Juror Duty

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Craig T.'s Comment
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I just got off the road (turned my truck in and voluntarily left. I'm leaving for Thailand in a few days and now I see a summons for Juror Duty the day after I think I'll be coming back. However, 4 days after that is my approved permit start date to start a Pacific Crest Trail thru hike. Which is over 2,660 miles and it's my one shot to go for it.

I don't mind serving but I absolutely am not willing to sacrifice my thru hike or my trip to Thailand. If I respond I feel like it will be denied.

Any advice? I know just can't ignore it. Should I say I'm still in a big rig?

PackRat's Comment
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I would call the court house and explain your situation to them as you just typed out here. I think that they can best answer your questions.

Jetguy's Comment
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A friend, when he went the first day of court, said that another person told the judge: "I have plane ticket for my trip". The judge excused him. Then a couple people later, another person said, " I have my plane ticket". Excused also. Seems like another person used this reason also. All excused. So in these case, they spent the money, and had a trip planned, the judge let them go.

For myself, when I was called, I did not want to go- married with kids- I didn't want the $10/day they're paid (or whatever it was). I needed to work. I telephoned the lady at the courthouse,- I guess she worked for the judge. "I can't serve I need to work. I've got kids, and blah, blah". Anyway she wrote down I was excused.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Walk in and yell ...... Hang them all! and you will be sent home for yelling in the court room.smile.gif

Chris the stick slinger's Comment
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Walk in and yell ...... Hang them all! and you will be sent home for yelling in the court room.smile.gif

You either get out of jury duty or a 30 day all inclusive stay at the counties finest bed and breakfast.

Win win if you ask me....

David S.'s Comment
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Are you gonna be here for the Songkran festitival?

I just got off the road (turned my truck in and voluntarily left. I'm leaving for Thailand in a few days and now I see a summons for Juror Duty the day after I think I'll be coming back. However, 4 days after that is my approved permit start date to start a Pacific Crest Trail thru hike. Which is over 2,660 miles and it's my one shot to go for it.

I don't mind serving but I absolutely am not willing to sacrifice my thru hike or my trip to Thailand. If I respond I feel like it will be denied.

Any advice? I know just can't ignore it. Should I say I'm still in a big rig?

Jetguy's Comment
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I just got off the road (turned my truck in and voluntarily left. I'm leaving for Thailand in a few days and now I see a summons for Juror Duty the day after I think I'll be coming back. However, 4 days after that is my approved permit start date to start a Pacific Crest Trail thru hike. Which is over 2,660 miles and it's my one shot to go for it.

I don't mind serving but I absolutely am not willing to sacrifice my thru hike or my trip to Thailand. If I respond I feel like it will be denied.

Any advice? I know just can't ignore it. Should I say I'm still in a big rig?

Are you planning to hike the entire length? How many days hiking are you planning? I see it goes from Campo to Manning Park. Because of weather and temp, I would think you would start at Campo CA and go north. How are you going to do it?

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Lol Until they send those summons certified mail, no way they know that you ever got it ! I did duty once, took 4-5 days then find out job don't pay me for time off. Never went again, toss em in trash. I did like doing it, but not going to for free ! Downtown, Los Angeles then, never again !

I figured best way if I ever showed up again to be cut loose, to tell judge "If they are this far in their case, and here in court, they MUST be guilty !" good-luck.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Lol Until they send those summons certified mail, no way they know that you ever got it ! I did duty once, took 4-5 days then find out job don't pay me for time off. Never went again, toss em in trash. I did like doing it, but not going to for free ! Downtown, Los Angeles then, never again !

I figured best way if I ever showed up again to be cut loose, to tell judge "If they are this far in their case, and here in court, they MUST be guilty !" good-luck.gif

Even thought it is my civic duty as a citizen - I'm about the same way.

No Proof Of Delivery - No Proof I RECEIVED IT.

I've done a couple of JD summonses in my day - depends on if there are any scheduling conflicts involved.

Rick

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Craig, sent you a PM about the PCT.

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