May 30, 2017

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Jury Services

Welcome to the Jury Services Division.

 

Juror Reporting Instructions, click here

 

RECEIVE JURY UPDATES BY TEXT MESSAGE
Interactive SMS messaging allows you to check your juror status, reschedule and request a reminder text.  To get started text your nine-digit juror number to (209) 269-4149.

 

 JURY DUTY

THE IMPORTANCE OF YOU!

 

The right to trial by a jury of one's peers is among the fundamental democratic ideals of our nation. It is the duty and responsibility of all qualified citizens to participate as jurors.  Jury service is an opportunity to contribute to our system of government.

In order for our court system to work properly, judges and jurors must consider the cases before them in a way that is thoughtful, involves sound judgment, is fair and impartial and shows integrity.

In each trial, the judge determines the rules of law that govern the case.  Jurors receive instructions from the judge as to the laws that apply to the case.  Then jurors decide which facts presented in the case are most credible and apply the law as instructed by the judge in order to reach a verdict.

Juries are typically called to hear two types of cases: criminal and civil cases.  Criminal cases are pursued by the district attorney's office on behalf of the People of the State of California.  In most cases, the district attorney files a complaint which explains the criminal charges against an individual.  A civil case involves a dispute between individuals or entities which may involve personal injury, property dispute, product liability, contract, harassment, employment and labor disputes. 

 

Last updated: March 15, 2017 4:02 PM