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Grand Jury duty - Can I be excused - Queens County.

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If I go for jury duty appearance, and if I am selected for Grand Jury in Queens county from Aug 10- Aug 30 approx, yet have a prior booked family vacation (non-refundable) from Aug 17-Aug 22 -- Can I get out of the jury duty or be excused from serving on Grand Jury?

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No. You appear for selection and don't use a vacation as a reason to avoid jury selection.

Good luck.


Which came first the summons or the trip? They will try to accomodate you usually. If this is the person who failed to appear earlier you could have a harder time.

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I would bring the reservations to show the judge, but don't count on missing your civic duty to the courts.

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