Wasilla, AK asked in Criminal Law for Alaska

Q: Jury Duty: What can I do to get the Judge to understand that I would not be a good Juror?

I've received a "Summons for Trial Jury Service" postcard in the mail. I am unwilling to vote anyone "Guilty" of any crime, whatsoever, due to the possibility of someone finding out who I am / where I live.

I do not care if anyone says my information will be kept confidential, or that the odds of being stalked are astronomically low - I will NOT vote "Guilty" no matter how obviously guilty the person is.

What are my options? Will a judge excuse me from Jury Duty?

If it helps: I live in the state of Alaska.

Thank you.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Alaska

A: You will need to show up on the date and time. If you are actually placed on a jury panel (or "venire"), you will be given the chance to explain your attitude to the court and counsel and will probably be excused from serving on the jury.

It may well be a civil case, by the way, in which case you wouldn't be asked to find anyone guilty of a crime.

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