This is why you throw out your Jury Summons
One of my co-workers answered the “call to duty” for Jury Duty in Maricopa Country.
He tried everything to be excluded, and sure enough he was picked. This is some kind of “High profile murder case” and they expect it to take at least 6 weeks. I could tell you whom, but I’d rather not. But if you watch the AZ local news you would know.
Here is the catch. Our Employer pays us for jury duty, but only if you have PTO (vacation) to cover it. We get 5 weeks a year. He has only about 2 weeks vacation right now. So, he will get $12 for 4 weeks (or a total of about $240). Keep in mind that he is a single guy with a mortgage.
He probably makes about $280 per day at his job as an engineer. So he stands to loose $5360. :eekl: I got a summons almost on the same day. I threw it away, and the maximum fine is $500.
I have done this many times, and they have never caught up to me. It looks like I made the prudent move.
I am donating some PTO (vacation) time to help him. A few others will also.
"I felt a great disturbance in the force. It felt as if a thousand voices cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced."