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  Lisa Dawes’ Story:

My husband and I work our schedules so that one of us is always at home with our daughter. Before we chose to have children, we decided we did not want to do daycare. We believe it is our God given responsibility to raise our child...  

Here is our dilemma ‑ I received a jury summons last winter. I sent a letter to the jury coordinator informing them that I had a small baby and I was breast‑feeding and asked to be excused from service.

The court would not excuse me from jury duty ‑ but rather postponed when I was to appear.   received a new summons in July.

 

I again informed the court that my daughter is 22 months and I am at home with her, we do not put her in daycare or have not used a babysitter and therefore asked to be excused from service. The court again refused.

 

Last Friday I was to appear at court. I brought my daughter with me. The judge informed me that I could not appear with my daughter. She would grant me an extension of two weeks, at which time I must appear without my daughter. I told the court again, my husband works during the day and I am at home with our daughter. We haven't used a babysitter and will not do daycare. My parents live 3 hours away. Our jury duty is a two week call in system. You must call in each evening after 4:00pm to see if you have to appear the next morning. My husband would have to lie and call in sick as vacations must be scheduled at his work. It would be very late to make the 6 hour round‑trip to my parents.

The judge informed me that I must leave my daughter with someone, daycare or whatever. I should have had enough time to make friends or something during my extension period. According to the court, my consequences for not appearing in two weeks without our daughter, the court could issue a bench warrant for my arrest and I could be sentenced up to 6 months in jail! The judge told me that it would be better for me to leave my daughter for the three to five days I would have to appear at the court then six months in jail.

I AM SO MAD HOW CAN THE COURTS ORDER ME TO LEAVE MY CHILD?

-- Taken from  drlaura.com website, “Fun Faxes & Letters” section,  August 2, 1999

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