Jose Bocanegra Jr.’s simple mistake when trying to avoid jury service has cost him a stay in the Tarrant County jail. His mistake was that he responded to the summonses. It didn’t help that he gave questionable reasons to be excused from jury service.
If you’re just wanting to avoid jury
service servitude, you’re best bet is to never acknowledge receipt of the summons. If it’s too late for that, your next move is to proclaim your support for jury nullification.