Will I get in trouble not going to jury duty in Georgia?

I am 21 and never been to court in my life . But I hear jury duty is something as citizens we have to do . But I can’t attend mine since I’m not in state . But I am scared of going to jail because of it . Will I get in trouble if I don’t go or don’t say anything about it

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  • 5 months ago
    Best answer

    Just contact the courts and explain why you can not attend jury duty. I think they will understand.

  • 5 months ago

    You'll get in trouble if you just don't show up. If you're out of state, you'll need to contact the courthouse and let them know.

  • 5 months ago

    Failure to appear when notified for jury duty is a serious offense. If, as you say, you are out of state at present (e.g. you're a student at a school out of state, or your employer has assigned you to another location temporarily), you must CALL the Clerk of the Court immediately upon receipt of notice to appear, and follow up with that court's procedures to get a deferral or delay for your jury duty until you return to the state.

  • 5 months ago

    Contact the jury commissioner and ask to be rescheduled.

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  • Alex
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    If you are out of state, you contact them and let them know your situation. They're not unreasonable.

    If you've moved out of the area, they'll remove you from the list. If you're simply away for college or other reasons, they will reschedule you.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    i would talk to thern about it, i once got jury duty after getting a plane ticket to go visit rny father where he was in a nursing horne, i told thern about it and they let rne not have to go

  • 5 months ago

    you can get a waver if your reasons for not showing up are reasonable, but you have to apply for it, don't just not show up, you can go to jail

  • David
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Just call the courthouse and tell them you're out of the state. They'll quickly drop you from the list and that'll be the end of it.

    • ibu guru
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      If you have moved to another state, they drop you off the list. If you are temporarily out of state, most courts defer your appearance for jury duty.

  • 5 months ago

    The letter you got tells you to do if you want to get excused. Follow the directions and you will be OK. Blow it off and you won't.

  • You'll probably get a fine. Call them, explain that you're not in the state. The worst thing can only happen if you don't try to communicate.

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