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Late for jury duty? Cmon -----
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deadcarp    Posted 08-03-2004 at 09:48:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got a jury duty questionnaire in the mail, filled it out and mailed it back. My not reading the fine print, in the meantime it was determined that i returned it late and a sheriff's deputy delivered me a warrant. (Nice guy, i borrowed his hunting knife last fall)

The big gal in the robe asked me about my failure to promptly respond, and i told her apparently it was mailed early in the month and i got the mail late. I get bills and checks once a month, so i pick up the mail and burn the junk mail once a month - what could be simpler? She couldn't think of a law that says how often one has to do that so she let me go home. With a warning. I half wish she'd have made it an order, then i could challenge it. Instead of whittling away at our freedoms, don't these arrogant patoots have trials to conduct or something? Told her i'd have bought her a coffee if i thought she could fit in a dam booth. (That handing-out orders business must not take many calories. She's more crippled up than me and half my age. :)




DigitalMat    Posted 08-03-2004 at 22:06:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
My wife has been called for jury duty 4 or 5 times, and I have not been called even once. Must be a shortage of women in the pool............


Alias    Posted 08-03-2004 at 10:55:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
DC,

Once upon a time, I received such a notice.

I wrote back and thanked them for considering me for such an important part in the Judicial process. I went on to say that I would be glad to serve but I have "Sleep Apnia", and that I might fall asleep during a trial. Also, I said, I have the uncanny ability to look at someone and immediately know whether or not they are guilty.

That was many years ago and I have not received another notice. ........gfp


steve19438    Posted 08-04-2004 at 05:06:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i hope your not actually proud of your actions! a true american???


jhill    Posted 08-03-2004 at 15:58:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't think that sleep apneia would get you off here. The last time I served on a jury the judge fell asleep during the trial. The recorder had to go up and touch him on the leg to wake him. Unfortunately he is known for doing that. He also has to hear all the drunk driving cases. He served his dwil sentence in another county on weekends so he could stay on the bench. Kinda pisses you off.


OH Boy    Posted 08-03-2004 at 10:04:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Uhhhhh, your honor, thats what CERTIFIED MAIL is for, when you need to know when the recipient got your very important letter. Duhhhhhh.

And she hauled you into court based on an assumption that you had 'temporarily ignored' the letter.

Don't it make you mad, some of these guys forget that they work for us, not the other way around.


Salmoneye    Posted 08-03-2004 at 10:04:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
I did 18 months (one day a week) on a Federal Grand Jury from late 89 into early 91...I have not seen any sign from any court systems since...

I am hoping that they have me down in the 'Done His Time Dutifully' file...

But I aint bankin' on it...



big fred    Posted 08-03-2004 at 13:07:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Only time I've even come close to a courtroom was back in about 92 I was subpoenaed to be a witness for the prosecution in an arson trial. I went in and talked to the prosecutor, but the arsonist (a heck of a nice feller, by the way, even though he was guilty as sin) plea-bargained to 2nd degree arson, so it didn't go to trial.


JB    Posted 08-03-2004 at 12:27:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
You know, I also did Grand-jury duty in the mid 90s. Was called regularly, until the Grand-jury duty, but have never been called up again. Hmmm! BUT THAT'S OKAY!


Les    Posted 08-03-2004 at 12:25:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got called for jury duty back in '80. Served on 2 cases. I enjoyed it. Wish they'd call me again.


Old John    Posted 08-03-2004 at 14:45:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Hi Y'All,

I got called, back in '79 and had to sit on a regular Panel of the Petit Jury, every other Tuesday for 3 months.
I got to serve on 6 Trials, one every other week.
I got picked as Jury Foreman, on each of 6 Trials.
We ended up with 6 "Guilty verdicts".
One young man of color, was already under a 60 year sentence. He escaped and did a few more felonies. I got to sit on his jury. When we were done, he ended up with a total of 144 years. Of course, in Indiana, he will only have to serve 1/2 of that.
They called me in later, for a hearing, to see if we acted properly. His sentence stood up.

Funny thing though. I have been called 6 times, since all that, for jury-duty. I like to serve on a jury. It's interesting and a civic duty.
The defense attorneys always throw me out though.
Probably never get to do that again, make the streets safer.
Ah well, we do what we can.
'Til Later,
Old John



Clod    Posted 08-03-2004 at 10:49:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
i may have a jury duty letter in the mail.the nice postmaster has not called me yet.it has only been a week though.


SusieQ    Posted 08-03-2004 at 17:36:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Will probably never get called, as one of my firm answers would be....I belive in capital punishment, and when is the death penalty coming back?


Clod    Posted 08-03-2004 at 18:39:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think I would say.Wait let me find a gun,I'll just shoot that skallywag and be done with him.


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