My entire life I've bared witness to family & friends bitching about jury summons arriving in the mail. And I've always gone out of my way to tell them how LUCKY they are. How BADLY I wish I could serve on a jury. How BADLY I wish to take their spot. If this 1 dream could come true... I'd scratch off the space orgy thing. That's how much this means to me. Because I was told at a young age by countless lawyers and legal counsel..... I'd never ever ever ever serve on a jury or have the right to vote. I remember asking multiple attorneys about getting my record expunged. My original attorney said (before I was sentenced), "you have to wait 10 years after parole ends [14+ yrs back then], it's hard to do, and due to the nature of your crime (1st degree) I wouldn't even bother". I asked something like, "is it really that difficult?" He said, "you don't get it". Then explained how most inmates are charged with 3rd and 4th degree. A smaller % 2nd degree. How 1st degree are typically reserved for murder, manslaughter, rape, etc. One attorney told me, "most courts will see you no different than a sociopath". I WTFd. But technically if I lost my mind, I could get out and set up a lab again. Mass distribute ice then dozens of people OD and die. Which based on that logic, the execs at Eli Lilli, Merck, Pfizer, etc could be the biggest sociopaths in the world. Anyway, my original sentence date was May 9, 2003. Parole eligibility of Jan 17, 2005. Max Release date May 17, 2008. I was out Nov 2004. Parole ended May 17, 2008. Last time I spoke to my PO was 2008. We joked about the expunge thing. He said "by 2018 you'll be married, have kids... it'll be the last thing on your mind". Yet somehow I find myself 7 years in the future. This official looking summons arrives in my mailbox today. I immediately look over my shoulder for popo :cool3:. Look back at the letter and see the word "jury"....?..... "jury summons".... !!!? I run inside whisper shouting "CAN'T BE TRUE CAN'T BE TRUE OMG NOMG" open the letter ... it sure as fuck looks true. Does this mean I'm not a criminal anymore ? It says I should take a questionnaire online for screening. But if the questionnaire asks "have you ever been convicted of a crime" I have to reply "I don't know". I was led to believe I was convicted of a crime in 2003. But if the "superior court" of the same county that locked me up asks that question... that means they don't know and if they don't know I definitely don't know. Like my dad always use to say. It's not punching the bully that's wrong. It's doing it in front of the teacher. I'm getting on that damn'd jury no matter what I have to say.....:cheer2: Wish me luck guys. ps. shitonme, I was sure I was in the lounge. If a mod can move this I'd really appreciate it.