It didn’t exactly come easily, you know. Apparently most of the other potential and already seated jurors went to a sandwich shop and got something for $2 to $3. Some lawyers may not want someone close to law enforcement to sit on their jury. Running small trucking business. They did not care about my story. Some of those ways include: Using any of the tips above may very well get you excused from serving on a jury. •$100 a day commencing on the 50th day of sitting. It won’t be much, but it’s something. I feel like I am the one on trial because if I don’t show up, then I can be severely penalized. Stop whining – it’s the price of freedom. First, you’ll be notified that you’ve been summoned for jury duty. While I would love to sit on a jury, I most likely never will. I really do relate to people who have bad attitudes and try to get out of it. There is where it will remain. Indeed, I know graduate students who would have to miss classes both that they are taking and that they are teaching who were not excused. IT’s all upside down. It’s infuriating! I simply told them that I am If I had to sit on jury at a long or sequestered trial, it would mess things up considerably. Are either of those legitimate reasons for me to be unable to serve? IF ALL ELSE FAILS TELL THEM YOU ARE RAISEST!!!!!!!!!!!! Judges get lifetime appointments and are not investigated or accountable for stupid decisions. If you enjoy your freedom, take some responsibility for it. The key word there is “EVERYONE”. He told them he couldn’t make it because he didn’t have a suit to wear and he didn’t have any money to go out and buy one. Our freedom did not come from people serving on juries. Also, to the poster who said claim you never got the notice, that doesn’t work either. Interestingly, they sent a questionnaire with the summons. Don’t like my post? Later, during Prohibition, juries often nullified alcohol control laws, possibly as often as 60% of the time. I did not get excused. THE JUDICIAL S?YSTEM IS FILLED WITH PETTY SAD PEOPLE WHO DO NOT GIVE A DAMN ABOUT YOU AND WHAT IS GOING ON IN YOUR LIFE. Your employer will need to be specific as to why your job duties cannot appropriately be performed by any one else at this time. However, the broad strokes should be similar. Evidence for their reasons was never required simply because I was not required by law to request any. Some employers will still pay their employees during this time; however, legally employers do not have to pay their employees. any of your US Constitution Rights on the Summons next to your Name & any List that they I have two homes in two different states. It’s easy to be an idealist and go with easy decisions and patriotic, jingoistic attitudes. The government steals from your hard-earned wages to line their pockets in the forms of income tax, gasoline price hikes, sales tax and every other type of mandatory insurance. I work as a contractor with the local police department and most of my friends are police officers. Civic Duty? I am asking this because I sense lack of logic in your comment. No jury duty. It’s a joke. “You have the right to be a jury” it’s more like “you are forced to be a jury”. If you want to think for yourself, you should be a Democrat. 11. If others are relying on your presence, explain that as well. My point: I have delicately explained this to the court clerk and asked to be taken out of the rotation for 3 more years.