Has anyone ever gone to jail for skipping jury duty?
I went couple times but I was so bored spending an entire week doing nothing but wait in a room that I no longer go when I get notices.
I ignored the last notice and now received a postcard saying I'll be fined if I don't report. So is this serious or just bluffing?
- perfectlybakedLv 711 months ago
I don't know anyone personally, but I'll bet they do occasionally set an example.
It doesn't take much effort to make a request for excusal and see what the municipality says.
If they are stringent on the obligation at least you get paid.
- fatboysdaddyLv 711 months ago
Know of several that skipped jury duty and when they tried to renew their drivers license they were not able to do so. They had to go to court to pay a hefty fine and then were able to get their license.
- 11 months ago
i've heard that you can, at least be locked up for a few days for it, that or fined....or both
- audreyLv 711 months ago
Serious as a heart attack. Courts take jury duty very seriously.
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- jeffrey fLv 711 months ago
Yes, it happens more often than you think. Jury duty is something you must not shirk.
- PearlLv 711 months ago
theyre serious, ive gotten those notices but never got one to show up in court
- 11 months ago
Yes. Mostly people who told the judge something akin to what you said here.
- Bubba RayLv 711 months ago
No bluff. The judges don't fool around. Just report, sit there, you'll probably be dismissed. But if you do make it to the selection process, you can have some real fun there with the lawyers. I got a "What?" after I kept staring at the tie of the lawyer that was questioning me.
- joeLv 611 months ago
It is serious, if you don't believe it, just keep ignoring the notices.
- Anonymous11 months ago
I'm sure, somewhere ...................................................