A Reminder For Us All: Don't Text During Jury Duty

A Reminder For Us All: Don't Text During Jury Duty

Twenty-six-year-old Benjamin Kohler was minding his business and texting away when, all the sudden, the lights of the room dimmed. This would have been okay in almost any other situation, except this time, Benjamin was in the middle of jury duty in Oregon. When the lights were brought down, he was caught by the glow from his phone illuminating his face, and he was thrown in jail for two days. Judge Dennis Graves had already warned jurors not to use their cell phones under any circumstance. 

"In this case, Mr. Kohler failed to meet his obligations and failed to honor the direction of this court. My hope is that he will use his time in jail to reflect upon his behavior," Graves said.

Hey, don't do the crime if you can't do the time. 

[via CNET]

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