JURY DUTY INFORMATION



Frequently Asked Questions


What happens if I don't show up when I have been summonsed for jury duty?
Why can't I talk to the Judge?
What do I do when I have been called for jury duty?


What happens if I don't show up when I have been summonsed for jury duty

FAILURE TO APPEAR FOR JURY SERVICE MAY RESULT IN A $100.00 FINE FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT


Why can't I talk to the Judge?

The Judge cannot discuss the merits of a pending judicial proceeding prior to trial (Cannon 3 (5) Code of Judicial Conduct). The Court Clerk can answer your questions and take your payments.


What do I do when I have been called for Jury duty?

Generally, jury service is for no longer than one day (usually just a couple of hours).

Jury service is an obligation of citizenship which is essential to the judicial process. It is an opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to ensure that justice is provided in our community. The judge of the Kerens Municipal Court recognizes that jury service entails an imposition on the citizens called for that service. In order to minimize the burden caused by your jury service, report promptly at the date and time indicated and dress appropriately.

NOTE: FAILURE TO APPEAR FOR JURY SERVICE MAY RESULT IN A $100.00 FINE FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT

Because court cases are sometimes disposed of at he last minute please CALL THE COURT AT 903-396-2971 before your appearance time.


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