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  1.    #1  
    Might be a dumb question...

    But anyone here work for a courthouse?

    I am due for jury selection, and on my notice to appear it says no camera phones allowed.

    Will I be able to bring my T650 along?
    Last edited by trim81; 04/19/2006 at 05:33 AM.
  2. #2  
    Not if yours has a camera. Some courthouses dont enforce it all that well.
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  3.    #3  
    dang, what will i do without my treo! argggh
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    Quote Originally Posted by trim81
    dang, what will i do without my treo! argggh
    Get selected It's a good experience.
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  5. #5  
    Well, you can take your Treo with you, you just can't bring it into the courthouse. Were you planning on using it DURING the trial?
    Why are ringtones always such a big issue? Don't people realize that they're obnoxious!? And why the Nintendo 'Wii'? What th-!?
  6.    #6  
    no. i just needed a phone, to contact people during breaks (if any)

    i guess i have to bring a cameraless cell phone instead.
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    also, i am not serving. its jury selection. should have clarified... my bad
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    Maybe you can keep it in a nearby locker or something?
    Why are ringtones always such a big issue? Don't people realize that they're obnoxious!? And why the Nintendo 'Wii'? What th-!?
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    I think I brought mine to Jury Duty Last year, it was civil not Federal, though....
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    Over here in NYC they've been pretty strict about the no camera policy.
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    I was on a jury in NYC last year. See This.

    I left my 650 at home and brought my 270 along with an IPAQ. The first day, walking through the metal detectors, the gaurd asked me what was a black dot on the back of the IPAQ, I told him it was a reset button, cause I didnt know.

    For those who had camara phones, they had to check them in.

    I got selected to the jury on the first day and from the point on (being that it was a big case), we entered and left through a side door. We were still scanned, but they didnt take the phones. The gaurds who were escorting us took the camara phones, but they werent checking the phone.

    After a couple of days I was bringing by 650 and not giving it to the gaurds.

    BTW, we found our guy guilty.
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    wow, nice work. i was on a Brooklyn jury that convicted a guy of murder about a year and a half ago, but i didn't have my Treo then -- sure wish i had, there's a lot of downtime. but altogether an amazing experience, have to say.

    btw, where is "Ditmus Park"?
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    Look I was on the Micheal jackson trial, and I was not allowed to have no form of communications device. They are very strict on that kind of stuff, even if its a pda they consider it to be a phone knowing the pda's have wifi(at least some do) and you can communicate with anybody and give details about the case

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    If you can put an e-grip over or otehrwise obscure the lens, you might be OK.
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    Just FYI - many government office buildings (local/state/federal) ban cell phones w/cameras due to the confidential data stored at those locations. Most will check your phone as you go through security and let you pick it up as you leave....but you're better off just not taking it with you. You can call your individual court house before going in for jury duty to find out their policy.
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    I used my treo extensively during jury duty. It was a criminal drunk driving case. The judge instructed us to turn our cell phones and pagers off, or put them on vibrate. We were also explicitly instructed by ... uh ... (the instructor lady) lol ... before going in the court room that it was allowed.
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    On the topic of cameras in the courtroom, there is no nationwide law or policy against it, the judge can choose to disallow the technology in his court room if he chooses.
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    Call and check with the courthouse. I was a a Federal District court here in Alexandria, Va. (same place where the Moussaoui trial is being held, but not during that trial) recently and their policy is *no phones at all*

    There's a deli across the street that makes a mint off of holding phones for $5 a pop and many lawyers and such use it because its much faster than getting back to the parking garage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dslunceford
    Call and check with the courthouse. I was a a Federal District court here in Alexandria, Va. (same place where the Moussaoui trial is being held, but not during that trial) recently and their policy is *no phones at all*

    There's a deli across the street that makes a mint off of holding phones for $5 a pop and many lawyers and such use it because its much faster than getting back to the parking garage.
    They also gave us free lockers in the Jury room.

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