Are you called for a jury duty? What if you unfortunately cannot make that happen and eventually miss jury duty. What will happen then? Today I’ll be discussing what happens if you miss jury duty in all the states of USA (Texas, California, Colorado Florida, Los Angeles, Georgia, Illinois Massachusetts, and New Jersey).
What Happens If You Miss Jury Duty
As many of us know that jury duty is one of the most important thing where any US citizen can make a huge impact in their judicial process. Did you know? More than 70% of Americans see jury duty as an important civic duty. If you miss it then there might be penalties and or maybe your judge can hold you in contempt of court. Consequences depends on different situations.
Before dive more into detail let’s talk about jury duty and what does it mean?
In simple words, Jury duty is when someone gets picked to be part of this team to help make important decisions. For example, deciding if someone did something wrong or not. It’s just like being a superhero friend who helps figure out what’s fair and right. Sometimes people take turns being on the jury, and when it’s your turn, you have to go and do your superhero duty to help make the best decision!
Missing jury duty is a bit like forgetting to join your superhero friends when they need you (Not Fair). If you miss jury duty without a good reason, there could be many consequences. The people who organize the jury might get worried or wonder where you are. They might send you a message or ask you to explain why you didn’t come.
In some places, if you keep ignoring jury duty without a good reason, you might get in trouble. They might give you a fine or penalties, which is like a special kind of “uh-oh” payment XD. It’s best to let them know if you can’t make it and have a good reason, just like telling your friends if you can’t play with them because you’re not feeling well.
So, it’s important to take your superhero duty seriously and let the grown-ups know if something important comes up that keeps you from joining the jury team.