What are the qualifications for jury service?

Jurors must be:

  • Be able to read and write
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a citizen of this state and a resident of the county in which you are to serve as a juror
  • Be of sound mind and good moral character
  • Be qualified under the Constitution and laws to vote in the county in which you are to serve as a juror (Note: you do not have to be registered to vote to be qualified to vote)
  • Not be under indictment or other legal accusation of misdemeanor theft, felony theft, or any other felony charge
  • Not have been convicted of a felony or theft offenses
  • Not have served as a juror for six days during the preceding three months in the county court or during the preceding six months in the district court

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1. Why is jury service important?
2. How was I selected?
3. What is my duty as a juror?
4. Are there rules about jury conduct?
5. Why do I have to complete a juror information form?
6. What are the qualifications for jury service?
7. Can I be excused from jury duty?
8. How long does jury duty last?
9. Will I be paid for being a juror?
10. Must my employer pay me while I am serving?
11. What happens if I fail to answer my summons?
12. Who can have a jury trial?
13. What are the different types of cases?