Check juror status – you may check your jury status after 5:00 PM the day before your appearance date. Click here to proceed or contact the court at either (909) 884-1858 or 1-866-402-5879 for a recorded message that will advise you of your required reporting or call-in schedule.
The jury summons will require that you appear for jury duty at the courthouse at a certain time and place. This may include juror qualifications such as ensuring that you reside in the county, have not performed jury duty within a specific time period, and have not been convicted of a felony.
When you do not appear for jury duty , you will be sent a postcard stating you failed to appear. You will automatically be assigned a new date for jury duty if you do not respond. Further failure to appear could result in punishment by fine, incarceration or both. Fines can start at $250 with a maximum of $1500.
Only US citizens can be jurors. Both documented and undocumented immigrants often receive a summons for jury duty , as many are licensed drivers. Immigrants can prove they are not eligible for jury duty by showing the court their green card, passport, or immigration papers.
As long as you respond in a timely manner the judge won’t penalize you . Call the clerk of the court and report that you are sick . As long as you respond in a timely manner the judge won’t penalize you . Don’t call in sick when you decide you don’t want to respond for jury duty , then go to work, etc.
A: There is no age exemption for jury service. If you are 70 years of age or older, the California Rules of Court allow you to be excused due to a medical condition without a doctor’s note. You must inform the court that you are not able to serve.
If you are not selected to serve on a trial by the end of your first day at the courthouse, and the judge has not ordered you to return for another day of jury selection, you have completed your jury service.
A fairly normal jury pool is around 50 people, if you are numbers 1 to 10 it is less likely for you to be chosen. If you are numbers 35 to 50 you are less likely to be chosen. But if you are a number between 11 to 30 you are the most likely to be chosen.
Juries are chosen in a process that combines random selection with deliberate choice. Jury selection occurs in three stages ; compiling a master list, summoning the venire and, conducting voir dire.
Missing jury duty is generally classified as civil contempt. Penalties for missing jury duty can result in contempt of court, which may be punishable by: Fines (sometimes up to $1,000) and/or. Jail time (usually up to 5 days maximum).
Dress Code Acceptable court attire is business or business casual dress ( jeans are allowed). No shorts, tank tops, crop tops or bare feet are permitted. If the judicial officer finds your clothing inappropriate you could be ordered to go home to change or to return to court on another day.
Hardship excuses may be granted for: having no reasonable transportation. excessive travel to attend. extreme financial burden. undue risk to physical property. mental or physical impairment for those over 70. no alternate care for another.
You are not eligible to serve jury duty if you are not a citizen . If you keep ignoring it eventually the Clerk will take action against you.
No more than once in a 12-month period. This is because California has a “ one -day or one -trial” jury service system. If you are not chosen to serve on a jury during your first day of service, you will be excused from any further jury service for at least a year.