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.
If approved, your status will show ” Ended ,” which means you are excused and no further action is required. If your status is “Summoned,” your request for excusal was denied and you must report on the date indicated.
You can update your information, request a postponement , disqualification or excuse from jury service on the Prospective Juror Login website . If you are unable to go to our website, complete the response form, sign, date, and mail it within 10 days of receiving the summons .
| Other Jury Duty Excuses in California excessive travel to attend. extreme financial burden. undue risk to physical property. mental or physical impairment for those over 70.
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.
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.
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.
The simple reason why some people get summoned to report for jury duty more than others is that the selection system is completely random. If your name is in the jury pool, there is no limit to the number of times that you can be flagged for jury duty .
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.
Some prospective jurors are summoned as Call -in Jurors. Call -in Jurors receive a summons that instructs them to call our office after 5:00 p.m. on a Friday. As a Call -in Juror, you may be instructed to call the recording every day, beginning on your summons day, a Friday, and continuing for no more than 5 court days.
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.
How late will I be at the courthouse? The court’s normal hours of operation are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM . Prospective jurors should make arrangements to remain the entire day.