A lawyer talks to a civics club about their duty to serve on a jury. He shares a story about Larry, a ball fan who skipped a day from work to see a game. On the way home Larry sees an auto accident, and is determined to steer clear, afraid he might be caught missing work. The wreck turns into a high profile situation, and the wrong man may be blamed. Should Larry step up? There were plenty of other witnesses weren’t there? What if a lawyer tears his testimony apart? Excuse after excuse keeps Larry out of it. Will his testimony matter?
Later, at another ball game Larry pops into a bar to cool off. A fist fight breaks out with a drunken patron that leads to the drunk being killed. Now Larry is left alone and has to explain himself to a passing cop.
With no witnesses, how will the charge of manslaughter go down for Larry? It’s not looking good, and even his lawyer doesn’t see much light at the end of the tunnel for him. Possible witnesses are a long shot, but the lawyer puts all the tools in his arsenal to work to track one down. Will the scales of justice balance? Has Larry learned the importance of doing his civic duty?