I received a jury duty summon and I have to show up on May 16th. I heard people been ignoring them for years without any consequences, then I hear a few has got caught. If I ignore the summon, can they garnish my wages and put a freeze on my bank account for not showing up?
Most Helpful Guy
I ignored it and nothing happened. I never heard of anything being done to anyone else either, but it's possible.
I don't know what has changed since I was there. But even a judge said that their system was messed up and they were trying to change it. But basically California calls in WAY more people than other states because it's easier in Cali for lawyers to dismiss potential jurors. That means the pool of jurors needs to be much larger. So people get called so often they just start ignoring it.
What I always thought happened, is if you show up one time, you end up on a sucker list and get called every damn year. Unlike some states where you are only on call for two weeks or so, in California it's the entire year (unless they changed things).
I got tired of being called all the time, and taking a half day off work, only to be dismissed. I just quit going. After I quit going, they stopped called me.1
Most Helpful Girl
You can get in trouble with any court in the USA if you don't go.0