Jurors perform an essential role in the system of American justice, with jury service considered an integral duty of citizenship. Yet every year, about 3/4 of those summoned for Florida jury duty don’t show up, according to The Sun-Sentinel.
In fairness, some of those who skip out are legitimately exempt. What many fail to realize is that skipping out on jury duty is against the law and carries a penalty.
So what happens if you miss jury duty? As our Fort Myers civil trial lawyers can explain, there are two different answers to this: The possibility and the actuality. That said, it is not a service we would advise blowing off lightly. Continue reading