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jury duty

I got a jury summons. I would like to do my civic duty and show up. I've done it before and I'll do it again. But the business would fall apart if I was not here. I'm the only admin, number cruncher, new location set up supervisor, new location scout, receptionist, registrar, marketing director, website updater, contract negotiator, customer service rep and sales person this business has. Do you think if I wrote a letter explaining that the business can't run without someone here doing all those things that they might let me out of jury duty? It's either that or show up for one day and prejudice myself. But I would have to do that on about 4 hours sleep since they make you show up so early.


Yup, explain that you're a small biz owner and they should let you out
Small business owners can typically get excused, but it will still require you to show up, most likely. Only long enough to be part of the early dismissal group. Sometimes, in some jurisdictions, you can call in and explain the situation and they will expunge you from the roll and you won't have to come in at all.
I could probably handle coming in just one day to get excused. But they scheduled it for the day after my birthday. Meaning no going out and celebrating on my birthday, unless I want to show up to court with only 4 hours of sleep.