Seminole, your willingness to be there is what caused the defendant to plead out. YOU saved the state money just by participating.
If it were all about money, many 'just' things would never get done. THANK YOU to all those wearing a US uniform, who endure continuing financial hardships, so they can perform a thankless job SERVING our society.
For the rest of us, this is a very small opportunity to do a similar service to society.
I'll be at the courthouse 11/13 to do my service. I'm loading up the Kindle . . .