Livonia, MI asked in Criminal Law for Michigan

Q: I don’t remember when my jury questionnaire was sent and I haven’t sent it in yet

I am worried about contempt, I am in Wayne county, MI. I’ve never had a felony or misdemeanor, and I’m able to report for jury duty. I’ve lost the return mailing address envelope sent so I don’t know where to send in a filled form. I guess my question is what is the chance I go to jail or pay a fine

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Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: This is not legal advice, don't construe it as that. The only certain way of getting an answer you can rely on is by hiring an attorney. Below are some practical considerations:

Sometimes the best option is to call the clerk of courts and let them know. While you might face contempt, the objective is the ensure the jury pool remains broad, and so even if you missed the deadline, making yourself available might satisfy any penalties you could face. Doubly, calling the clerk could be a mitigating factor if it is otherwise too late to fix the delay.

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