You may be held in contempt of court and you can be fined for failing to respond to a jury service summons. We hope that you will reconsider.
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The 23rd Judicial District primarily uses the list of licensed drivers provided by the state. A computer randomly selects a pool of potential jurors for each trial. If your mailing address is incorrect on the summons, it is usually because the information is incorrect on the drivers license list received from the state.
If you are not a county resident you do not have to serve as a juror. Some people live near county borders and will receive an incorrect juror summons. Please indicate this information on your juror questionnaire and return it as requested.
You must be at least 18 years of age, a United States citizen, and a resident of the County from which you receive the juror summons.
You are deferred from jury service if:
If you are uncertain whether you qualify for any of the reasons listed above, you should discuss your situation with the jury clerk. If you feel you do not qualify for jury service, return the questionnaire indicating the reason.
You will receive $10.00 for the first day and $40.00 for each additional day when you a juror. You will be paid mileage at the state rate, if you live outside the city limits of the County seat. Reimbursement is made by the County for jury service and mileage checks.
The 23rd Judicial District will accommodate anyone wishing to serve as a juror. Please indicate your needs when you return the questionnaire.
Please notify court personnel if you are in need of a letter verifying your jury service. The Clerk of District Court will provide these upon request.