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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 #30 on: March 14, 2012, 11:41:54 PM »
different jury grand jurys are just to indict
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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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2012, 11:59:23 AM »
different jury grand jurys are just to indict

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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.

Definitely a different set of rules (no opposing counsel, no objections, etc), and burden of proof is simply "probable cause," a much less stringent burden, hence the "ham sandwich" comment.

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2013, 12:12:14 PM »
I have got in the last half year 2 questioners by mail to apply for jury duty but i ignored it,
Yesterday i got a letter stating that since i ignored the previous letters, i have to come down personally to downtown bklyn to fill out the questioner
Within 10 days of the letter, or i can get fined or imprisonment,
Anybody here with previous experience on this ?

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2013, 01:13:34 PM »
I have got in the last half year 2 questioners by mail to apply for jury duty but i ignored it,
Yesterday i got a letter stating that since i ignored the previous letters, i have to come down personally to downtown bklyn to fill out the questioner
Within 10 days of the letter, or i can get fined or imprisonment,
Anybody here with previous experience on this ?

Yes, all they make you do is fill in the questioner in person and then you leave and wait for your real summons :)

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2013, 01:15:11 PM »
Yes, all they make you do is fill in the questioner in person and then you leave and wait for your real summons :)
but do i really have to go down now or i can just ignore it?

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2013, 01:32:31 PM »
I love jury duty!
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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2013, 01:38:14 PM »
My brothers Rebbi is out of teaching for the next month bec he got stuck on a case..  ;D

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2013, 01:40:22 PM »
10 years since I registered to vote and no jury duty yet.
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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #38 on: January 30, 2013, 01:40:35 PM »
I love jury duty!
Which part? Losing a day of paid work?  Wasting one (or more) of your sick days?

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #39 on: January 30, 2013, 01:42:32 PM »
10 years since I registered to vote and no jury duty yet.
My sister isn't a registered voter and recently got called.  Go figure.

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #40 on: January 30, 2013, 01:47:22 PM »
I'm not registered either and they sent me, i think it goes by if you sign up for any dmv id,
So lets get back, anybody here with experience regarding not going down for the questionnaire in NY?
Will they come pick me up if i don't go down?!?!   ;)

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #41 on: January 30, 2013, 01:57:52 PM »
I got a jury summons recently and I actually wanted to go this time, but the timing was really bad for me, So I had to postpone it.

I figure that if I want to be able to complain the justice system I need to do my part. I can't keep getting out of jury duty then complain that other people are getting it wrong.






They take the names from many places, not just voter registration.

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #42 on: January 30, 2013, 02:05:48 PM »
I'm not registered either and they sent me, i think it goes by if you sign up for any dmv id,
So lets get back, anybody here with experience regarding not going down for the questionnaire in NY?
Will they come pick me up if i don't go down?!?!   ;)
I have heard that until they send it registered mail (or signature etc) you can ignore it

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #43 on: January 30, 2013, 04:10:27 PM »
My sister isn't a registered voter and recently got called.  Go figure.

I wasn't registered to vote when I received my jury summon
But I sent them a letter from yeshiva that I was to be in Israel for the date requested
And I never heard from them

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Re: jury Duty
« Reply #44 on: January 30, 2013, 05:28:21 PM »