Am I eligible?

Jurors must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States and of this State.
  • Be able to read and write.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be a city resident.
  • Be of sound mind.
  • Reside in the county of jury service.

You cannot serve on a jury if:

  • You are now on probation or deferred adjudication for a felony or for any type of theft.
  • You are now under indictment for a felony or are now under criminal charges for any type of theft.
  • You have been convicted of a felony or of any type of theft (unless rights have been restored).

If you are in doubt or think you may not be qualified to serve on a jury for one of the above or any other reasons, please notify the Judge.

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1. Why is jury service important?
2. What is my duty as a juror?
3. How was I selected?
4. Am I eligible?
5. Who can be excused from jury service?
6. What kind of case will I hear?
7. Must my employer pay me while I am on jury duty?
8. Who can have a jury trial?
9. Are there rules about jury conduct?
10. How is a juror selected for a particular case?
11. What is voir dire or questioning of the jury panel?
12. What if I have a special need or emergency?
13. What are the order of events of a trial?