09-18-08, 09:03 PM #1
can I unregister myself to vote.
apparently if you register to vote you are more likely to get called in for jury duty.
every fucking year since I have been 18 I have been called for jury duty.
the pay for jury duty sucks too, and its a 50 minute drive from my house ><
anyone know how I can get out of this... im thinking of wearing a shirt that says "guilty"
09-18-08, 09:57 PM #2
I have been called to Jury duty, and Defence Attorneys love to have me on the Jury, so do the Prosecuting Attorneys.
As , I have been told, they like the fact that I am absolutly impartial.
A bad reputation to have if you don't want to be on a Jury.
09-18-08, 10:11 PM #3
No once they know your name it's too late. They can even track you through library cards and your driver's license. I guess if you move around a lot you can get out of it. I get out of mine because they still think I live at my parents' house.
09-19-08, 01:59 AM #4
09-19-08, 02:05 AM #5
09-19-08, 02:26 AM #6
I skipped it everytime... but I have a feeling one of these times I'm not going to get so lucky. ><
I'm a full time student, and I'm currently broke. I will be willing to perform my civic duty when I'm 70 and retired.
09-19-08, 03:18 AM #7
I enjoyed jury duty, and I felt a sense of pride in performing my civic duty.
09-19-08, 03:35 AM #8
I've never been called. In Arizona everyone's assumed guilty. Every case results in a plea bargain here. So it seems anyways.
09-19-08, 06:51 AM #9
I'm pissed. I've registered in every state I've lived in and have voted for somebody in every election since I turned 18 and I've never been on a goddamned jury. I've always wanted to. My dad gets selected for Jury duty at least once every five years. This totally sucks.
09-19-08, 07:18 AM #10
enjoyed it. I was on a grand jury and got to see how cops and prosecutors sometimes twist the facts to push their agenda.
also, how government agencies fail to work together (even in a little country jurisdiction).
For instance,we had to tell the police that one guy they were searching and searching for was ALREADY IN THEIR JAIL.
I'm not sure we had the right to do that but when the whole jury starts laughing you have to explain yourselves.
09-19-08, 07:57 AM #11
09-19-08, 08:06 AM #12
Many states use the drivers licences to get jury members not your voters registration.
09-19-08, 10:29 PM #13
09-19-08, 10:38 PM #14
I will not feel a sense of pride, but I will definitely enjoy my jury duty. It's for all residents, right? Not just citizens? I love watching Law & Order, my little fairy tale world tells me it's gonna be just like that
09-19-08, 10:41 PM #15
Nothing at all like that.
In some ways, though - even better.
I was the jury foreman.
I was the one dissenting opinion and I convinced the others to come around to my way of thinking - like you see in the movies, but it wouldn;t have been fun to watch, just fin to be in.
09-19-08, 11:06 PM #16
09-19-08, 11:11 PM #17
Next to nothing.
I think I got $11 a day, maybe?
Basically, enough to pay for public transportation and a brown bag for lunch.
09-20-08, 03:42 AM #18
If they at least paid me a decent amount of money I would consider going. I have read horror stories about people who have been forced to attend jury duty for months - aint risking it.
09-20-08, 07:51 AM #19
chris: "anyone know how I can get out of this... im thinking of wearing a shirt that says "guilty"...
I will be willing to perform my civic duty when I'm 70 and retired.
...Civic duty, I pay my taxes, all the money goes to shit I don't give a crap about.
If they at least paid me a decent amount of money I would consider going."
You're obviously a civic child. Grow up.
09-20-08, 06:09 PM #20
Less than half the poeple vote in local elections - and just a hair over half vote in national elections.
As far as I am concerned, in a democratic system, less than half voting is a vote for dictatorship.
People want quality roads, safe streets and a slid civic infrastructure, but do all they can to avoid paying taxes.
People want a fair trial, but most people do whatever they can to get out of jury duty.
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