I got a call yesterday afternoon telling me that jury duty had been cancelled. One of the perks of living in the back of beyond is that they call you, I guess. Works for me. Anyway, here's the post I wrote in the event I did have jury duty...
In MO, you get a notice that you're in the jury pool from x-month to y-month, and as trials come up, they pull from that pool. I was in the pool from July 18th to November 20th this time, and sure enough, I got pulled for November 16th. Four more days and I would've been home free. Dang it.
Oh, I'm not that cheesed off about it. I look forward to doing my part in the judicial process. I don't look forward to the hilly drive up to the county seat first thing in the morning during Deer Hunting Season. Fingers crossed that all the deer stay off the road for my trips there and back.
I'm also not looking forward to be jammed into a space with however many people until they get us all down to the final 12. I have visions of being crammed between a redneck and a socialite. Nightmares, really.
:shrug: We'll see how it goes.
I know there were two murders in the area last year. One of them was pleaded out a couple weeks go, so I could be on the jury for the other one (if the timing is the same for those things). Most likely, it'll be a meth bust or some domestic thing.
Anyway, if I do sit a jury, I'll do as much of a write up on it as I can once I'm allowed to do so. (And I would've. Seriously.)
Have you ever been on a jury? How'd that go for you?