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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 #300 on: August 07, 2017, 01:16:49 PM »
1st day presentation, paperwork, selection (if you are not selected) took about half a day. We were out at 1pm

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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #301 on: November 27, 2017, 01:07:09 AM »
So any Kosher food in the Brooklyn area?

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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #302 on: November 27, 2017, 06:53:29 AM »
So any Kosher food in the Brooklyn area?

JJ's Holy Cow food truck is in the area sometimes.

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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #303 on: March 05, 2018, 11:28:46 PM »
Got a Summons in the mail today

What’s the best way out of this ? Or do I go and don’t hear from them for the next 8 years ?
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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #304 on: March 05, 2018, 11:52:17 PM »
Got a Summons in the mail today

What’s the best way out of this ? Or do I go and don’t hear from them for the next 8 years ?
First, you get one easy postponement just for the asking. So do that for as late a date as possible. Maybe Moshiach will come in the interim. Then, if you have no legitimate excuse, just do the time.

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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #305 on: March 05, 2018, 11:52:42 PM »
Got a Summons in the mail today

What’s the best way out of this ? Or do I go and don’t hear from them for the next 8 years ?
My daughter got exemption for 3 years because she is in school. Waited until they threatened fine before showing up.
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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #306 on: March 06, 2018, 10:41:15 AM »
Got a Summons in the mail today

What’s the best way out of this ? Or do I go and don’t hear from them for the next 8 years ?

Just realized its a grand jury if that make a difference ? If I decide to go and get over this, any got excuses to get exempt of a grand jury ?
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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #307 on: March 06, 2018, 11:22:25 AM »
Just realized its a grand jury if that make a difference ? If I decide to go and get over this, any got excuses to get exempt of a grand jury ?
much tougher

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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #308 on: March 06, 2018, 11:43:50 AM »
Being a student usually gets you a postponement until the summer break. Being the primary caregiver of an infant or pre-school child often works as well for an indefinite postponement.

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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #309 on: March 06, 2018, 11:50:10 AM »
much tougher

Anyone with a good excuse that would work ?
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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #310 on: March 06, 2018, 11:52:38 AM »
Anyone with a good excuse that would work ?
Personally when I got a Grand jury summons I responded that I was the breadwinner for my family and could not afford a 20% loss of salary for 1/3 of a year. I was excused without having to come down.
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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #311 on: March 06, 2018, 11:57:27 AM »
Personally when I got a Grand jury summons I responded that I was the breadwinner for my family and could not afford a 20% loss of salary for 1/3 of a year. I was excused without having to come down.

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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #312 on: March 06, 2018, 12:49:52 PM »
much tougher
basically, all the 'bias' style excuses are irrelevant.
most of the pool gets 'picked'
and when you're on, it's (usually) 2 full weeks, full day work hearing multiple cases

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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #313 on: March 06, 2018, 12:53:12 PM »
Being a student usually gets you a postponement until the summer break. Being the primary caregiver of an infant or pre-school child often works as well for an indefinite postponement.
i got a postponement . the next day they gave me was shemini atzeres ... that got me excused!
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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #314 on: November 02, 2018, 06:41:34 AM »
I am upset for wasting my time on jury duty. I did not want to be there but could not leave, it felt like my freedom of movement was violated. And of course one has to listen to all the goverment propaganda (USA! USA! USA!) that is repeated over and over brainwashing nationalistic superiority using patriotism (a strong feeling, USA! USA! USA!) to justify the waste of time and violation of freedom of movement.

When I got called to the interview, I said that only criminals run from the police, the lawyer, an old man named Goldman, argued that maybe the police had arrested the wrong man, entirely possible!
Next I replied that I believe that the police know what they’re doing, and that was that, dismissed.