''n1gga'' a few times. and say you are there to represent the black community
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:28 PM   #9
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I was the foreman of a jury once. It was a pretty interesting experience.

Civil trial involving a negligent landlord. Clear and obvious case of neglect, bu somehow a woman who was a landlord got on the jury and she held doubts that were, let's say extra-reasonable about why the building collapsed. Took a while to get 5 of 6 to vote for guilt. Once we got that, she did agree on on the second charge of neglect. The plaintiffs called a NYC civil engineer on a Friday and due to a scheduling conflict, the defense didn't call their guy until Monday. He was flown in from South Dakota and was obviously a rent-a-scientist whose made his living as a defense witness for hire. His job it was to spout a bunch of mumbo-jumbo to confuse the jury and it almost worked. By Monday every juror but me had forgotten all the science from the prosecution. Seriously, this guy was an obvious fraud. If what he was saying wasn't anything close to true half the buildings in NYC would have fallen down by now. Luckily for the plaintiffs I remembered such advanced physics as the existence of gravity. I was kind of shocked the lawyer didn't expose him on this.

Once we found the guy guilty, he immediately settled the case. He didn't want the jury to rule for damages.

Afterwards we found out the landlord had a history of these types of cases and also the lawyer who tried the case was a "trial guy" who was called in at the last minute. Crazy system.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:37 PM   #10
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Go in there and demonstrate a severe bias. they wont pick you.

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Old 07-15-2013, 09:46 PM   #11
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Like others have said, demonstrate bias. Just tell them you dont consider eyewitness testimony to be evidence enough to convict someone of a crime.

Done.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:17 PM   #12
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Oh lawd are you white? You automatic racist ya heard!
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:42 PM   #13
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I was recently selected to serve in a jury. I don't want to do it either but I can share my experiences as I hadn't have one yet.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:07 AM   #14
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Default Re: I've been selected to serve on a jury...

Just be all conservative and you'll be out in no time.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:58 AM   #15
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if you are black just drop the word ''n1gga'' a few times. and say you are there to represent the black community


This was f.ucken funny man.
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