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Consequences for skipping jury service in US District Court?

I have been called as a potential juror in a U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, 200 miles and four hours south. I'm on the very far north edge of a federal court zone. For two weeks I have to call at 7pm and be ready to appear in L.A. at 11am the next day. This is my second notice. I filled out a questionnaire for the first, and now it appears that my request for an excuse has been denied. I am a responsible person - I've appeared many times for local jury duty - but I'm also practical. Arranging travel to L.A. on less than eight hours AND being on call to do so for two weeks is a huge disruption in my life. What are the consequences if I just ignore this?
posted by letitrain on Jul 27, 2013 - 26 answers

Can an exempt employee be required to take unpaid leave for jury duty?

Got called in for jury duty. As an FLSA-exempt employee, can an employer require me to take unpaid leave? [more inside]
posted by relucent on Nov 15, 2012 - 9 answers

I would be happy to stand trial...some other time.

What can I do to minimize my chances of being picked for jury duty? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2012 - 36 answers

Jury duty pay in Canada?

Are Canadian employers required to pay me my full salary while I am on jury duty? I am an overtime exempt store manager. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Asked extremely personal questions about sexual assault at jury duty.

Blindsided by having to disclose very personal information at jury duty. Is this typical? Is this information recorded anywhere? And can I avoid this happening again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2011 - 29 answers

Do jurists really not talk about cases with their loved ones?

I am a juror in a criminal case. I'm really considering: a.) talking to my wife about it; and b.) googling a couple things related to it. Just how bad of a citizen am I? Will I get caught? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2010 - 64 answers

Jury deliberation on demand

Jury deliberation was utterly exhilarating. Help me find more situations like this. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on May 7, 2010 - 25 answers

Now that I've been summoned to jury duty, how can I maximize my chances of serving on a jury?

I've received a summons for jury duty. How can I maximize my chances of actually serving on a trial?
posted by box on Jan 29, 2010 - 18 answers

What really happens if you skip jury duty?

What really happens if you skip jury duty? [more inside]
posted by nooneyouknow on Jul 31, 2009 - 21 answers

how to find out who was supposed to go to jury duty yesterday?

Let's say a friend of mine was on telephone stand by jury duty in New York, and forgot to call Wednesday evening to see if she needed to report for Thursday. Cached through google search, are the ranges that were supposed to report Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, but not for Thursday August 21, 2008. How can this friend check to see if she was supposed to report yesterday? [more inside]
posted by eggplantia5 on Aug 22, 2008 - 4 answers

Jury Duty for 4 weeks?

Jury Duty: I want to fulfill my civic duty and don't want to shirk but...4 week federal jury trial? $40 a day? What gives? I'm self employed and care for my child 2 days a week so my wife can work. Should I ask for a hardship exemption, or is that shirking? [more inside]
posted by johngalt on Mar 2, 2008 - 22 answers

Where should I eat while doing jury duty in Jamaica, Queens?

Where can I get a good cheap lunch in Jamaica, Queens while I'm on jury duty? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Jan 26, 2008 - 4 answers

Can you bring a laptop with you when reporting for Jury Duty in Toronto?

Can you bring a laptop with you when reporting for Jury Duty in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by purephase on Feb 26, 2007 - 12 answers

Help me be a bettor juror than Pauly Shore

I just recieved a summons to appear for jury duty in Williamson County, TX, at the end of this month. I've read a lot of the first page of google results for "jury duty", but I am hoping that my favorite (ask)mefites can give me a more personal view of their experiences with jury duty. [more inside]
posted by negative1 on Oct 18, 2006 - 25 answers

Jury duty questionnaire in Ontario

Realistically, what will happen to me if I don't return my "Questionnaire as to Qualifications for Jury Service" in Ontario? [more inside]
posted by ParsonWreck on Sep 29, 2006 - 7 answers

Jury duty, protest of

I have enough doubts regarding the integrity of the American criminal justice system that I'm uncomfortable with the prospect of jury duty. Advice? [more inside]
posted by stuart_s on May 24, 2006 - 56 answers

What should I do about skipped jury duty?

A few years ago, I ignored a summons to jury duty (U.S. District Court, if that's relevant). I didn't intentionally shirk my civic duty. I just completely forgot to deal with it promptly. Am I in a lot of trouble? What's the best way to handle this responsibly and avoid any unpleasant surprises?
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2005 - 10 answers

TrialByJuryFilter

So, watching Law & Order: Trial By Jury tonight, it inspired a question. In the show, the jury had to watch a videotape of a murder. My question is, if a juror is traumatized enough by something like that to need therapy, will the courts pay for the therapy, if the juror doesn't have insurance? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Aug 13, 2005 - 2 answers

Is being summoned for jury duty random?

In the US, is being summoned for jury duty really a random process? [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by PinkStainlessTail on Dec 21, 2004 - 22 answers

When/how do they get your name for jury duty?

Ok in regard to this thread, how do they get your name for jury duty? I thought it was when you registered to vote. Others say when you register for SS or start filing income taxes. I seriously doubt SS as it only applies to certain people. Any info on where the man gets our names? [more inside]
posted by geoff. on May 27, 2004 - 16 answers

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