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Do your jury duty.

Manhattan Criminal Court:
The boring introductory speech takes about 45 minutes, and should begin relatively on time. Therefore, coming 45 minutes late is no big deal.

If you have a deferment, don't waster your time at the criminal court. Go straight to 60 Centre Street room 139. The line can get busy, so try to come at a good time.
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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2012, 03:11:47 AM »
I've never been asked, but I'd do it at least once without trying to weasel out of it if the dates worked.
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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2012, 03:31:46 AM »
I've never been asked, but I'd do it at least once without trying to weasel out of it if the dates worked.

You just discredited your whole commitment :P
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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2012, 03:34:23 AM »
You just discredited your whole commitment :P
Obviously if I'm traveling or the like I'm not going to miss a trip for it, but otherwise I wouldn't intentionally try to get out of it.
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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2012, 03:38:46 AM »
Obviously if I'm traveling or the like I'm not going to miss a trip for it, but otherwise I wouldn't intentionally try to get out of it.

I said the same thing, until I found an easy way to recuse myself during voir dire.
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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2012, 07:29:26 PM »
I said the same thing, until I found an easy way to recuse myself during voir dire.
care to elaborate?

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2012, 11:58:38 PM »
care to elaborate?

They asked if I'd have bias in such-and-such case (they gave a scenario), so I told a true story about why I'd be biased. The story was true, but I'm not sure it'd make me as biased as I made it sound, if at all.
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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2012, 12:01:25 AM »
They asked if I'd have bias in such-and-such case (they gave a scenario), so I told a true story about why I'd be biased. The story was true, but I'm not sure it'd make me as biased as I made it sound, if at all.
oh thought u meant a way to always get out. didnt realize you were talking about a specific time

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2012, 02:01:47 PM »
the op asked  how to get out of jury duty not  IF he should go or not as others responded that cant prove you received it without  certified mail

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2012, 02:09:13 PM »
the op asked  how to get out of jury duty not  IF he should go or not as others responded that cant prove you received it without  certified mail

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Does any one have experience with jury duty in NY, i am summoned to go later this month and i am out of town in yeshiva. does know what are my options, could i schedule it for a later specific date? could i boycott??
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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2012, 02:13:48 PM »
Does any one have experience with jury duty in NY, i am summoned to go later this month and i am out of town in yeshiva. does know what are my options, could i schedule it for a later specific date? could i boycott??


Can't boycott -- you'll be found in contempt of court if you try that (assuming you show up and tell them you boycott).

Although as others have posted, until they serve your jury summons in person or by certified mail, they have no way to prove you were actually summoned.

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2012, 06:14:15 AM »
I just completed my Jury duty. I was very lucky not to be chosen as a grand jurar, as that would mean an automatic two weeks of duty. From what I understood, there isn't even a chanceof being dissmised in the process of voir dire in a Grand Jury, as  we don't actually sentence anyone, rather just decide if a case should go to trial or be dismissed (perhaps AJK or someone else with law knowledge can confirm if that is true).

@ Reb Jo, if you're not living at that address, much more so if you're living out of state, I think you can ignore the summons.

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2012, 09:08:16 AM »
I just completed my Jury duty. I was very lucky not to be chosen as a grand jurar, as that would mean an automatic two weeks of duty. From what I understood, there isn't even a chanceof being dissmised in the process of voir dire in a Grand Jury, as  we don't actually sentence anyone, rather just decide if a case should go to trial or be dismissed (perhaps AJK or someone else with law knowledge can confirm if that is true).

True, a GJ will decide whether to indict. But, as New York State chief judge Sol Wachtler said, "a grand jury would 'indict a ham sandwich'...
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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2012, 11:31:54 PM »
True, a GJ will decide whether to indict. But, as New York State chief judge Sol Wachtler said, "a grand jury would 'indict a ham sandwich'...
Thanks for confirming.
Why would a grand Jury indict so easily? wouldn't they then be obligated to sit on that trial = more time on Jury duty? Or would there be another jury presiding over the trial?

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2012, 11:37:36 PM »
Thanks for confirming.
Why would a grand Jury indict so easily? wouldn't they then be obligated to sit on that trial = more time on Jury duty? Or would there be another jury presiding over the trial?
different jury grand jurys are just to indict

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2012, 11:39:25 PM »
Thanks for confirming.
Why would a grand Jury indict so easily? wouldn't they then be obligated to sit on that trial = more time on Jury duty? Or would there be another jury presiding over the trial?

GJs are just to indict, they review many cases and each GJ is for two weeks. I don't think there's the same rules as a regular jury (regarding guilt beyond reasonable doubt). AJK could help me with the technical terminology, but they evaluate if the suspicion/evidence warrants a trial.
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