Q: im located in Colorado.. I am on probation for a felony drug case
out of Wyoming although I reside in Denver Co; Denver County called me for Jury Duty. I was advised from the judge clearly that I cannot vote.
This is one of the criterias to serve on a jury right? therefore doesn't this excuse me? Is there a relevant statute?
I was just also excepted into drug rehab w/no outside contact leave in 24 hrs for 30 days, my PO is also ok w/it.
A conviction will not automatically disqualify you from a juror pool - unless it is a grand jury. There are just a few reasons you can be disqualified, which can be found on this page: https://www.courts.state.co.us/Jury/County/Location.cfm?Location_ID=4&Section=Disqualification
However, it does sound like jury service would be a hardship for you, as it would cause issues with your ability to comply with the terms of your probation. You likely have a good reason to request a postponement for your service. You need to do this at least a week before you are supposed to report for jury duty. You can make that request here:
Last, if it is too late to request a postponement in advance, you could show up the day of and share your hardship with the jury commissioner and/or judge at that time.
There are penalties that may occur if you fail to appear for your jury duty, as you are under summons to do so, which is another thing to keep in mind.
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