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Old 07-16-2008, 09:03 AM   #1
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How To Get Out Of Jury Duty

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Faced with the prospect of serving as a juror and upset that County Judge R. James McCune Jr. denied her request for dismissal, the 23-year-old insulted the presiding judge by calling him a two-syllable curse word—a crude term referring to the anus — within earshot of several of the other 178 potential jurors seated in the Jury Assembly Room.
I bet this works every time.
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Old 07-16-2008, 09:04 AM   #2
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Sorry, didn't read the article, just read the excerpt. Guess I am a good legal adviser... 8)
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"I didn’t know I would go to jail for freedom of speech.”




Almost brought tears to my eyes I was laughing so hard..
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"Finding no urgency in her situation, McCune denied her request for dismissal and ordered her to take a seat with the rest of the jury pool.
That did not deter Muller, who re-entered the line and this time, threw in the claim that she was “a racist,” in efforts to cast herself as someone unable to be a fair and impartial juror.
“I just didn’t want to do jury duty. That’s the best excuse there was,” Muller said later."


At ripe old age of 23, she sure deserves a few days of the jail's hospitality.

Perhaps she needs to find a new method on how to make friends and influence people.
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Judge, I am a busy man, short on time and Jury Duty is costing me money. So with that said let's get moving and bring the guilty party into court, give them a fair trial and hang them. :-)
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"After having been arrested several times, I've come to the conclusion that the police and prosecutors are a bunch of liars and scumbags who will do anything to convict the first person they come across in the pursuit of a suspect.

But I'll try to keep an open mind."

See if you get that last sentence all the way out before the prosecutor asks that you be excused.

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Before being questioned by the defense and prosecuting attorneys, the judge asked the group of prospective jurors if there was any reason they could not serve if selected. One guy raised his hand and said, "I dropped my mom off at the grocery store this morning and have to go back to pick her up."
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I got out of jury duty once by saying that everything I had read about the case had already convinced me he was guilty, but if they still needed me, I would be willing to serve.......

I was excused 3 minutes later..........
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On her charge, Muller could have faced up to six months in prison and a $500 court fine.


She got off light....


The problem is that different jurisdictions have different rules.... here, everybody sits through voir dire (sp?) and THEN they make their pick... so even if you say the worst thing possible... you get to sit your butt down and wait...

As for your sentence CFB... there was this lady who said something along that line about 15 times during one panel I was on.... they then started to ask 'does anybody except juror XX have an issue with this?'....
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I always get excused challenged off jury duty. Defense lawyers do not like retired army officers. I wonder why?
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I always get excused challenged off jury duty. Defense lawyers do not like retired army officers. I wonder why?
Probably because you're one of those cantankerous old fogies who expects people to accept responsibility for their foolishness.
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I saw one guy get tossed in 2 seconds for declaring that he'd never find anyone guilty unless there was full DNA evidence of everything.
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I normally don't get past the questionnaire they send out.
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Just say "Kill 'em all! Let God sort 'em out!"
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My buddy got off (years ago) just by wearing a Steal Your Face t-shirt under his nice white shirt and tie. Never said a word.

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I go along with the old fogies and taking responsibility for your actions line to get you off jury duty. I guess I am an old fogie and I think you should take responsibility for what you do. I think a defense attorney would want a jury that had a few DUI's, some drug interactions, and a few bleeding hearts just out of college thrown in...
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Silly me, I just answer the questions honestly and serve if they ask me to.
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Yea, the 2 week trial that I was on was very interesting. A 3 way law suit. It did feel good to 'serve' and do my part.

It was country club hours compared to my real job. The best part, my real job still paid me and I got a little bit of money for being a juror too!
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Silly me, I just answer the questions honestly and serve if they ask me to.
Silly you probably never gets called to the courtroom with the usually non-functional air conditioning while its 110 out. I'm betting that silly you's wife also didnt work 12 hour night shifts at the hospital while the two of you had a 12 month old, which made even the 8 hour jury selection process a major horror show.

Oh and the last trial they tried to select me for was an expected 5-6 week one. Silly you probably got a 2 hour 'lets make a deal' selection, right?
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Silly me, I just answer the questions honestly and serve if they ask me to.
They don't like cops on the jury. It keeps me off the jury.
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