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Old 11-10-2008, 11:05 PM   #26
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Default What happens if I fail to respond to a jury summon in CA?

I don't know anyone who's ever been arrested for skipping jury duty.
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:11 PM   #27
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:31 AM   #28
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The don't do anything at all.


I was in Santa Barbara going to school, and I had a language class that met every weekday. I got a summons and I called to explain that if I missed the class, there was no way to make it up. The lady on the phone said to me, "being a student doesn't exempt you from jury duty." I pointed out to her that it was easy for her to say because she wasn't the one who was the student.

She offered to put off my jury duty until spring break, but I had already bought a plane ticket to leave the country. I offered to go during the summer but the lady on the phone said they couldn't schedule more than 90 days into the future.

We were at a stand-off and the lady said to me, "You can either come now or you can come during your spring break. Those are your two choices." I pointed out to her that that wasn't true; I could just not come at all. She told me that it was a misdemeanor or something if I didn't show up. I told her to come get me and I hung up.

Clearly, they knew where I lived and I was there for another two years. No one ever came. I'm a freaking fugitive!! :Q
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:47 AM   #29
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If it's not certified mail, you didn't receive it
They don't care about arresting you either. They'll mail you another one if you don't respond to the 1st one. If you don't respond to the 2nd summon, they'll send out the police to arrest your ass.

1st you have assholes who don't vote 'cause the issues don't affect them, then you have assholes who don't respond to jury summon 'cause it takes up their time. Maybe 911 dispatch should tell you to fuck off when you have an emergency. :roll:
Oh, I go. I just get thrown out very quickly when I start talking about jury nullification. The system is not designed to get smart and reasonable people on the jury, it's designed to take people who are easily molded by attorneys.
Well the system is designed to get random people on the jury. Can't do much if your average random person isn't the brightest.
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:51 AM   #30
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my brother got a summons twice and ignored it twice (he was in asia both times) and nothing happened. I got mine and reported and basically spent a day in a waiting room before being questioned and released. While it is technically illegal and you're running the risk of getting fined for it, they don't seem to bother with trying to enforce every summons. My guess is that if they need 150 jurors for Weds, they'll send out 300 summons and assume half won't even show up.
That being said, I thought it was a great experience to see our legal process at work and you are doing your civic duty. . . . one day is not a lot to ask. Obviously, if you get selected, that is a totally different story but if you're selected, you get paid time off from work and you get a per diem of approximaly 10 bucks a day if i'm not mistaken.
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:50 AM   #31
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Wow, I never realized your civic duty was so hard to actually do.

In CA you call a number between certain hours to find out if you have to come in that day or the next. I never had to go in once.
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:53 AM   #32
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Default What happens if I fail to respond to a jury summon in CA?

happened to my daughter after we moved from the Ft. Worth, TX area to Kansas City, Mo area. she could not go, no longer lived there and all she did was to contact them and that was that.
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:59 AM   #33
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Default What happens if I fail to respond to a jury summon in CA?

I suppose it depends on the presiding judge.

I live in GA, and have been summoned many times (probably 7-8 now). There was one judge who was apparently in a bad mood and he directed the Clerk of Courts to issue bench warrants for everyone that didn't show up. However, these were people who had filled out the interrogatory but didn't actually show up for court. If you didn't fill out the interrogatory, my guess is that they'll just send you another one within the next year.
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:01 AM   #34
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:26 AM   #35
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Wow, I never realized your civic duty was so hard to actually do.

In CA you call a number between certain hours to find out if you have to come in that day or the next. I never had to go in once.
In Illinois, I had to go in and there I was assigned a number and filled out preliminary paperwork. After that, a few of us were told to report to courtrooms for selection and the rest were let go for the day. Each night we had to call in to see if we needed to report the following day, and so on for the rest of the week until we were told explicitly not to. I got assigned to a trial on the first day and it lasted two and a half days. I found the whole experience to be very rewarding and I think people should go through it to have an appreciation for the system that we have.
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:20 AM   #36
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If it's not certified mail, you didn't receive it
They don't care about arresting you either. They'll mail you another one if you don't respond to the 1st one. If you don't respond to the 2nd summon, they'll send out the police to arrest your ass.

1st you have assholes who don't vote 'cause the issues don't affect them, then you have assholes who don't respond to jury summon 'cause it takes up their time. Maybe 911 dispatch should tell you to fuck off when you have an emergency. :roll:
I agree.

Oh, and OP is a douchebag, as are most of the people in this thread.

That is all.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:30 AM   #37
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Is it because of work? because your work is legally required to continue your pay while you're on the jury. if its a disability, they encourage everyone with disabilities to go. you can also call and reschedule if you want. i did it last year.

if you find a way to totally get out of it let me know! or do what homer simpsons said and say you're prejudice against all races
No, your workplace is NOT required to continue to pay you while you're on jury duty. Some places will do it to help encourage people to do their civic duty and not lose pay for that time, other places have it in negotiated in a union contract, but (at least in Kahleeforneeya) your employer is NOT required to pay you.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:42 AM   #38
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The don't do anything at all.


I was in Santa Barbara going to school, and I had a language class that met every weekday. I got a summons and I called to explain that if I missed the class, there was no way to make it up. The lady on the phone said to me, "being a student doesn't exempt you from jury duty." I pointed out to her that it was easy for her to say because she wasn't the one who was the student.

She offered to put off my jury duty until spring break, but I had already bought a plane ticket to leave the country. I offered to go during the summer but the lady on the phone said they couldn't schedule more than 90 days into the future.

We were at a stand-off and the lady said to me, "You can either come now or you can come during your spring break. Those are your two choices." I pointed out to her that that wasn't true; I could just not come at all. She told me that it was a misdemeanor or something if I didn't show up. I told her to come get me and I hung up.

Clearly, they knew where I lived and I was there for another two years. No one ever came. I'm a freaking fugitive!! :Q
Did you sleep well after you hung up? Not suggesting you should feel bad for skipping jury duty, more concerned about how paranoid you were of someone actually coming to knock on your door.

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I got summoned. I'm up this Weds. but I'm not going to be able to physically show up. Didn't return the summon form either.

As I understand it, when I don't show up they will send me a notice. Then if I have a good excuse they will let me off the hook?
Call them and reschedule.
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LOL. Please. You think they're going to spend the time and money to send a sheriff after you?
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:38 AM   #42
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They very likely will not send someone out to get you but they can put a warrant on you. If you get pulled over for any driving violation that's when they'll get you. Doubt they'll arrest you but probably write you a ticket that requires you to show up in court.
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They'll quietly put out the word that you were the main opposing organizer that helped to defeat Prop 8. You'll have all sorts of new friends in no time!!
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Is it just me or is my county one of the few that utilize the Internet? We can either call in or go online to see the previous evening whether we have to go in or not tomorrow. Then again, we ARE Silicon Valley.
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:34 AM   #45
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If it's not certified mail, you didn't receive it
They don't care about arresting you either. They'll mail you another one if you don't respond to the 1st one. If you don't respond to the 2nd summon, they'll send out the police to arrest your ass.

1st you have assholes who don't vote 'cause the issues don't affect them, then you have assholes who don't respond to jury summon 'cause it takes up their time. Maybe 911 dispatch should tell you to fuck off when you have an emergency. :roll:
since they get paid to do that job, they would be failing at that and probably get fired if done too many times. as a voter/ jury member, im not being paid. well, i guess jury duty pays, just not very well. pull the head out of your rectal region and realize the difference.
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:41 AM   #46
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Is it just me or is my county one of the few that utilize the Internet? We can either call in or go online to see the previous evening whether we have to go in or not tomorrow. Then again, we ARE Silicon Valley.
Despite having more money, Orange County does not have any internet conveniences. Traffic school must be done at a courthouse, and you have to call in for jury duty.
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:42 AM   #47
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I never once got a jury summons, for like the 10 years that I was eligible. I registered to vote on my 18th birthday, voted in each election since then, nothing. I guess there just aren't many worthwhile trials in Vermont. Now I live in Canada so I'll probably never get one, since I'm not a citizen.
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I've always ignored them, nothing has ever really happened.

I would never get picked for a jury anyway.
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http://www.santamariatimes.com.../07/18/news/news02.txt

Superior Court finds, fines citizens who ignore jury service
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