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Jury duty News

Telephone jury duty scam making the rounds…again

Jury duty scams have been making the rounds for years. Recently, this type of fraud has made a comeback in many states. Scammers typically call their victims by telephone.

Judge jails juror for texting during trial

Salem - An Oregon judge sent a 26-year-old juror to jail for texting during a trial. After explaining to jurors cellphones were not allowed, one juror disobeyed the rule.

Tampa judge gives juror more jury duty for misconduct

Tampa - When Hillsborough Circuit Judge William Fuente learned a prospective juror had Googled the defendant's name, he told Vishnu P. Singh to expect to be jailed. But the punishment handed down was completely different.

Busted: Woman shares on radio she lied to judge about jury duty

Denver - A Colorado woman has gotten herself in hot water. First she lied to a judge, and if that weren't risky enough, she bragged about it on the radio, only to now been busted for her actions.

9-year-old Massachusetts boy gets called for jury duty

Yarmouth Port - One potential juror recently called for jury duty asked for an exemption. He managed to duck out of his civil duty with little argument from the jury commission. His excuse? The boy from Yarmouth, Mass. is only 9-years-old.

New Michigan law could exempt nursing mothers from jury duty

Nursing mothers may be able to ask to be exempt from jury duty in Michigan if a new law is passed by the state's Senate next year.

Student who skipped jury duty receives 14 day prison sentence

Manchester - A 19 year old student who skipped jury duty to attend a West End show, has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for contempt of court.

Joe Biden reported for jury duty but was not picked to serve

The vice president of the United States, Joe Biden, was recently called to jury duty. Biden is the most recent official of the Obama administration that has been called to jury duty.
 

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