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What are the consequences of missing jury duty?

Is it possible to be arrested for failing to show up for jury duty?

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    Francis John Cowhig | Universal Law Group, Inc.
    430 S. Garfield Avenue
    Alhambra, CA 91801
    (626) 308-9936
    It's possible, although unlikely. Call the number given on the original jury form and ask that your jury duty be rescheduled. You should not have any problems.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 6/6/2013
    Geoffrey M. Yaryan | Law Office of Geoffrey M. Yaryan
    74-075 El Paseo, Suite A-14
    Palm Desert, CA 92260
    (760) 779-9666
    Yes, you can be arrested for failing to report for jury duty.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 6/6/2013
    Christopher K. Steuart | IT Forensics, Inc.
    11206 Des Moines Memorial Drive S.
    Burien, WA 98168
    (206) 414-6644
    It is not common, but it does happen, often when the number of people who show up is low.
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 6/6/2013
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    Yes it can be punished by time in jail for contempt of court. If called then a person HAS to go to jury duty.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 6/6/2013
    Timothy J. Thill | Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    261 E. Quincy ST
    Riverside, IL 60546
    (708) 443-1200
    You are in contempt of court for failure to appear for jury duty. You may get a notice to appear, in which case you could be fined for the failure, or given a short jail sentence. I would advise getting in tough with the jury commissioner in the county, and see if the obligation could be rescheduled.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois - Replied: 6/6/2013
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