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What happens if you dont appear for jury duty in FL?

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What happens if you don''t appear for jury duty

A:  I believe they first attempt to contact you to reschedule, but you''ll have a fine to pay. Make sure you do it though because if you keep putting off long enough, you can go to jail for it. if you dont dont show for jury duty they will send another reqest for you 2 do jury duty.sometime they will subpeon you and also be fine.. but its important 2 follow up on jury duty...

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Anyone know what happens if you dont show up to jury duty?

A:  The judge will issue a bench warrant for your arrest...don''t mess around with jury duty. It ain''t like school, when you can just lay out. you go to jail, do not pass go, do not collect 200. i think they jail u or theyll throw you in jail They will put a warrant out for your arrest....

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jury duty!?

A:  I was only at mine 3 days. I thought it was quite a novel experience and thought I learnt a fair bit from it. It''s nothing to worry about, relax and enjoy it. depends on the case. some can be one day others can be months. You can claim expenses for it. Depends on the case, and if you actually get selected to serve or not. It''s actually pretty interesting to serve on a jury. I did it this year and really learned alot about our criminal justice system. I wouldn''t mind doing it again sometime. You may be there just for vVoir Dire. ["Voir Dire is the process by which [U.S.] attorneys select, or perhaps more appropriately reject, certain jurors to hear a case."] I have been called twice for jury duty and was...

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How Do I Avoid jury duty?

A:  Not many people are anxious to be jurors and may look for ways to avoid jury duty. The right of living in a society that offers jury trial to anyone accused of a crime means that most people must occasionally be willing to support this right by serving on a jury. This is often a mandated part of living in a country where rights of the accused are significant. Still, there are some ways to avoid jury duty, if it is difficult to serve, and some people may be able to either postpone or be excused from performing this service. Citizens should be aware that attempting to avoid service by lying is often treated as a criminal offense. One of the...

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Why Do I Have To Serve jury duty?

A:  One of the principal rights of all citizens of the United States is a right to a trial before a jury of ones peers. Thus being a citizen of the United States means that at some point you may be called to serve jury duty. It is call duty because it is actually a responsibility of each citizen. Without citizens willing to fulfill the call to serve jury duty, we would all be unable to have access to the right of jury trials. It may seem inconvenient, and frequently is, to serve jury duty. However, it is also a chance to actively participate in allowing other citizens...

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My aunt and uncle were called for jury duty buy they cant speak english, what should they do?

A:  Learn English in a hurry Do like all the other people who cant speak our language.... smile and nod your head.. and say si si ... WTF eh !!! jeez... nodd there head and agree. lol How can they possibly be American citizens without being able to speak any english at all? Just show up, they''ll get sent home and probably wont have to go back for a really long time. Learn to speak english before they go. They still need to show up. I think they hold trials in other languages. Because what would happen if they got busted they would have to give them a trail in a language the understand. or a translator. They still have to call and if it say they have to come in they will have to go in and talk to some one.They dont care what your excuse is now adays you have to go to...

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What is jury duty?

A:  In the American legal system, individuals or groups accused of a crime have the right to a trial in which they can make a plea to a jury of their peers. In order to assure this for all individuals tried in an American court, all adult American citizens and those with permanent residency status are required to serve as a member of a jury from time to time. This service is referred to as jury duty. The number of times an individual will serve jury duty depends on the selection process stipulated by the county and state of his or her residence. In some places, individuals are called to jury duty...

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How Do I Postpone jury duty?

A:  jury duty is a civic responsibility, but the court recognizes that it can be a hardship. People who need to postpone jury duty for any number of reasons can make arrangements to do so by returning the jury summons with documentation explaining why they need to postpone. It is also possible to request disqualification from jury duty, if a prospective juror meets certain requirements that would disqualify him from serving at all. A typical jury summons will provide information about the date and time of service and the location of the court. On the back, information about options to postpone

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How Do I Get Excused From jury duty?

A:  Many people consider it their civic duty to show up and serve when called for jury duty. There are some cases, however, in which a person may have a situation or condition that makes it difficult for him to serve on a jury. In such a case, a person may seek to be excused from service. Its important to understand, however, that lying in order to be excused from jury duty is against the law in most places. Ignoring a juror summons is usually illegal as well. An individual''s chances of being excused from jury duty may depend on the jurisdiction in which he is called to...