I have been notified via mail that I have been selected for jury duty in US district court. The courthouse is three hours away! I have several friends that in the past have been selected for the same jury duty and only one was excused as he had health concerns. I really can not afford to go with the price of gas and all. Plus the 40 cents per mile will not cover my expenses and even if it would the check is not mailed until two weeks after I serve! Since the jury summons came regular mail and I did not sign for it if I dont go how can they prove I ever got the summons? What would you guys and gals do? Advice needed.