posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 08:55 PM
a reply to: DBCowboy
I've done jury duty. It was no big deal. Our case took a single business day. Remember not to bring your cell phone or any other recording devices. I
won't talk about the case itself for confidentiality reasons, but I was pleased w/the outcome & my contributions to the jury.
Just a fair warning though; a murder case will last a lot longer than that. And you'll have to be very careful not to read media about the case or
speak about the case. I think that if you talk about your case during the trial, they'll press charges against you (I don't remember though).
As a side note, I've never understood why people don't want to do jury duty. It's literally the most direct way a citizen can get involved in the
system. If the case is about something you care about, why not try to get selected? I see people who claim they hate the drug laws, racial profiling
laws, or whatever other laws; then they refuse to be on a jury that can overrule those laws (in that specific case).