What if I can’t perform jury service right now?

Your term of jury service might disturb your regular pattern of work and other activities. If this disruption causes you genuine hardship and not just inconvenience, it may be possible for you to defer your service to another time. However, this is done only in cases of genuine hardship or need. The judge decides whether your jury service can be deferred. If you feel that you cannot perform your jury service, call the number listed on your summons to discuss your situation.

You will not be excused because jury service is inconvenient or because you have a busy schedule, but you may be excused for reasons such as physical ailment. If you have special conflicts on particular days during the term, the court may excuse you on those days.

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1. How was I chosen for Jury Service?
2. Do I have to respond to the summons to jury service?
3. What if I can’t perform jury service right now?
4. What about my Job?
5. Will I be reimbursed for serving on a jury?
6. How long will I be in jury service?
7. What if an unexpected emergency keeps me from coming to the courthouse while I’m on a jury?
8. How will I know what to expect and what to do during my jury service?
9. I have heard that sometimes jurors are not allowed to go home until after the trial is over. Will this happen to me?
10. Is there anything I can do to make my jury service more comfortable, convenient and enjoyable?