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Post Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:22 am

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I have been called up for Jury Service.

I last did this about 20 years ago when I was an employee in a large company so getting time off wasn't much of a problem. This time around I cannot afford to lose business being absent from work for any length of time. I intend to write and request that I be excused from attending because I'm self employed - I'm sure it will not be a problem. I just wondered what others did under these circumstances?
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Post Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:57 am

write a letter, stating that in the current climate you are very fortunate to be very very busy and are booked up for the next 12 months with contact work, you are unable to take on any more new work sooner than in 5 months time never mind drop all to do jury service, state that your head of your company there is no one qualified or the system's aren't in place to replace you, therefore if they don't want another failed company and more on the dole queue defer it for the time being,

I did this two years ago and it worked, i asked a solicitor to write a letter for me but he refused, saying it was everyone duty, I'll not tell you what i said to him.
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Post Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:10 am

I went in.
Went through the rigamarole, it took all morning.
But the case was not brought to trial so we all got sent home.
About two weeks later I got a check in the mail for $8!
Woo Hoo!
I do think you are offered the option not to go if you can prove that it is a hardship.
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Post Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:23 am

I've never been called up but, to be honest, I wouldn't mind doing it. It could be a nice easy couple of weeks doing something different. The problems arise if you get involved in a complicated trial that goes on for months and months.

It used to be fairly easy to get out of, and the standard joke about being a defendant was that you were being judged by twelve people who were too stupid to get off jury duty. However, I seem to recall reading that the rules had been tightened up recently, and that it is now a lot more difficult to escape.

I shouldn't worry about it Phill. Your company will probably run a lot smoother with you out of the way. :D

That's what Alison told me anyway.
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Post Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:24 am

Never been called up Phill, but its pretty hard to get out of it in oz from what I've been told.

A mate got called up once. When he was ushered into the room and the opposing solicitors asked him questions about his views, he made sure he gave controversial answers.

Q What is your views in regards to the aboriginal community.
A They are the reason for crime in our area

Q What are your views on juvenile crime
A They should bring back hanging.

It went on for a while longer and he was excused. The solicitors gave him a lecture about his radical views, telling him he should be more tolerant. But he's never been called up again. :)

Reminds me when I was called as the main witness to a car accident I witnesses 9 years previous where the old man in the accident died of his injuries.

They'd spent several years looking for me, eventually employing a PI to find my sister in the hope she would tell them where I was.

The PI eventually caught up with me, handed me a summons to appear in court the next day.

My boss wasn't happy as I was a manager and it was our busiest time of year.

He said to the PI that he expected to be compensated. The PI said he would.

So, next day I'm there at 8am being interviewed by the Barrister before the case was called. I was eventually called up just before lunch to give evidence.

Half way through, the judge suggested he adjourn for lunch, and I was reminded I was still under oath.. I was forbidden to talk to anyone.

Eventually we went back to court and I was put back on the stand to be told I was no longer required.

I went to the court office and asked what was required to get compensation for my boss. By this stage it was nearly 2pm.

He looked at a sheet of paper and says, you were on the stand for 30 minutes in total, so thats all your entitled too. :evil:

I wasted a whole day basically, and was only offered compensation for the time I was on the stand. What a joke.

My boss was livid.

I can understand why most people I know shudder at the thought of being away from work for several weeks. It would be damaging to my business to take time off without any notice.
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Post Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:03 pm

i did it about ten years ago, i wasn't keen but didn't mind because i was employed, although as i knew the company i worked for weren't big enough to swallow two weeks + pay an agency driver i took half of it as paid holiday.

anyways, to get there with bus / train would not have got me to court in time, i used the company truck (big tipper) for getting to and fro work so that was out the question, the only car i had was one of my modified yank cars, they paid the expenses daily and soon decided (after 3 days) that i wasn't needed when i was putting in for fuel for a 7.2ltr V8 chrysler drinking at the rate of about 6 miles per (uk) gallon ! i was about 30 miles from the court but no direct public transport routes so there wasn't much they could say really,

i spent most of my time in the common room, we got there for 8:30am, had coffee, sat about, i wasn't called first day so was home by 11am, same the next day, thirsd day i was one of 15 called in a manslaughter charge but wasn't one of the final 12. again home by midday, so in all, most of my paid week was mine anyways, and i got about £75 for my troubles

personally i wouldn't have wanted to do it, they summarised before selecting the final 12 and the guy was up for running over a pedestrian who later died, the pedestrian had run across in front of the guys truck (who's tacho said he wasn't speeding) not even giving the trucker time to brake,

i think it was an early civil case brought by the family of some dimwitted pedestrian who didn't look before crossing, in my opinion the were trying to get someone convicted of manslaughter on the grounds of lack of due care and attention (or similar), the guy has an open map on the dash but an oncoming witness said he'd've had no time to avoid regardless of whether he may or may not have been glancing at the map!

being a driver at the time i think i woulda been very biased anyways!

I couldn't afford to do it now though. :D
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Post Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:05 pm

The other thing is my Citation is for the week commencing 20th April. If I don't get excused and end up on the Jury for a case lasting more than a couple weeks I'll miss the sign show.

And I've already paid for my accommodation, meal, flights an everything :-?
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Post Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:02 pm

Phill wrote:The other thing is my Citation is for the week commencing 20th April. If I don't get excused and end up on the Jury for a case lasting more than a couple weeks I'll miss the sign show.

And I've already paid for my accommodation, meal, flights an everything :-?



That alone should help you defer Phill
Anything pre-booked is a good reason to give. you will not be excused, but should get deferred, and may not be asked again.

Also tell them you wont do it unless they bring back hanging,

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Post Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:39 pm

Should you have to do it Phil, you can get (I believe) something like £100 per day from the FSB (I'm sure you've said before your a member). I know it doesn't cover a days loss of business but better than nothing!!
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Post Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:37 pm

Re: Jury Service

Phill wrote:I have been called up for Jury Service.

I last did this about 20 years ago when I was an employee in a large company so getting time off wasn't much of a problem. This time around I cannot afford to lose business being absent from work for any length of time. I intend to write and request that I be excused from attending because I'm self employed - I'm sure it will not be a problem. I just wondered what others did under these circumstances?


Hey Phil,

I was called up last year in total 3 times each time I tried to cancel - they wouldn't let me. I had to cancel various appointments and a training course etc only each time for the case to be canceled itself - very annoying - - Im waiting just now for them to try again, and will explain that I just aint going to do it unless they are prepared to pay for me canceling anything in anticipation.

You do not get paid what you earn either you get a set hourly rate which is a pittance.

I have always fancied doing it but these days just too busy and it would cost too much money!

Id like to hear if you succesfully avoid it!
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Post Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:46 pm

Phill, just found out the best way for you to avoid jury service,
see paragraph #6 :wink:


http://www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/cour ... e_0404.pdf
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Post Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:55 pm

I have taken on board all your advice and have drafted the following letter.


"Dear Sor.
Thankyou very much for givin moi the opportunity to ensure some toe rag is put in der klink.
Is it cos I is black dat you has summonsed me?
Anyroadup - I would prefers not to come to the corte as I is very very busy wiv me buziness n dat. So me and me bitches is selling spliffs on dat day

Aber Ich vill send in my guilty verdict by post if dats awright?

Sank you vonce agin fur das opportunity to put some scumbag down.. aber on dis occasion I cannot come.

Yours sincerely

Heinz Fiftyseven" (puppy-eyes)

It's a plan :-?
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Post Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:39 pm

You'll be first in!
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Post Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:11 pm

phil your one past Upney :D :D :D
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Post Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:12 am

Phill wrote:I have taken on board all your advice and have drafted the following letter.


"Dear Sor.
Thankyou very much for givin moi the opportunity to ensure some toe rag is put in der klink.
Is it cos I is black dat you has summonsed me?
Anyroadup - I would prefers not to come to the corte as I is very very busy wiv me buziness n dat. So me and me bitches is selling spliffs on dat day

Aber Ich vill send in my guilty verdict by post if dats awright?

Sank you vonce agin fur das opportunity to put some scumbag down.. aber on dis occasion I cannot come.

Yours sincerely

Heinz Fiftyseven" (puppy-eyes)

It's a plan :-?


Wow sounds like you could be doing jury service for your own case Phil?
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Post Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:25 pm

Re: Jury Service

Phill wrote:I have been called up for Jury Service.


There's a gonna be a hanging....yeehah! :D :D
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Post Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:31 pm

I did service a few years back. Lucky enough to have staff in the shop to look after things. Despite the uproar it inevitably causes, it was something I would do again if at all possible. It enables you to see how things happen in cases. Although the system isn't perfect, at least we have one and it does work. Over two weeks I sat in on a company fraud, very interesting and a sexual assault on a ten year old, very scary for a parent to be involved in.

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Post Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:46 pm

Thing is I have done Jury service before. Your not allowed to speak about what goes on in the Jury room but I was quite amazed at the lack of integrity shown by some other jurors. I came to my own conclusion (rightly or wrongly) that the average person is probably not fit to serve (and I include myself among them) and a better system would be to have "trained" jurors to arrive at an intelligent conclusion based on what is often complicated evidence.

Look at the OJ Simpson trial - Guilty as sin and all the evidence was presented to prove it - yet still the half wits serving as Jurors managed to find him not guilty :-? Same thing probably goes on all the time :roll:
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Post Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:09 pm

Jurors are influenced by actors that call themselves Baristers,
the better the performance the better the chance you will get off, or be convicted, but depends on how much you can afford to pay the actors...
OJ and Jackson?



I would prefer to trust an inquisitorial system, as the French do,
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Post Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:09 pm

Never confuse justice with the law.

The legal fraternity are, in its purest form, university trained liars.

A former friend of mine recently murdered his lovely wife. Everyone knew hew was guilty, but his Barrister convinced the court that they didn't want a jury, and would rather go with a judge only trial.

The police said it was a popular advice by defence lawyers for men that murdered their spouses. Most Jury members are 50% female or more, and they would have sympathised with the dead wife.

With a Judge only trial, the Barrister only has to convince the Judge.

My ex friend broke his neck many years ago, and recovered to walk with a slight limp. He claimed self defence, claiming he was an invalid. In court, his barrister had him trussed up in neck braces, and made him out to be a real basket case.

The judge ruled because of his 'severe disability' he would rule that it was self defence as he was clearly not in a state to murder anyone, but was probably fearful of his own demise at the hands of his wife.

When the verdict was handed down, he walked unaided from the courts with a smile from ear to ear. Because of our double jeopardy laws, he can't be re tried... he got off scott free.

Even though all the neighbours testified that he was a violent man and threatened his wife many times.

One neighbour admitted seeing the wife push her husband over (in self defense for all we know) but the barrister harped on the point that she was seen to be 'violent' to him, so if gave his self defense story some credibility. The judge bought it.

Now he has sole custody of his 10yo daughter who saw the whole thing. But, because his barrister had her barred from giving evidence (too young and emotional) the truth was never revealed.

I feel for the poor kids life now.

So, the 'law' can be used and abused too. If your Barrister has a good 'poker face' you are home and hosed it seems.

Sorry, only seen two solicitors that I've ever liked, and they both are too nice for their own good. Haven't met a barrister yet that I'm truly comfortable with.... and I've met a few unfortunately.
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Post Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:26 pm

Would you believe that in yesterday's mail I got a jury survey letter from the next county over?
It uses your info to screen you for potentially being in the state grand jury or something (big court)
You had to fill it in with a #2 pencil just like back in school days.
It did have a check box if your being away from your job would create a hardship so I checked it.
I don't want to have to travel down to Pittsburgh for jury duty!
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Post Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:45 am

that's an awful story Shane, but one i fear is all too common.

i think jurors should have to spend the first couple of hours doing not only an intelligence test, but also a common sense test (as we all know very intelligent people that make you wonder how their gene pool has continued for so long). at least then we would have people capable of intellegent thought processes and more of a fair trial.

I also think that barristers of clearly guilty defendents, who ply the court with twisted half truths in order to get the scrote off, should have to share the sentence if they lose, let see them defend the obviously guilty now.
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Post Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:21 am

Hugh Potter wrote:
I also think that barristers of clearly guilty defendents, who ply the court with twisted half truths in order to get the scrote off, should have to share the sentence if they lose, let see them defend the obviously guilty now.


I feel that if the crim gets off as a result of the lies told by his legal counsel, then re offends, like a murderer or pedophile, then the barrister should be accountable too.

Unfortunately if that were the case, no barrister would take a case and we'd have mayhem. Not to mention the insurance costs just to get to court.

Should go back to the school days and settle it behind the boys toilets
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Post Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:06 pm

I think that jury duty should be confined to pensioners.

1. They have the time.
2. Being older, and hopefully a bit wiser, we should get better verdicts.
3. They can do something useful to earn their state pension.

There is a case for making the unemployed do it, and thereby make a contribution to the society that keeps them, but I would worry about the quality of verdict we would get from a lot of them.
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Post Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:38 pm

I got a letter back today stating that they had declined my request to be excused from Jury Service. However, if I phone in 24hrs before being due to sit they would re-consider the position then.

Straightaway, I phoned the sheriff clerks office and pleaded my case explaining that I need to be able to plan my week ahead and not knowing if I would be required to attend for an unspecified period of time ahead means that I will inevitable have to turn down business. This got me nowhere and I have written a long letter stating my position and asking them to reconsider.

I really think it's incredible that they will not allow someone who has a genuine reason not to attend (and there must be many employees of larger companies and public sector that would welcome a break from work). I also pointed out that I have flights and hotel accommodation booked for my trip to the sign show on the 28th 29th of April.

During my phonecall I asked what would happen if I didn't turn up. I was told I could be arrested and face a possible 3 months jail term :-? :-?
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Post Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:14 pm

Cant Hank go in your place?

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Post Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:20 pm

Phill, my brother in law (who incidently lives in Glasgow) suffered the same problem as you!

The UK's laws are crazy sometimes! (hot)
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Post Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:03 pm

During my phone call I asked what would happen if I didn't turn up. I was told I could be arrested and face a possible 3 months jail term :-? :-?[/quote]

Do not worry Phil they will never get a jury together. and we will all volunteer

Check out some of the clips here i love the first audio addressing the court

http://www.porridge.org.uk/clips.html

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Post Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:40 am

Phill wrote:During my phonecall I asked what would happen if I didn't turn up. I was told I could be arrested and face a possible 3 months jail term :-? :-?


Its simply scare tactics mate. 'you could be arrested?' is not you 'would' be arrested. I'd take my chances then get a solicitor to defend you if it ended up in court. The fact that you've booked a flight and accommodation that is non refundable is a pretty good argument. You can prove the bookings were made before the jury service was advised. You've notified them of the fact, and offered to have it deferred.

I'd write a letter back to the sheriff and state that very fact.

Make sure you diarise all conversations. Who and when you spoke to someone.

Failing that, the file will be in the chocolate cake. :P
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Post Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:28 pm

wow... so that does affect ur plans sign uk too! Deferral me thinks
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Post Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:17 pm

John Childs wrote:It used to be fairly easy to get out of, and the standard joke about being a defendant was that you were being judged by twelve people who were too stupid to get off jury duty.


:-?


My Citation is for the 20th April - and I think the mere fact that I have already booked (prior to receiving the citation) to go to the sign show on the 28th 29th is good enough reason in itself to be excused.

When I first received the citation there was a section to return with a form to fill in if you believed you should be excused. I wrote that I was self employed expecting this to be sufficient. My letter back yesterday was 2 pages long explaining I had already booked to go away for two days on the 28th 29th, going on about the economy, difficult trading conditions, fighting to keep my business afloat, struggling to make a living to feed my family etc. etc. - It even brought a lump to my throat when I read it back to myself, and I confidently expect them to reconsider in my favour (and possibly even give me some sort of award for being such an upstanding pillar of the community). :D
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Post Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:28 pm

Phill wrote: It even brought a lump to my throat when I read it back to myself, and I confidently expect them to reconsider in my favour (and possibly even give me some sort of award for being such an upstanding pillar of the community). :D





:lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:


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Post Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:21 pm

Phill wrote:
John Childs wrote:It used to be fairly easy to get out of, and the standard joke about being a defendant was that you were being judged by twelve people who were too stupid to get off jury duty.


:-?


My Citation is for the 20th April - and I think the mere fact that I have already booked (prior to receiving the citation) to go to the sign show on the 28th 29th is good enough reason in itself to be excused.

When I first received the citation there was a section to return with a form to fill in if you believed you should be excused. I wrote that I was self employed expecting this to be sufficient. My letter back yesterday was 2 pages long explaining I had already booked to go away for two days on the 28th 29th, going on about the economy, difficult trading conditions, fighting to keep my business afloat, struggling to make a living to feed my family etc. etc. - It even brought a lump to my throat when I read it back to myself, and I confidently expect them to reconsider in my favour (and possibly even give me some sort of award for being such an upstanding pillar of the community). :D


can i have your pudding :roll: .........wot!
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Post Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:01 pm

No you can't - you can put all my food in a doggy bag and send it to the jail were I will be languishing in for contempt of court :-?
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Post Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:54 pm

George Elsmore wrote:No Problem


:lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Reminds of "Deidrie" the "weatherield One"
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Post Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:51 pm

Got home this evening to find a reply to my letter of a few days ago.

It said:- "As previously discussed you are not eligible for exemption. :-? ..."However, in the exceptional circumstances we will give you leave from attending for up to one year, but please be advised if you are called after that date you will be unable to be excused on the same grounds"

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Post Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:04 pm

what non-sense!
well im pleased ur coming Phill.

So with that, I am pleased to announce that the first round is on you.
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Post Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:06 pm

so your not going to the sign show next year?
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Phill wrote:Got home this evening to find a reply to my letter of a few days ago.

It said:- "As previously discussed you are not eligible for exemption. :-? ..."However, in the exceptional circumstances we will give you leave from attending for up to one year, but please be advised if you are called after that date you will be unable to be excused on the same grounds"

:yeeha:


Woohoo you now have a whole 12 months to dream up another excuse!!! :lol1: :lol1:
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Post Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:21 pm

Good news Phil,
Amazing how the powers that be back down, just by mentioning a night out with uksg

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Post Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:27 am

Thats great news.... I couldn't work out how to get that damned file in the cake anyway....
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Shane Drew wrote:Thats great news.... I couldn't work out how to get that damned file in the cake anyway....


you be amazed at how small/compressed you can get files these days :roll:
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Post Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:22 am

Woohoo you now have a whole 12 months to dream up another excuse!!! :lol1: :lol1:



Canoe??? Beach???? Panama???? :D
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Post Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:23 am

ooopps - double posty thingy
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I do not believe it!!

12 months later and I get a recorded delivery letter with a citation to attend Jury Service on the 10th May. (hot)

Any ideas how to wriggle out of it again :-?
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Post Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:46 pm

:D ...hehe...I bet the registrar was chuckling when they posted that one out
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Post Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:05 pm

haha....

Looks like Alisons going to be busy :D
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Post Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:19 pm

Ian Johnston wrote:so your not going to the sign show next year?


I was nearly right
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Post Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:21 pm

A nice juicy fraud case.

Six months should cover it. :D
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Post Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:27 pm

Phill wrote:
Any ideas how to wriggle out of it again :-?


tell them you can't leave the house coz your trapped by the volcano dust.... might work
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Post Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:31 pm

I can't help but think that Phill is getting an easy ride here.

Can some of you give Shane and I a hand please. :rofl:
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Post Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:40 pm

John Childs wrote:A nice juicy fraud case.

Six months should cover it. :D


Now that would be nice as think they would then pay you for 5 months and 2 weeks :lol1:
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Post Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:07 pm

I have a plan.

I will write and ask to be excused on psychiatric grounds... :-?

I'll explain that I am extremely bigoted in my attitude towards law breakers. As far as I'm concerned, it's difficult enough for the police to get a scumbag to go to court never mind secure a conviction. If there's enough evidence for the (oh i swore !) to be charged, then I have no doubt whatsoever that he is guilty.

Given my extreme views - I am hardly a likely candidate to provide anyone with a fair trial :-?

It's a plan - it might work :lol1:
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Post Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:20 pm

Yes it would work Phil,
has been done many times before, the problem is you still have to turn up to be chosen or rejected as a juror.
look at it as your duty, rather than complaining about how unfair it is for you to comply with what most of the rest of society has to do once in a lifetime,
You often complain about how unjust laws and regulations are, being a juror is one way you could contribute to changing things.
dont just leave it to others,


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Post Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:22 pm

But I have served on a jury before - and I was dismayed at the lack of integrity displayed by other jurors. Read this entire thread again and you will get my meaning.
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Post Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:29 pm

I was just checking the dates on this topic.
Would you believe I was also called back for jury duty?
It was the Federal Courts though not county, and I would have had to drive to Pittsburgh and be on call for two straight weeks.
I called and talked to someone on the jury commission, he said I would have to send in a letter saying it would be a hardship, and I did.
Haven't heard back....yet.
Phill I think they are in cahoots.
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Post Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:33 pm

Phill wrote:But I have served on a jury before - and I was dismayed at the lack of integrity displayed by other jurors. Read this entire thread again and you will get my meaning.


cant be bothered to read it all Phill
I hear what say,
Bureaucracy can be a pita cant it?

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Post Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:27 am

:lol1: :lol1: :lol1: you tempted fate Phill!
I served on a jury only once before, about 24 years ago when I was just 17! I was in the high court for 6 weeks for a fraud trial ....... boring as hell. But got paid for not being at work!
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Post Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:04 pm

My son got a letter today advising him that he is now eligible for Jury service and his name will remain on the register for the next two years meaning he could get called up any time with only 3 weeks notice.

Is this pick on the Fentons week :-?
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Post Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:32 pm

sounds like a conspiracy to me phill :P
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Post Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:25 pm

Phill wrote:Is this pick on the Fentons week :-?

Sh!t. Are you still here?

Get down the courthouse. :-?
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Post Mon May 10, 2010 12:49 pm

Result :thumbup2:

Turned up at 10.15 this morning along with a whole lot of other shifty looking characters who were there as potential jurors :-?

After much hanging about and waiting I eventually got sent away having not been selected. I was told I was now excused and wouldn't be called again.

What troubles me is why wasn't I picked, is there something wrong with me (puppy-eyes)
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Post Mon May 10, 2010 1:07 pm

Phill wrote:Result :thumbup2:


What troubles me is why wasn't I picked, is there something wrong with me (puppy-eyes)


i'm sure JC would have had an answer ready and waiting for this eventuality!

Lucky escape or divine intervention? either way you're now excused!
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Post Mon May 10, 2010 4:24 pm

Phill, did you build yourself up tho ready for it? a change from sign making after all the hassles
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Post Tue May 11, 2010 12:10 am

Phill wrote:Result :thumbup2:


What troubles me is why wasn't I picked, is there something wrong with me (puppy-eyes)


You probably looked shiftier than all the others mate... or it could have been the 'I've not been to a good hangin' for years' T Shirt you were wearing. :roll:
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Post Tue May 11, 2010 11:50 pm

Phill wrote:Result :thumbup2:

Turned up at 10.15 this morning along with a whole lot of other shifty looking characters who were there as potential jurors :-?

After much hanging about and waiting I eventually got sent away having not been selected. I was told I was now excused and wouldn't be called again.

What troubles me is why wasn't I picked, is there something wrong with me (puppy-eyes)


Not so much hanging then Phill :hung:
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Post Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:39 pm

Would you believe it? Another year on and today Alison got a letter in the post telling her she was selected for jury service this year :roll:
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Post Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:24 pm

Phill Fenton wrote:Would you believe it? Another year on and today Alison got a letter in the post telling her she was selected for jury service this year :roll:

they are insistent lol

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