Posted By Kathleen David on January 28, 2005
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Once you’re done with jury duty, you’re off the rolls for 6 years?
Dang, I’ve got to get myself out of California — here you’re off the books for a whopping one year.
(I just finished last week, which is why it’s so sharply in my mind. I’ve never gotten to serve on a jury, though — and I think I’d very much like to, at least once.)
Hope everything warms up as planned!
I sort of doubt you would be the kind of juror that the defense would want–unless they were 100% sure that their client was innocent (not often the case, I’m told).
Lately it seems like they want as dumb a jury as possible, 9 times out of 10.
Oh, I suspect neither side particularly wants me on their case. I’m too ornery.
On the other hand, other ornery people I know have served on cases, and I’m really curious to get a proper look at the process (though not, ideally, as a defendant).
Agreed that I’m not likely to get on a case any time in the near future, though. (At least not a criminal case — civil, maybe.)
I’d been called for jury duty twice in Florida, but wasn’t selected. I had always wanted to serve. My husband was called once and he was put on a jury for a murder trial. They found the defendent guilty and recommended the death penalty. While my husband never discussed the case, he did say there were some testimonies that were very tough to listen to. If called, I will serve, but I’m not so gung ho anymore.
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