Results 1 to 4 of 4

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    3

    Default Using a Medical Condition to Get Out of Jury Duty

    My question involves public health law in the State of: California

    I have been "randomly selected" to serve jury duty on a four week case, but have a 13 year old child and a husband. My 13 year old is attending a new school, and I need to care for him. In addition to this I have been diagnosed with Arnold–Chiari malformation. Am I obligated to serve in this long-term trial?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    16,152

    Default Re: Arnold–chiari Malformation and Jury Duty

    You are unless the judge excuses you.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Somewhere near Canada
    Posts
    25,258

    Default Re: Arnold–chiari Malformation and Jury Duty

    Also, AC is generally treatable and rarely fatal; a basic rule of thumb is that if you can work, you can serve.

    Is there any reason you must take care of a 13 year old who is attending school full time?
    An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise - Victor Hugo

    Do not microwave grapes

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    25,822

    Default Re: Arnold–chiari Malformation and Jury Duty

    Quote Quoting 2momo123
    View Post
    My question involves public health law in the State of: California

    I have been "randomly selected" to serve jury duty on a four week case, but have a 13 year old child and a husband. My 13 year old is attending a new school, and I need to care for him. In addition to this I have been diagnosed with Arnold–Chiari malformation. Am I obligated to serve in this long-term trial?
    does your summons explain how to seek a dismissal prior to attending jury selection? If so, follow the directions and see what happens. If not, when attending the jury selection, you are typically asked if there is a reason you cannot serve. Speak up but do not lie. If setting in a jury box all day (and sometimes very long days) would be a problem, be sure to make this known. If your doctor supports your claim, have him write a letter on his letterhead stating why you cannot serve or the problems it might cause.

    while nothing you state outright is reason to excuse you, the courts may consider excusing you depending on the total facts of the issue.
    I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.

    1. Sponsored Links
       

Similar Threads

  1. Initiation of Charges: Grand Jury Duty
    By TheArgumentative in forum Criminal Procedure
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-06-2010, 09:58 PM
  2. Probation and Parole: Probation In New York And Jury Duty
    By makaveli3004 in forum Probation, Parole and Incarceration
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-18-2008, 06:30 AM
  3. Compensation and Overtime: Pay for Jury Duty and Military Leave
    By Meganj1708 in forum Compensation and Terms of Employment
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-13-2007, 01:23 PM
  4. Criminal Records: Jury Duty and Arrest Warrants
    By possiblejuror in forum Criminal Records
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-13-2007, 07:05 PM
  5. Criminal Contempt of Court: Failure to Appear for Jury Duty
    By music36 in forum Criminal Charges
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-21-2007, 02:51 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 
Forum Sponsor
Find A Lawyer - Free, confidential referrals.
Legal Forms - Buy easy-to-use legal forms.




Untitled Document