Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Need advice re. jury duty in California

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU
 
wakemewhenitsover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:05 AM
Original message
Need advice re. jury duty in California
My girlfriend's mom is traveling overseas, and she missed appearing for jury duty selection because my girlfriend forgot to forward her mail in time. She's really worried. She heard a $1500 fine is possible. She also heard a bench warrant is possible, and that she may even have to come back to go to court, to explain why she missed the jury selection date. How often does that really happen? What reason is valid for missing jury duty in California? Are they really that strict?! What percentage of people get fined or have to appear before a judge if they miss the selection date, and how big are the fines usually? Any info re. California jury duty would be appreciated. Thanks.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:10 AM
Response to Original message
1. I wish I could answer your questions, but I have no clue.
I know it was pretty painless when I had jury duty, but I was in the country at the time.

I'd post this in the CA state forum as well.

Good luck!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
wakemewhenitsover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:45 AM
Response to Reply #1
3. Didn't know there was a state forum. Thanks.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
cleofus1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:27 AM
Response to Original message
2. go immediately to the courthouse and bring proof
of your girlfriend's moms itinerary...you need to straighten this out asap...if she was out of the country when she received the notification and was out of country on her jury dates...then a reschedule is possible,

call up the courthouse and ask them, don't wait on this...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
wakemewhenitsover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:45 AM
Response to Reply #2
4. Thanks for your advice.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Mon Sep 15th 2014, 04:51 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC