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I just received an Order to show cause notice for failure to attend jury service. I have always responded and served and I did see any notice on this one. What can I do? Am I in trouble?

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I have an order to appear on Oct 2\ 27

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
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Lawyer: Zoey, JD, Attorney replied 8 months ago

Yes, you are in potential trouble. A summons for jury duty is a court order. If you ignore it, then you can be sanctioned, fined, or jailed for contempt.

Your court date is a hearing where you'll be expected to give a good reason for your failure to appear as scheduled. If you never got the notice, that's what you're going to have to say. Let the judge know that you have always responded in the past to jury notices, that you have served on juries, and that you'd never deliberately avoid your civic obligations.

Apologize profusely and let the judge know you're willing to serve. Be prepared to do so. It should be okay.

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