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While I enjoy a good court show, or mystery, etc.

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I think I'd be so bored setting through a real court trial.  I've been called in and almost had a case but didn't have to do.  On t.v. it has a time limit, but in real life, they can go on and on.

 

How do you feel about court cases?

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Re: While I enjoy a good court show, or mystery, etc.

Funny you should ask.  I just got a jury summons in the mail.

I've had several summons but only had to serve once.  It only lasted one day and wasn't a bad experience.  

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Re: While I enjoy a good court show, or mystery, etc.

@qualitygal   Trials do go on and on, but what I found boring was sitting in the jury pool for hours waiting to be called when I knew from the type of case one of the lawyers would be sure to use their challenge to dismiss me.  I went through that process twice, so once I turned 70, I used my age card so that I'd never be called again.

 

Probably a good thing I did that because now my short-term memory would make me a poor juror.  

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Re: While I enjoy a good court show, or mystery, etc.


@qualitygal wrote:

I think I'd be so bored setting through a real court trial.  I've been called in and almost had a case but didn't have to do.  On t.v. it has a time limit, but in real life, they can go on and on.

 

How do you feel about court cases?


@qualitygal   I hope I am never called for jury duty again....the first time I was notified was when I lived in Pittsburgh and was chosen for the case.  It was a murder trial that went on and on...and we were quarantined for 2 days.  I was really nervous when the trial was over with a guilty verdict.  The courthouse lobby was crowded with angry family members and I just wanted to go home.  I have never been called since thank goodness. 

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Re: While I enjoy a good court show, or mystery, etc.

The high profile court cases you see on tv are not the rule.  Law is extremely boring as a whole and tedious.  

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Re: While I enjoy a good court show, or mystery, etc.

5 years ago, I was subpoenaed as a witness. I was in court each day. Believe me, I wasn't bored.

 

On the 1st day, there were several defendants who had their initial hearings in the same courtroom. It was a learning experience about a whole different world and creepy when hearing what they were charged with.

 

My late husband was a juror in a murder case. The jurors were sequestered for 10 days. He wasn't bored during the hours of the trial.

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Re: While I enjoy a good court show, or mystery, etc.

I've been on two juries serving as foreperson on one of them. One was a county trial and one was federal. They were interesting...not boring at all! That being said, I feel I've done my duty and don't want to serve again.

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Re: While I enjoy a good court show, or mystery, etc.

When I surved on 2 juries I found them to be totally interesting and I learned a lot.

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Re: While I enjoy a good court show, or mystery, etc.

The first time I was called for jury duty (and I've been called at least a half a dozen times) was the only time I served.  It was an armed bank robbery, tried in Federal court.  Fortunately, the case was pretty clear cut and the trial only lasted 3 days.  I hated serving and fortunately was never picked again for a jury.  Now that I'm past 70 years old I no longer have to be concerned about it, thank goodness!

 

 

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Re: While I enjoy a good court show, or mystery, etc.

I was not aware that there is an age limit, but I suppose it makes sense.

 

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