June 15th, 2009


Jury Duty...

I got a summons this weekend. Ugn suck. This is the 4th or 5th time I've been summoned for Jury Duty, but so far I haven't had to go yet. I'm guessing this will be the time that I actually have to.

I'm weighing my options if I should seek to be excused if only for two reasons (otherwise I realize how important this is as a citizen). #1. I'm self employed. I can't just take 'time off'. I've heard they're fairly lenient with the self employed (Esp contracted workers). #2. I work nights. I may very well fall asleep during the trial or the waiting between.

I'm wondering if I should bother to seek the excuse or suck it up and go. I guess if I make 'my case' and explain my worries then the judge can decide if I'm okay or not. I just feel that if I'm not going to be awake enough to listen to dilberations, then I will not be doing my duty as a citizen. I have tried many times before and I just cannot adjust my sleeping schedule so easily. And let's face it, Jury Duty is /boring/ and can last several days.

If anything, does anyone (with experience) have any suggestions for what to do while I'm serving?
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