If you were not chosen as Juror on first day(Monday) of the week , what are the chances that they will call you to report on 2nd(Tues) to Friday of the same week? Will they ask group# to be on stand by? If so, do they still call some people on the other groups on stand by to still report for duty service? Please advise. I got the Jury summons in San Jose.
Your query depends on the demand for jurors in that given week, which no one can predict.
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There is no good way of predicting. Sometimes the courts will put trials set for Monday on hold if there are lots of folks stacked up needing to be arraigned (first, preliminary appearance in a criminal matter), since they are being deprived of their freedom up until that point. That could push a Monday trial to Tuesday. And, a trial could have a late start if the DA and the defense attorney are in serious negotiations re a plea bargain. Sometimes a case will start on Monday, on the other hand, and will go to verdict on Tuesday or Wednesday, enabling the presiding judge to start a second trial in the same courtroom on Wednesday or Thursday. So, you see the problem. I have had jury duty myself and, as former prosecutor I know that there is virtually no chance that a criminal defense lawyer will ever allow me to be on a jury. (I'd love to be on a jury!) Sometimes I have been in a courtroom while others ahead of me have been individually questioned -- for as long as a day and a half. I have sat there and prayed that my number would come up so that could utter the magic words "former prosecutor," get dinged, and be out the door. With the luck of the draw, that sometimes happens. But, not always. As a trial lawyer, even I have no way of estimating accurately when my jury service will end.
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