Australia Vic CFO faces jail for missing jury duty

20:50  11 january  2017
20:50  11 january  2017 Source:   MSN

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AAP on January 12, 2017, 3:31 am. Share Tweet Whatsapp Email. Share. Vic CFO faces jail for missing jury duty - Yahoo7. Pinterest. Tumblr. The CFO of a Victorian company faces an anxious wait to find out if he will be jailed for putting his business before jury duty . Powerwrap chief financial officer Sean Slattery faces up to three months of imprisonment, or more than 00 in fines, for not attending jury service in Melbourne last year. Slattery appeared before the Victorian Supreme Court on Wednesday, which granted an application by the Juries Commissioner for penalties against him.

The exact amount of time in jail depends on the jurisdiction. It can be a couple days or few months. For example, in Florida, a person can be sentenced to about six months in jail for missing jury duty . Fines also vary by jurisdiction. An individual may pay anywhere from 0 to ,000 for missing jury duty . You can face serious penalties for missing jury duty .

Supreme Court, Melbourne © Tom Cockrem/Lonely Planet Images/Getty Images Supreme Court, Melbourne The CFO of a Victorian company faces an anxious wait to find out if he will be jailed for putting his business before jury duty.

Powerwrap chief financial officer Sean Slattery faces up to three months of imprisonment, or more than $4000 in fines, for not attending jury service in Melbourne last year.

Slattery appeared before the Victorian Supreme Court on Wednesday, which granted an application by the Juries Commissioner for penalties against him.

Slattery, who represented himself, did not dispute the charge against him and says work commitments prevented him from attending jury service.

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Face Fines, Jail Time. By Cynthia Hsu, Esq. on October 13, 2011 5:48 AM. Unless you're really enamored with the law, most Americans dread getting a jury summons in the mail. But if you're thinking of playing hooky when it comes to jury duty , you might want to reconsider. This might sound extreme, but almost all jurisdictions have punishments for missed jury duty . Monetary penalties can be as little as 0 or as much as ,000. Jail time can vary from just a few days to a few months.

The CFO said Powerwrap was on the verge of an initial public offer and he was required to meet with potential investors on October 12, the same day he was due to attend court.

But Justice John Forrest said the court "cannot operate on the whims of commercial interests".

Slattery had applied for a deferral of jury service, but this was knocked back by the Juries Commissioner because he had already been granted a deferral in May.

Justice Forrest warned Slattery that he was considering a term of imprisonment as punishment.

Slattery has been advised to seek legal advice before he returns to court for submissions about penalties on Monday.

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