Welcome to the Jury Services Division.
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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.
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: Civil and Criminal. Civil cases involve disputes between individuals or entities. They may involve property or personal injury cases, product warranties, contract, harassment and employment disputes. 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 charges against the defendant.