He got picked for jury duty in a civil trial, but when Deandre Somerville overslept, it became a criminal matter — for him. Mr. Somerville, 21, of West Palm Beach, Fla., was ruled indirect criminal contempt of court last month by a circuit court judge, who sentenced him to 10 days in jail and one year of probation. He was also ordered to pay a $223 fine and write a “sincere” letter of apology after he missed an Aug. 21 trial date because he overslept.

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