If I was summoned to jury duty but totally forgot about it and the date has already passed, what kind of penalties will I be facing or are there any penalties?

Asked on September 22, 2015 under Criminal Law, Florida


B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Technically you can be fined for intentionally failing to appear.  However to make it stick, they would have to prove that you actually received the summons... which would be extremely difficult unless you volunteered your accident.  Because it is difficult to prove, many jurisidictions don't even seek to enforce it. More than likely, the court will simply move on to the next court date without any issues for you.

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