Jury Duty

 


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Consider a summons to appear for Jury Service your civic duty. It helps protect the rights and liberties of our citizens.

There are no educational or skill requirements. Juries are made up of people from all walks of life and are reflective of the community. Jurors are asked to remain impartial during the trial, weigh the evidence presented to them, apply the applicable law, and attempt to reach a verdict.

 

Eligibility

    • If you live within the City of Meadows Place, you may be called for Jury Duty.
    • A summons to appear for Jury Service is also a legal notice and a failure to report will be a violation of State Law.

 

Exemptions

The following are exemptions from jury service:

  1. Persons over seventy (70) years of age;
  2. Persons who have legal custody of a child or children under the age of  fifteen (15) years and if jury service by that person would necessitate leaving the child or children without adequate supervision;
  3. All students of public or private secondary school;
  4. Any person who is enrolled in actual attendance at an institution of higher education;
  5. Persons who are the primary caretaker of a person who is an invalid unable to care for himself or herself;
  6. An officer or an employee of the Senate, House of Representatives or any department, commission, board, office, or other agency in the legislative branch of state government; or
  7. Any person who has served as a petit juror in the county during the six (6) month period preceding the date he/she is to appear for jury service.

Excuses for other reasons should be proposed to the Municipal Court at the call of the jury roll.

Municipal Court (281) 983-2950 court@cityofmeadowsplace.org