Recently a judge asked me to republish the following article about jury service.
Bryan L. From Oakland asks; “How do I get out of jury duty.”
Dear Bryan; seriously, shame on you. Simple answer, DON’T.
One sure way to get out of being on a jury is to be a criminal defendant- then you don’t have to sit on a jury and, at the same time, you will hope to God that you will have a group of people who didn’t try and evade their civic responsibility who can sit and fairly hear your case and defense. Another way is become a convicted felon and be deprived of your constitutional rights such as bearing arms, being free from unlawful search and seizure and the ability to sit on a jury or vote.