What's new

Jury Duty

derek

An OG with low post count
Rating - 100%
2   0   0
Joined
Dec 9, 2004
Messages
1,705
Location
CT
I must go Friday, I have never been yet and I'm not looking forward to this.

So I have compiled a list of the following reading material to bring:

The Cigar Enthusiast
The Cigar Book
Latest issue of Cigar Aficionado

Hopefully that will take care of my time if I don't get selected for a trial.
 

David

<b>Co-founder</b>
Staff member
DONOR
Rating - 100%
135   0   0
Joined
Dec 6, 2004
Messages
8,317
Location
Virginia
You are supposed to tell them in the initial screening that you think all criminals, regardless of the crime, should fry to weed out the gene pool. They will send you back home at that point.
 
Rating - 100%
3   0   0
Joined
Dec 14, 2004
Messages
172
Location
Barely above the waterline.
If the trial is for a DUI, tell them that you drink a six-pack every night after work.

Guaranteed you'll be dismissed.

This works for virtually any genre.

If it's a shoplifter... tell them about when you....... :twisted:

You get the idea..... :D

If it's for tax fraud...... :-#
---------------

RiverRat (who's been there.)
 

1f1fan

Toast!
Rating - 100%
22   0   0
Joined
Dec 12, 2004
Messages
389
N2Advnture said:
Drink before you go....
:smt082

Newt said:
I usually just hang my thing out :twisted:
:smt043 :smt043 :smt043


Or you can do this........ :smt069


OR bring your laptop and start watching porn with the volume WAY UP!!

A little S&amp;M maybe :smt079
 

smokinafuente

This space for rent.
Rating - 100%
3   0   0
Joined
Dec 12, 2004
Messages
1,635
Location
Martinsburg, WV ...Home of the Martinsburg Mafia.
It's not that bad. I did it for the first time over the summer and it was really interesting. The local smoke shop was only a block or two from the court house so on our hour lunch brakes, I could sneak out the back door to avoid the press (it was a murder trial were the victim was stabbed 23 times before she was strangled) and have a smoke.
 
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
Joined
Dec 16, 2004
Messages
4
Location
NC
I sat on a murder triel last year, it was kinda interesting. Ended up with a hung jury..... :evil:
 

tubaman

3 Time BoM
Rating - 100%
173   0   0
Joined
Dec 13, 2004
Messages
5,471
Location
The Isle of Long
I was excused from a jury pool during selection because I got into an argument with the judge! No joke. He was a pompous ass and I told him I didn't think I could follow his instructions because he was condescending to everyone he spoke to. He didn't appreciate that and excused me, I got to go home early!
 
Rating - 100%
29   0   0
Joined
Dec 13, 2004
Messages
851
Location
TX
Timing is key - spill your story too soon, and you get sent back to the big jury pool room to placed somewhere else.
 

derek

An OG with low post count
Rating - 100%
2   0   0
Joined
Dec 9, 2004
Messages
1,705
Location
CT
I'm free!

I showed up, knew like 5 other people. The judge talked to us said it was going to be a high profile case. That they would talk to us today, then some of us would have to come back Monday or Tuesday for more questions. The actuall case was not till February tho.

Then they say we have 72 people, only need 60 for the process. They read a list of 12 popele and those people could go home. I was number 12!!!

I'm so happy.

Time for a ride to my favorite Cigar shop.
 
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
Joined
Dec 8, 2004
Messages
247
Location
Central California
Last time i was on jury duty, i was picked to be a juror. week long case. very interesting though.

Its definatly something each one of us should experience at least one time.
 

Viper139

The Bead Man
Rating - 100%
32   0   0
Joined
Dec 12, 2004
Messages
855
I have been in court so many times. The best way out of Jury duty is tell them you are a cop. You will be dismissed every time.

About 15 years ago I was subpoenaed for jury duty. I showed up and when it was my turn to answer questions the first thing they asked was my name. The defense attorney got a puzzled look on his face and interupted the District Attorney asking the questions. He asked me if I was familiar with this case, I answered "Yes I am, I arrested the defendant". Well I was dismissed. :lol:
 

smokinafuente

This space for rent.
Rating - 100%
3   0   0
Joined
Dec 12, 2004
Messages
1,635
Location
Martinsburg, WV ...Home of the Martinsburg Mafia.
Viper139 said:
About 15 years ago I was subpoenaed for jury duty. I showed up and when it was my turn to answer questions the first thing they asked was my name. The defense attorney got a puzzled look on his face and interupted the District Attorney asking the questions. He asked me if I was familiar with this case, I answered "Yes I am, I arrested the defendant". Well I was dismissed. :lol:

I don't know it that would have even got me out of it. :smt081 :smt081 :smt081



When we were questioned before we knew ANY thing about the trial I thought ".....there is no way there going to keep me." Here is how it went....

Q - Do you know any one with the prosecution or defense?
A - Yes. I knew the defense attorney. Our daughters were in the same brownie troop. I left out the part about smoking ISOM's till 3am with him at one of the camping trips.

Q - Have you or any family members been a victim of a violent attack?
A- Yes. My brother was just stabbed 6 times about 2 months earlier. It was with a pair of needle nose pliers in the back. OUCH!!

Q - Do you have any time constraints?
A - Yes. I was excused from jury duty the following week for a planed vacation.

After all that, they still keep me on the jury. :smt017
 
Top