More people skipping out on jury duty in Franklin County

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. -- If you've ever thought about skipping out on jury duty, new numbers show you're not alone.

Last year, 15 percent of people called for jury duty in Franklin County never showed up.

We're told it often leads to higher trial costs, because cases are often delayed without enough jurors.

Court workers remind you that you can reschedule jury duty if needed.

Under the law, you can be charged with a misdemeanor if you skip jury duty -- but court workers admit they rarely go after delinquents.