Deliberations dragged on for 3 days. There were breaks and whatnot. Someone calculated it at 21.5 hours actual arguin' time.
2 overnights at the hotel (where you are not allowed any electronics/TV/phone/radio - nuthin'.)
They feed the juries. I don't know what to tell you. Regular food. Hotel breakfast (bacon, eggs, potatoes, muffins, coffee). Sammiches or wraps for lunch. Order from a restaurant for dinner. Swiss Chalet, Italian. There was always juice and pop and coffee in the jury room.
It was an importing drugs charge. The first vote on the first day was 8 guilty, 4 not guilty - and it did not budge an inch.
I would estimate that in the course of deliberations, I said less than anyone except 1 guy.
Yes, the courthouse on Hurontario. ~7 minute drive from the house where I grew up and my parents still live.
Apparently I have a really good chance of getting called back. I don't know why it took 52 years to get this first call, but folks in the know say that once they've got you in the loop, they'll keep calling.
They told me to keep my summons because they often call before the requisite 3 years and you want to have proof that you don't have to go yet.
I have narrowly escaped being a juror twice now. Since my main address is in the Ottawa Valley, I would have to travel approx 70-80 km to get to the courthouse. The last time, they cancelled the interview process about 48 hours before i had to go...
Sorry it was such a miserable thing to go through Muddy. I am so glad i did not have to go. I hope I never get picked again..
I informed work. The wording of their jury-pay policy is something about how they will top up my pay to its usual level. But they gave me my usual pay. So by rights, I should turn this money over to them. So I told them about it.
If they were to say, ehh, ferget it, just keep it, I would not mind.