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NTS: Don't visit Georgia again (Jury Summons)
I'll need to keep in mind to never visit Georgia again. I got a Jury Summons, for a stand-by jurist, the day before I left. Obviously I don't live in Georgia anymore so that should be the end of this, but they won't accept anything less than an out-of-state lease or utility bill, so I'm screwed until I do get a place of my own. Unless they want to pay for a round-trip flight and hotel just in case I do get called in in a month from now then they're just going to have to hold me in contempt of court and I'll need to stay out of Georgia until I can furnish the proof they require. It should only be a couple more weeks, hopefully, but we'll see.

I would have loved to do my civic duty by participating in a jury but they have rotten timing.

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philmach From: philmach Date: May 17th, 2012 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you have any friends in the area that could "lease" you a room in their house? I think leases are pretty easy to draw up and it would at least help solve your jury problem.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: May 17th, 2012 07:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have a couple of friends here, but none in the situation you describe. The only one in a house would have to go through their landlord, a credit check, and all that mess (I'm assuming a little); plus, it would just be a bandaid to the problem. If I can get my own place by the beginning of June then I should have enough time to mail something back to Georgia to prove I don't live there anymore. It may be late for their "at least 10 days from service" warning period, but should hold for keeping me from the "contempt of court" charge.
sisyphus238 From: sisyphus238 Date: May 18th, 2012 12:20 am (UTC) (Link)
I doubt much would happen to you since you really don't live there anymore and they're not likely to seek extradition.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: May 18th, 2012 02:07 am (UTC) (Link)
"extradition", heh. We're talking a different state, not a different country. :-P I doubt they'd bother doing anything quite so formal just to put me in prison or fine me 500$. XD
sisyphus238 From: sisyphus238 Date: May 18th, 2012 12:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Extradition doesn't just apply to foreign countries; states can request it as well, so don't piss off any Seattlelites (Seattlites?).
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zimzat From: zimzat Date: May 18th, 2012 02:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I do have a bill for the storage container move, but that doesn't really specify a leave date. Plus, they'll probably say that's not official enough, or something. I'm fine with just waiting until I do get a place of my own and can send them a lease, even if it's only a week or two before the jury date. Their problem for not listening to me in the first place.

And yeah, I have very little reason to return to Georgia. Maybe passing through some day. :)
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