What NOT to do if called for jury duty...
What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Dazed and confused
(Personal info deleted to protect the guilty. -Ed.)
**** was supposed to report for jury duty in a drunken driving case. Instead, according to a sheriff’s deputy, the 50-year-old man from **** skipped jury duty so he himself could drink.
**** received a summons to appear as a prospective juror. When he didn't show up on Monday, a bailiff called his house. **** told the bailiff he was too busy to come to court.
Judge **** instructed officers to bring **** to the courthouse. Deputies say they detected a strong odor of alcohol on him. They kept **** in custody during the driving-while-intoxicated trial.
**** told the judge that he had been drinking rum in the morning. [The judge] found **** in contempt of court and fined him $250.
There are two rules for success:
(1) Never tell everything you know.