Video instructions and help with filling out and completing When Form 2220 Exempt

Instructions and Help about When Form 2220 Exempt

Music hi this is Mike haver thank you for asking me how do I get myself disqualified from jury service sadly this is an all too commonly asked question and out of the gate please know I am NOT going to instruct you as to how to avoid your civic duty that would be both irresponsible and it would be unethical serving as a juror as both a privilege and in fact a civic duty as a citizen you enjoy many freedoms privileges and rights and very little as asked of you in return but one of the few things that is expected of you is that you will honor your summons for jury duty and frankly you ought to do so proudly now I know it's one in a million people who are going to open up their mail and bump into a jury duty summons and save themselves yes finally today is the day it came today I get to be a juror but that's not the point the point is freedom is not free and serving as a juror is one of the very few prices that you must pay for your freedom that said take a look at Florida Statute forty point zero one three and you'll find a list of the various categories of people who are automatically disqualified and must be excused from jury service you'll also find a list of people who may be excused if the judge feels that sufficient cause exists to do so apart from these statutory reasons lawyers are permitted to use what are called peremptory challenges these will strike potential jurors who a lawyer does not want for any of a variety of reasons to hear and judge the facts in their particular case if a lawyer doesn't feel that you're going to be a good juror for his or her case then they can levy one of these peremptory challenges against you and so long as it's not done for an illegal reason like because of your race or because of your gender then you're gone and off that panel the goal with jury selection and with the criminal process in general is to get six or twelve folks committed to fairly and lawfully serving as dryers of fact if you can't do this if you truly cannot be fair and impartial in your heart of hearts then you should be excused from service is a juror I thank you for your question I appreciate your having asked it and I invite you to ask me more please remember Michael a Haber PA it's all about reasonable doubt and if you like this video then please subscribe we'll be putting out more soon Music Applause