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Mt. Shasta, from I-5 as we drove north to Oregon, April 2017

Monday, August 27, 2012

Duty Calls

Last week was fun.  This week ... Not so much.

I have Jury duty, and have been selected for a jury trial that is expected to last several days.

I hope this is the last time I will have to do this.  

Do full timers with a South Dakota residence get called? What do they do if they are on the other side of the country?





10 comments:

  1. When I lived in IL and was summoned during my busy tax season at my office, I was able to call and get rescheduled. I would think the same is possible if you call and tell them that you are out of state.

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  2. I've gotten a notice a couple of times. Filled out the form then added a note at the bottom that I was a full-time RVer and had no plans to be in SD that year. Each time I've gotten an exception back.

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  3. We've heard you just contact them and explain your situation and they drop you as a juror. So "they" say...(read on forums many times)

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  4. In six years, I've never gotten the 'call' from South Dakota.

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  5. It may be that a state composed mainly of people wandering around the rest of the country, has less need for juries than other states?

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  6. I was excused last Nov since that is the busiest time of year for me at work. I had to report in April though and thought I had made it to a jury. I was the first potential juror called to be interviewed and made it for 7 long hours, while they asked each new potential the same questions. At 3:45 I was excused. I was disappointed because i would have enjoyed sitting on that jury. As for a full-timer being called, I don't know if they would expect you to return for duty.

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  7. Something I never looked forward to. Riverside County, CA. called us like annual clock work, think they got it off the property tax rolls. Not going to miss it.

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  8. After a career in law enforcement, I'd love to sit on a jury for a change and watch lawyers grill somebody else instead of me for a change. ;c)

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  9. Ugh, sorry about that. I was called in, went & they would not let me off. I had my own business then, but in Texas, that doesn't matter. I really worried about it as I was being selected for a BIG case in Galveston concerning the Moody family! I was really dreading it, but after a few misses here & there on their part, it was cancelled. Whew!

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  10. Interesting Dilemma. Couldn't they tell the government that they aren't within state at the time? They can't force people to travel back for jury duty can they? hmmm.

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