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Anyone been summoned/served jury duty lately?

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Received the summon in the mail today. This is my fourth time I've been summoned (twice in Cali and twice here). Last time I served jury dutywas 6-7 years ago, I showed up to the courthouse and stayed the entire day before being dismissed and was never called back that week. Keep in mind this took place before I began working for the S/O. Has anyone LEO, CO or DO ever got summoned and had to sit on the jury for a case? 


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I received a summons for jury duty a few years ago. It was a criminal trial and when quizzed by the defendants attorney I testified I was a retired police officer and felt the defendant was probably guilty as he had mulitiple charges pending. I was dismissed however, spent the day prior to being dismissed.

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I was summoned a few months ago but everything was settled before case went before judge so never had to go.

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I have only recieved one summons approx 8-9 years ago.  I think I mailed back the card or called someone( I don't even remember) told them I was a LEO and have never recieved one since.

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Not a LEO, but work for a PD and have received a summons. In our area you initially receive a number assigned to you and you call to see if your number has to go in. Twice I haven't had to respond. I'm sure I'll have to go in sometime. I do know LEOs who have served on Grand Juries and civil cases but have not heard of any criminal (other than those that were on Grand Juries), not saying they haven't but just haven't heard of it. In NY LEOs are not exempt from serving o them. One LEO I know was one of the last ones excused even after circling several names of people being called to testify including me. It was a homicide and one of the last death penalty cases in NY. The LEO stated he couldn't be unbiased as he worked the area where all the homicides (even ones he had not been charged with) occurred and knew to much about the case to not only feel he was guilty but that he deserved the death penalty. He was excused.

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Got a summons back in May and was dismissed shortly after showing up for service. I was prepared to spend my whole day sitting there and then not getting selected and losing my whole day off. It has become far less frequent an occurance for me to get summoned and even less frequently to actually get selected for service. 


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I was summoned years ago, and showed up for Jury Duty in Uniform (it was a work day for me). I didn't even make the first round of questions before I was dismissed :)


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Just tell them, when asked, obviously they are guilty or they wouldn't have been charged


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bill9823 says ...



Just tell them, when asked, obviously they are guilty or they wouldn't have been charged


 


Unless it's a civil case, then you are screw ed


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Reported. After they find out I was in L.E. I was never selected.

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The last time I was summoned to serve jury duty, I politely greeted everyone in the courtroom. Lots of howdy's, hows-it-goin's and What do you think of those Giants.  I knew the prosecuting side and the defense side. I knew everyone in the room except the defendent.


When interviewed, the judge asked me (tongue in cheek) if I knew anyone at the table. I picked one person: The officer who was responsible for the arrest. I told the judge I knew him because I taught him everything he knew when he was my recruit in the police academy. I went on to say that anything the officer said would be true and I would believe him implicitly.


I was thanked and dismissed by 10:30 am.


Except under very rare occasion, sworn personnel do not serve as jurors. We spend enough time on the prosecution side and our testimony is considered prejudicial from the start.


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bill9823 says ...



Just tell them, when asked, obviously they are guilty or they wouldn't have been charged


 


Unless it's a civil case, then you are screw ed



That is very true Sarge


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If it's a criminal case, the defendant will more than likely recognize me and the defense attorney will send me packing due to my current employment lol. 


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I was summoned years ago, and showed up for Jury Duty in Uniform (it was a work day for me). I didn't even make the first round of questions before I was dismissed :)



Isnt that discrimination?

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36TR says ...



I was summoned years ago, and showed up for Jury Duty in Uniform (it was a work day for me). I didn't even make the first round of questions before I was dismissed :)



Isnt that discrimination?



Could be. Except I knew the defendant (from prior dealings) and the current charges were through my Department (lol).


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Earlier this year I received a notice to report for Federal Jury duty and called in every friday as per the instructions, then was told to report at 0800 hours, which I did and upon going through the process with the US Attny he found a supplement report that I did showing my involvement in the search warrant.

He said that had never happened before and I was dismissed from the duty. Fully expecting a subpoena for the case I waited and never received a subpoena either. "Always a bridesmaid and never a bride". I have yet to get a summons for jury duty in our district court, I expect it is because the judges and DA know where I work? Now having said that, I will probably receive a summons sometime soon?

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I get subponeaed every two years. It's turned into a joke. I show up. Have to sit for a couple of days then get sent home. The woman over the jury pools is a friend of mine and she just laughs every time I show up.  My Judges laugh too. So do the DA's and defense attornies, Soo not funny to me.  Last time, I made it to the voir dire part, after I was questioned the dang defense attorny asked for a recess, came back and the so and so decided to plead to a lesser charge. Got sent back to the pool AGAIN !!!!


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As they tell us here, there are always civil trials to sit on.


 


 


 


 

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Once served as jury foreman in a civil case, even though the judge and plaintiff's attorney knew I was a deputy, and even knew them both personally. I was surprised to even get selected, not to mention voted as foreman by other jurors, especially since I was the youngest juror there.


I don't know about where everyone else lives, but here in the county I reside and serve, it is a waste for me to receive a summons. I know all the judges, all prosecutors, and most defense attorneys. So usually I am able to get out of serving, even though I would love to serve again. Of course I would never be selected to serve on criminal jury.


What I would truly love to do is get selected to serve on grand jury. That would be an experience!


 


 


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