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Has anyone on here got off jury service 19:49 - Jan 19 with 3069 viewsgerryitfc

I did once. Got home from holiday to find a letter on the door mat. When it said is there any reason why i wouldn't be suitable i said if i thought he/she was a Norwich fan I'd just find them guilty. I got let off and have never been asked since. I'd find it so boring.
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Has anyone on here got off jury service on 19:53 - Jan 19 with 2091 viewsgainsboroughblue

Depends what the case is though surely. I got summoned last year and only got called up four days in. Of the 15 called into the court room, I was one of three who wasn't chosen so ended up being put on a reserve list and sent home. That was the sum total of my service.
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Has anyone on here got off jury service on 20:30 - Jan 19 with 1988 viewsfactual_blue

Good to see the notion of civic duty is alive and well.

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Has anyone on here got off jury service on 20:31 - Jan 19 with 1980 viewsLord_Lucan

I've got out of it twice

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Has anyone on here got off jury service on 20:32 - Jan 19 with 1977 viewsHARRY10

Has anyone on here got off jury service on 20:30 - Jan 19 by factual_blue

Good to see the notion of civic duty is alive and well.


Good to see that such a numpty was kept away from jury service
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Has anyone on here got off jury service on 20:34 - Jan 19 with 1970 viewsfactual_blue

Has anyone on here got off jury service on 20:31 - Jan 19 by Lord_Lucan

I've got out of it twice


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Has anyone on here got off jury service on 20:37 - Jan 19 with 1960 viewsReuser_is_God

Has anyone on here got off jury service on 19:53 - Jan 19 by gainsboroughblue

Depends what the case is though surely. I got summoned last year and only got called up four days in. Of the 15 called into the court room, I was one of three who wasn't chosen so ended up being put on a reserve list and sent home. That was the sum total of my service.
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Exactly the same happened to my Dad.

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Has anyone on here got off jury service on 20:38 - Jan 19 with 1960 viewsfactual_blue

Has anyone on here got off jury service on 20:32 - Jan 19 by HARRY10

Good to see that such a numpty was kept away from jury service


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Has anyone on here got off jury service on 20:51 - Jan 19 with 1922 viewsHARRY10

Has anyone on here got off jury service on 20:38 - Jan 19 by factual_blue

In Factual's Benevolent Dictatorship all justice will be summary, commensurate with the offence, and carried out with forgiving violence.


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Has anyone on here got off jury service on 20:54 - Jan 19 with 1913 viewsgerryitfc

Has anyone on here got off jury service on 20:32 - Jan 19 by HARRY10

Good to see that such a numpty was kept away from jury service


I was 23.....a long time ago. Couldn't be bothered with it. You've never done it either by your comment.
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Has anyone on here got off jury service on 20:54 - Jan 19 with 1915 viewsPaul_Knows

I done it a couple of years ago. First week I had one case which lasted about 3 hours. The other 4 days I was either told to not bother coming in, or I had to go in then got sent home after 2/3 hours. The second week I had a case which lasted 2 (it may well have been 3 - can’t quite remember) days. The other days I was just told to not bother coming in.

I actually quite enjoyed it, would happily do it again.

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Has anyone on here got off jury service on 21:08 - Jan 19 with 1873 viewsOldsmoker

Thanks to my youthful drunken behaviour the Criminal Justice system classed me as unsuitable for Jury duty. Lucky for me, all my employers who asked just thought I was a bit of a lad in my early days and it never stopped me getting a job.
So, long story short, get nicked and no Jury duty ever.

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Has anyone on here got off jury service on 21:31 - Jan 19 with 1822 viewsLord_Lucan

Has anyone on here got off jury service on 21:08 - Jan 19 by Oldsmoker

Thanks to my youthful drunken behaviour the Criminal Justice system classed me as unsuitable for Jury duty. Lucky for me, all my employers who asked just thought I was a bit of a lad in my early days and it never stopped me getting a job.
So, long story short, get nicked and no Jury duty ever.


Nowadays you can get out of it quite easy but back in the early 90's you had to have been convicted within x amount of years of an offence capable of imprisonment.

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Has anyone on here got off jury service on 21:38 - Jan 19 with 1785 viewsgerryitfc

Has anyone on here got off jury service on 21:31 - Jan 19 by Lord_Lucan

Nowadays you can get out of it quite easy but back in the early 90's you had to have been convicted within x amount of years of an offence capable of imprisonment.


Mine was roughly 95 which was lucky then.
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Has anyone on here got off jury service on 21:38 - Jan 19 with 1784 viewsHARRY10

Has anyone on here got off jury service on 20:54 - Jan 19 by gerryitfc

I was 23.....a long time ago. Couldn't be bothered with it. You've never done it either by your comment.
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Which rather underpins my thought that your judgement (or lack of ) would not be fitted to jury service,
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Has anyone on here got off jury service on 21:40 - Jan 19 with 1780 viewsgerryitfc

Has anyone on here got off jury service on 21:38 - Jan 19 by HARRY10

Which rather underpins my thought that your judgement (or lack of ) would not be fitted to jury service,


And still wouldn't be now.
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Has anyone on here got off jury service on 21:43 - Jan 19 with 1779 viewsLord_Lucan

Has anyone on here got off jury service on 21:38 - Jan 19 by gerryitfc

Mine was roughly 95 which was lucky then.


About 10 years ago my Mrs got a double murder which lasted about 10 days from memory. She really enjoyed it - and took it very seriously.

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Has anyone on here got off jury service on 21:46 - Jan 19 with 1762 viewsgerryitfc

Has anyone on here got off jury service on 21:43 - Jan 19 by Lord_Lucan

About 10 years ago my Mrs got a double murder which lasted about 10 days from memory. She really enjoyed it - and took it very seriously.


I can get that but for me it just doesn't do it. The day I left school my attention span f****d off.
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Has anyone on here got off jury service on 22:44 - Jan 19 with 1692 viewsGuthrum

I don't object to doing it in principle, but it would be a nightmare to be summoned just as I had a string of time-sensitive work projects lined up. Being a sole trader, it could put a serious dent in my business and possibly alienate customers.

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Has anyone on here got off jury service on 22:46 - Jan 19 with 1679 viewsjeera

Has anyone on here got off jury service on 22:44 - Jan 19 by Guthrum

I don't object to doing it in principle, but it would be a nightmare to be summoned just as I had a string of time-sensitive work projects lined up. Being a sole trader, it could put a serious dent in my business and possibly alienate customers.


Would that suffice nowadays?

Surely would. Got a business to run guv and no back up and all that would have to be taken into consideration.

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Has anyone on here got off jury service on 22:50 - Jan 19 with 1668 viewsGuthrum

Has anyone on here got off jury service on 22:46 - Jan 19 by jeera

Would that suffice nowadays?

Surely would. Got a business to run guv and no back up and all that would have to be taken into consideration.


I didn't think it did.

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Has anyone on here got off jury service on 22:51 - Jan 19 with 1663 viewsjeera

Has anyone on here got off jury service on 22:50 - Jan 19 by Guthrum

I didn't think it did.


Oh fair enough mate. I was sort of asking rather than assuming.

I have no idea but hoped common sense would have some place.

Put like that, then probably not.

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Has anyone on here got off jury service on 22:56 - Jan 19 with 1655 viewsOldsmoker

Has anyone on here got off jury service on 21:31 - Jan 19 by Lord_Lucan

Nowadays you can get out of it quite easy but back in the early 90's you had to have been convicted within x amount of years of an offence capable of imprisonment.


Maybe I got lucky and never got selected.
I was told that I would never be a civil servant or a police officer or be selected for jury service.
None of these futures appealed to be me so meh.
All because I was walking home with 8 pints in my gut and a traffic cone on my head.

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Has anyone on here got off jury service on 00:10 - Jan 20 with 1581 viewsGuthrum

Has anyone on here got off jury service on 22:51 - Jan 19 by jeera

Oh fair enough mate. I was sort of asking rather than assuming.

I have no idea but hoped common sense would have some place.

Put like that, then probably not.


You could be right. Would certainly hope it was possible to defer. Have never been called, so not needed to deal with such a problem.

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Has anyone on here got off jury service on 00:43 - Jan 20 with 1554 viewsSarge

Has anyone on here got off jury service on 22:46 - Jan 19 by jeera

Would that suffice nowadays?

Surely would. Got a business to run guv and no back up and all that would have to be taken into consideration.


I got out of it because I was away at uni and had exams coming up.
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Has anyone on here got off jury service on 08:32 - Jan 20 with 1378 viewsitfcjoe

Never been called, would like to do it but would struggle with work now.

A few friends have had interesting cases, but they just drag on - one girl did a murder case and you'd lose a day doing a visit somewhere so in 8-9 weeks most days were a few hours if even that

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