UN-FREAKIN BELIEVABLE!

Discussion in 'The Chatter Box' started by SDK, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    I just got a summons for a failure to appear to a jury duty that i never got!


    best of all.. they issued the court hearing for my birthday



    oh man i can't wait to call about this tomorrow.. ridiculous
     
  2. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I hope it resolves! I know how much it sucks and hopefully you can prove to them the reason you never got the notice....around here once you recieve the Jury Duty summons you have to fill out a questionaire as well as call the courthouse....hopefully the authorities there realize you didn't get the summons.
     

  3. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    What a pain in the butt. I hate jury duty.

    If they try to tell you that you did get it and that your lying then tell them they can't prove it. They didn't send it with a return receipt, so they have no proof.
     
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    that's gotta really suck...I hate jury duty to.... :(
     
  5. Shelly

    Shelly New Member

    386
    Oct 5, 2007
    California
    The law is different in California. A lot of people would wait tell they got a certified jury summons before reporting. So they change the law years ago. You get one summon now and if you don't show up a warrant is put out on you. My friend was in an accident that wasn't her fault, but when they check her license she had a warrant for not going to jury duty. I don't remember if you didn't get the summon or just forgot to go. Good luck hope they let you just serve in the next few months. I just had jury duty in the being of Dec. It wasn't so bad, but I got pulled for a jury I know I would never set on because my DH works in the same field that the people where accused of stealing from. Shelly
     
  6. Amos

    Amos New Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    Minnesota
    Wait.. so does this mean SDK is going to jail??
     
  7. PiccoloGoat

    PiccoloGoat goat girl x0x0

    Sep 10, 2008
    Australia
    Oh No. If she is, I hope they allow goats in the cells.
    :oops:
    That want funny
    Sorry :(
     
  8. Shelly

    Shelly New Member

    386
    Oct 5, 2007
    California
    No I don't think so. I would guess she will be paying a fine. Shelly
     
  9. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Wow, thats crazy. In MA they just send out about 3 things before really doing anything. And if they still can't get a hold of you I've been told they give up.
     
  10. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    A bunch of us was just talking about this same thing the other day. How do they know if you received the summons? Like you said you never received it.

    I did get one several years ago, but I was in Germany. I got the paperwork saying I had a date on the date I was to be there. I called them and told them I was in Germany and i could not get a flight fast enough. :wahoo: They did not think that was funny, but they did say do not worry.

    I also got one a few years ago and I just forgot about it. Here in Co you have to call the night before and see if your number has been chosen, if not hen you do not go in.
    Good luck.

    I would LOVE to be on a jury trial. I think it would be great.
     
  11. K-Ro

    K-Ro New Member

    371
    Oct 13, 2007
    Texas
    That's ok, my Grandfather keeps getting summons and he died in 2000. Now mind you someone always calls or writes and tells the Clerks office that he is deceased. Last time my uncle called the Clerks office and told them that if he (my grandfather) showed up for Jury duty would someone please tell him that he sure did need to talk to him.

    Personally I have always wanted to set on a jury, the only time I was called, they cut the line right in front of me.
     
  12. MissMM

    MissMM New Member

    645
    Oct 22, 2007
    McGregor, MN
    What is this, the "jury duty syndrome?" I got a summons to serve jury duty for a period of 4 months. :hair: :hair: :hair: from Jan. 2nd to April 30th.

    I too had to fill out a questionaire listing any issues / events that would prohibit my ability to attend jury duty. We'll see what they say to my note re: goats: "The first 3 weeks in April are kidding season for our goat farm. Should a goat go into labor during a period when I'm on jury duty, **I will leave** to attend our livestock.

    No answer as of yet. I'm supposed to wait for a letter or a phone call indicating there is a trial requiring my attendance. So basically, I'm on red alert for 4 months.
     
  13. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    so i calledand told them i never even got a notice for jury duty.. so the guy told me i HAD to go to a jury duty on the 13th. instead of the summons

    well i told him i cannot do that as it is the first day of school and i am NOT losing my classes ( which i've paid 800 bucks for)

    so i go thrusday morning
     
  14. Cinder

    Cinder New Member

    736
    Mar 2, 2008
    I've only been summoned once; many, many years ago when I was on bed rest trying not to have our second son four months early! I had to send a doctors note to prove I was really on bed rest. Thankfully it was as easy as that.

    Lori - do you remember here in CO a last year when Greeley actually had their officials walked out into the street and ordered people directly to the courthouse for jury duty because they couldn't get enough people to actually respond to their summons? The people that were approached literally had to stop what they were doing at that instance and go to the courthouse for jury duty.

    Oh, here's the link to that news story... just for a fun read! http://www.9news.com/rss/article.aspx?storyid=85987
     
  15. Shelly

    Shelly New Member

    386
    Oct 5, 2007
    California
    In California you serve one day or one trail. If you don't get call out that day you are done. If you are called out after the first day you get $15.00 a day plus gas miles. It used to be a week of setting and waiting to be called out. Glad to hear they are letting you serve with no other issues. Shelly
     
  16. Pam B

    Pam B New Member

    175
    Oct 15, 2007
    Southern Michigan
    Here in MI they give you a four month period during which you might be called for jury duty. You can be called to serve several times during that four month period. In 2008 I got a notice that I was supposed to serve during kidding season. Fortunately our Clerk of the Court in our small town also is a goat owner. When I called and told her that I was in the middle of kidding season she said "no problem" and took me off the list for that trial - one of the benefits of living in a small farm community!

    I got called up again a month later and was able to attend that time. The jury pool was all seated in the courtroom when the judge announced there was a delay and we all had to go stand out in the lobby for a few minutes. When we went back into the courtroom the judge then announced that the two parties had finally come to a settlement in the case after 4 yrs of wrangling and the jury wasn't needed after all. The judge was really ticked about it,too, because the entire jury pool had to be paid for coming in that morning and doing absolutely nothing. If the company being sued had settled the case that they KNEW they were going to lose just one day earlier it would've saved the county several hundred dollars in jury pay. I'm hoping they tacked that cost onto the court fees for the losing company for being such jerks about it.

    Back when I first moved to Michigan from Miami I got called for jury duty on a big drug trial in Miami. I had to prove to them that I really had moved away so that they didn't put out a warrant for my arrest. :roll:
     
  17. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    WOW I forgot about that, but yep. It was a major ordeal. I had to laugh when that was happening. I told my DH that i wanted to go to Greeley so I could serve on the jury. :dance:
     
  18. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    so i went today


    i hate the judicial system.. haha


    i went to avoid arrest..

    well the guy told me i HAD to wear buisness attire so in heels i went.. well i did NOT know the courthouse was 7 stories


    the people are dumb.. i had no idea where to go.. was sent around like a pinball in the building up and down for 2 hours before i found the right place(in heels!) i get there.. check in go through the video ect.. and then the lady said they didn't need any of the 300 of us there and we could go home... then i had to wait for a ride for another 2 hours.. in the ghetto...

    now i am all blistered and angry.. totally not worth voting..
     
  19. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    what a terrible experience...I am so sorry...SDK.... :( :hug:
     
  20. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    i did have a 50 year old ghetto man tell me my shirt looked really nice on me.. and then asked if i hada smoke and a light...







    oh how they must romance women in the ghetto