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I got a call from kingcounty sheffifs office -they sent me a

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i got a call from kingcounty sheffifs office -they sent me a notice fir juryduty-i never got it,they said the judge has put out a order for failure to appear and contempt of court, i have a court date coming up ,could be jail time and a 1,000 fine ,do i need a lawyer ?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: seattle wa.
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: just the order from the judge
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: what will this cause, can i go to court and pay the fine,will i have to do jail time , never been arrested.
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Customer: will the judge impose jail time ???
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 1 year ago.

Most likely, the JUdge just wants you to show up and give you a chance to show up for jury duty. Some Judges will give you a chance to either serve or have trial on the contempt charges. A conviction could mean up to three days in jail, a $100 fine and up to an additional $100 in court costs. If you show up for jury duty, your contempt charge would be put on the inactive docket and could later be dropped. It is possible to get up to 3 days in jail if convicted. again, it is most likely to get you to show up and teach you a lesson and you will probably not need a lawyer if this is the case.

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Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 1 year ago.

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