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19-02-2012, 15:55   #1
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Jury Duty - Have to stay in a hotel?

I was called for jury duty this tuesday, and I'm just wondering what happens if you get picked. Do they only put you in a hotel when you have to come to a verdict, and not for the entire duration of the trial? Because I've tickets to a gig on Wednesday night that I really want to go to

Also, I assume you are expected to go back to work if not picked? (I've an 90minute commute back to work )

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19-02-2012, 16:04   #2
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Yeah you can go home at the end of the day if the trial is ongoing.
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19-02-2012, 16:05   #3
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Yeah you can go home at the end of the day if the trial is ongoing.
Great, thanks
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19-02-2012, 16:13   #4
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Was called a couple of times, if you are released from the court at anytime during your working day, you are obliged to make your way to work. I would suggest that if the time left in the working day is less than the commute to your place of work, you call your boss and get his verbal permission to go home instead. Just what I would do to cover myself

Also a jury are only sequestered if the case warrants it...possible threat to jurors safety/integrity in/or high media profile case.......Enjoy the gig
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20-02-2012, 13:46   #5
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When I done jury service during the summer, I was picked for a case (only a couple of days), and the person who looks after the jury (can't remember their title) said that they don't do the hotel thing anymore...
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21-02-2012, 14:59   #6
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Well I didn't get picked, but have to go back on Thursday anyway That's over €40 gone on travelling
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21-02-2012, 15:28   #7
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I thought you could claim, reasonable vouched expenses?? You should check the website re expenses........now, don't get excited,it may have been cut in recent years!!! But it is my memory that such a support existed once upon a time!!
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21-02-2012, 16:52   #8
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Yeah, I asked them today and they said they don't do it, which is annoying
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21-02-2012, 16:57   #9
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afaik no expenses. It is a civic duty
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