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Call the court and talk to them. My wife did (Madison, SD) and explained the situation and they told her not to

worry, she was excused. Greg

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Call the court and talk to them. My wife did and explained the situation and they told her not to

worry, she was excused. Greg

Same thing here. They asked when we planned to return and we told them..."at this time we didn't have a return date." We didn't because we had just retired and were making this an extensive trip visiting family around the country. We're back 13 months now and still haven't been recontacted and we are leaving again in 4 months.

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Mr. Camper, you might call and volunteer - we do that if we are going to be in Livingston and they always appreciate it. Of course, now that we are over 70, we are excused for that reason.

 

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Mr. Camper, you might call and volunteer - we do that if we are going to be in Livingston and they always appreciate it. Of course, now that we are over 70, we are excused for that reason.

 

Barb

Thanks for the tip.

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Sargina, if you domicile with Escapees in Livingston, just call the court number on the jury call and tell them that you are an Escapee and traveling. They will release you and ask you to volunteer the next time that you are in Livingston and plan to be there for a while.

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It really depends on your domicile. The three most popular full timer states - SD,TX, and FL - will either take you off the jury duty rolls or excuse you. SD took my wife and I off the rolls.

There have been some horror story posts about some states that are completely inflexible and issue warrants for arrest.

I would check with the court clerk in your domicile and see what the local rules/practices are.

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For many, the biggest challenge is not ordering their mail soon enough to learn they have been called for jury duty before the court date. Different domiciles have different reactions to you neither showing up nor calling.

 

Linda Sand

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We called told them we just got the notice in our forwarded mail were 2000 miles away could not be back in time.It was not a problem,

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When I was driving truck I got one to appear when I was in CA. I called and told them, there was an arrest warrant when I got back. Had to hire a lawyer and go to court. One of the local judges here is a real ass.

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It really depends on your domicile. The three most popular full timer states - SD,TX, and FL - will either take you off the jury duty rolls or excuse you. SD took my wife and I off the rolls.

There have been some horror story posts about some states that are completely inflexible and issue warrants for arrest.

I would check with the court clerk in your domicile and see what the local rules/practices are.

Over our 1st 7 years Ron has received 2 notices. Like you we called and were told no problem. while passing by thru 3 years ago we stopped in the appropriate office at the court house in Madison and the staff told us they would take our names off the list. Ya, no. Got my summons in the January mail and when I called I was told the form had to be filled out and returned by the end of the month. No more just call and your off the hook.

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We had our mail forwarded and received a jury notice late. Called no problem. Then I received a jury notice for Federal District Court. For Colorado it is handled out of Denver which is 250 miles from our home. We were out of state again. They would not accept phone calls. Everything must be in writing. I checked residing in another state and included an explanation. They only provide a check one type of answer. I received a threatening letter followed by a letter excusing me.

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We have our residence in Austin. They allowed a significant delay in reporting. Online we were able to postpone the appearance to a date when we would be back in the state.

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Thanks for bringing this subject up, it is one I have never thought of, even though I have Jury Duty the 20th of this month. As a retired LEO, they usually don't call me, but I have to be available just in case. Thanks again....

 

Jeff and Diane

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