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I full time with an Livingston, TX (Escapee) address. I just received our mail forwarded from Escapees' and I find a Jury Summons from the District Clerk in Livingston. When I opened my forwarded mail this morning I see I was to have appeared in the Polk County Judicial Center last week. I don't qualify for any of the seven "acceptable" Exemptions. I full time and have not been to Livingston for 14 months now. I don't expect to return for another 10 +/- months.

 

Any suggestions on how to handle this would be appreciated.

 

 

Eric, currently outside Fort Wayne, IN

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Funny story: Livingston has been so good about cancelling our jury duty notices. So we decided to be nice and spend a month in Livingston and call the courthouse as requested when we return to the area. Well, it was November 2013 so we did just that (plus we had other things to take care of). We thought we were being nice and doing our duty. When we called as soon as getting into town, the response was "oh, we don't do jury trials in November"! Geeze..we tried!

Carol

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If you get a summons but are released without service, your name goes right back into the lottery, while if you do report for service, even if released your name then goes to the bottom of the list.

 

On the volunteer for jury service thing, we did so volunteer some years ago and when we called the court to do so they asked us to report on the following Monday as they had an unusually large number of trials and were going to have to call additional people. On Monday we arrived and even though the names for each court jury pool are pulled by random, we both ended up in the same pool for the same trial. Pam was juror #14 and I was # 18 so with it being a murder trial there was a high degree of probability that we might get called. During the selection process it was noticed that we had the same last name and address, so the judge called us up to discuss if we could sit on the same jury and not discuss the proceedings, then released us both. As a result we showed as having served, but only spent one day in the process.

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Someone will provide the correct information on this but I believe it depends on what level of mail service you sign up for with Escapees. In my case I use the cheapest and my jury notice is usually past due by the time I get it. I do call immediatly and inform them I just got it and that I am a traveling Escapee and have never had an issue.

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MyRVMail notifies us when we get a jury duty notification so there is no missed call for jury duty. I'm surprised Escapees doesn't have more modern mail service.

Hi SPII

 

Why bother. Read the other experiences (as posted) of those of us with Livingston addresses.

 

Great support from both the Mail Service and local Polk County folks.

 

Dave O

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We have been Rainbow Dr. residents 12 years. I believe we both have had summons between 4 and times each. Being we don't get a mail drop too often, the reporting date is long gone. We always call and there is never a problem. Funny as we 50 Plus years residents of Penna., I was called twice and my wife never. Believe me calling in Penna, and being late or a no--show just doesn't fly!

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