Why You Should Serve Jury Duty? FYI!

Why Should You Serve Jury Duty? FYI!

why you should serve jury duty?
Respond when jury duty calls!

Let us get something perfectly clear, whether you serve or not is your choice. However, serving jury duty is a rewarding community obligation to help the judicial system provide a fair trial for all its citizens. It can be an inconvenient pain and it doesn’t pay for the time you sit to be called but having available a healthy pool of jurors help keep the system honest and fair for those facing a trial.

Recently, I received a summons to serve my civic duty. I was elated, to say the least, because I had been called before but for medical reasons could not serve. This year I was able to serve in Baltimore City. I arrived early to register. Shortly thereafter, the jurors were paid for our service even though we hadn’t done anything. I believe it is the idea of knowing my viewpoint on a case is relative in a decision to affect someone’s life. It’s the American way! But not every juror is chosen.jury duty

Ironically, most people get the temptation to discard a jury duty notice. But the court is implementing a system to curtail such behavior. In the old system, you received the questionnaire and mail it back to build the pools system. In the new system, you are assigned a pool right from the beginning. The court is able to track people way more better than before. If you didn’t fill out the questionnaire, they know.

For some reason, jury duty kind of has a bad reputation. People get angry about receiving jury duty summons. But think about this, “What if someday you need a jury? What if an accident occurs and they want to hold you accountable and you need your peers to help you. We know that jury duty is disruptive to your life. But think about this, “it’s really a pretty minimal disruption in the scheme of things.” Don’t think you will never need a jury of your peers because life happens.

Jury Duty is a Community Obligation

The system suffers when you do not respond to the call of jury duty. The reality is it’s not in the court’s best interest in tracking people down. And judges are electable and accountable to the public, so sending out fines to those who don’t respond is avoidable. I’m not saying to ignore your summons. It’s unlikely you will be penalized, but it can happen. In some counties, sheriff deputy’s are a little more aggressive for not showing up for jury service.

Consequently, for most people, jury duty is a pain because their employer doesn’t pay while on leave for serving. But in most government agencies, as long as employers are given reasonable advance notice, employees are entitled to take time off to serve as a juror to appear at trial. I served two (2) consecutive days just for the jury selection.

Serve when Jury Duty Calls!

Back then, the presiding judge had a simple word of advice.” Don’t judge the defendant on his size, ethnicity, tattoos or appearance, or even on his previous criminal record. The jury’s decision rest on the evidence of this case only.” How simple could many of our arguments about politics or even household duties would be if we could focus exclusively on the evidence at hand and not on presumed motives or even intentions? 

Every step in the judicial system is essential, due diligence in compiling relevant evidence and compelling witnesses takes time. Rushing to judgment is easy but coming to a fair and thorough verdict takes work and it should.

Why should you serve jury duty
It is a civic obligation!

Circumstances arise in our lives that can take a confused occurrence to a prison pipeline. But whether you are ever guilty or not for the crimes one is charged, it is for the jury to decide. Life choices and their repercussions may not be fair, but a jury system goes out of its way to be fair. The system, as Thomas Jefferson stated, is under trial as much as any defendant.

So, the next time a jury summons comes to your house, take the time out to respond and help keep the judicial system fair and honest for all citizens. A trial by jury is the right of every person in the United States. It is guaranteed by the United States Constitution. Essentially, that right to a jury trial requires that persons summoned to appear and participate. This is why you should serve!

Answer the Call for Jury Service!

It’s Your Civic Duty!


The Best of American Wine Culture

The Best of American Wine Culture

If you want to learn the best of American Wine Culture, read on. Dry, semi-dry, sweet, varying degrees of quality have challenged most of us to understand wines and why we choose the taste of certain wine manufacturers. Ironically, most of us travel to the store to make wine selections with the help of an associate. However, there are some individuals who have wines delivered to their door every month. The variety is astounding. Surprisingly enough, without the wine membership, I would not have insight into the wine culture.

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The label sells the bottle and the wine sells the brand. So, marketing plays a vital role in scoring a stellar reputation. If you are privy to a brand, more likely than not, you are sold. It is amazing how corporate America manipulates us with marketing.

Learn why America’s Culture is Wine

Consequently, I created this slogan, America’s Culture because I observed a trend in American’s love of wine.  However, you don’t have to be manipulated by labels. Labels can be deceiving. The character of fine wine appeals to the palate with a moderate finish. And this knowledge comes from learning based on the experience of grape opportunities.

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There is no doubt that there is a streak of aromas and flavors associated with wine that demonstrate great taste. Once you have seen enough high-quality Chardonnays and Sauvignons Blancs, you will learn the particulars of great tasting wine. And a good wine membership brings the wine culture right to your door. A variety of red and white wines to explore with your friends. So, when you think of seasonally appropriate booze, Rose is the undisputed drink of the summer. While the brand is making it socially acceptable to chill within the wine culture, people are increasingly employing a subscription membership service and you can too. Wine is good when you know and trust your brand and your palate.

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Booking a Hotel Stay is Easy!

Booking a Hotel Stay is Easy!

Everybody knows summertime is the time to travel and visit family. I returned from a trip to the Carolinas and used a system called Booking.com Booking a hotel stay is easy

If you need a place to stay anywhere in the Continental USA, booking a place is easy. Ultimately, all you do is list your property on Booking.com. And register the property, open it to the guest, and that is all there is to it. Simplicity at its best. Consequently, I didn’t travel as much as I liked this year. After I took a little rendezvous to the Carolinas and stayed in a nice place using Booking.com, it made all the difference.

Inexpensive Travel is a Must!

We have seen that there is a huge demand among travelers for value, not only in business but leisure travel too. So, travelers are seeking a more inclusive destination package with reasonable hotel reservations. With averages rates of $223 and $221 per night, Nashville and Boston were the top-ranking cities. However, San Jose and San Francisco ranked as the 4th most expensive. Moreover, at the opposite end of the spectrum, the cheapest destination is Las Vegas.

Booking a hotel stay is easy

If you travel for leisure or business, it pays to observes the choices and save.

However, I feel most comfortable in a room at a rate of $170+. However, you are most comfortable with the choice you select. Did you know you can even book a room for a cozy bed and breakfast to luxury hotels? Yes, it’s as easy as inserting the dates you need, the number of people, and it is done. I booked my hotel reservations while I was waiting in line in the Walgreens. Everything you can possibly do is becoming techie-friendly these days. Booking a hotel stay is easy! 

Don’t end up with a place like this… without booking first.Booking a hotel stay is easy

Reservations @ the click of a mouse, CLICK HERE!