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F.S. 40.01 – Jurors shall be taken from the male and female persons at least 18 years of age who are citizens of the United States and legal residents of this state and their respective counties and who possess a driver’s license or identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles pursuant to chapter 322 or who have executed the affidavit prescribed in s. 40.011.
Juror’s names are randomly selected from the list provided by D.H.S.M.V. for Gilchrist County.
Yes, jurors may be excused from serving for one of the following reasons:
Jurors who are not regularly employed and who do not continue to receive regular wages while serving as a juror are entitled to receive $15.00 per day for the first three days of juror service.
Each juror who serves more than three days will be paid by the state for the fourth day of service and each day thereafter at the rate of $30.00 per day of service.
A juror excused from jury service at his/her request is not entitled to receive compensation.
The first day of service is normally limited to jury selection for trials held during the following trial week. Jurors selected to serve on a case will be asked to return and serve as a juror on the date(s) of that trial
Cases, which come before a petit jury, are divided into two general classes: Civil and Criminal.
In a civil trial, parties in dispute come into court to determine and settle their respective rights. The person who brings an action against another if the “plaintiff”. The person against whom the action is brought is the “defendant”.
In a criminal trial, the persons bringing the action are the people of the State of Florida, represented by the “prosecutor”. The “defendant” is a person or corporation accused of a violation of law.
Once a prospective juror has been impaneled in a case, the judge and the attorneys will ask some questions regarding his/her background. These questions are not intended to embarrass a juror in any way. The questions are to assist the attorneys in deciding which jurors to select. A juror may have a prejudice regarding the type of case to be tried that would make him or her a less desirable juror for the case. If the juror feels that they cannot be an impartial juror and this is not brought out by the questioning, the juror should bring this to the attention of the judge.
If a juror is excused for any reason, it is in no way a reflection on the juror. When a juror is excused it means only that in the particular case it is proper and lawful to excuse him or her.
After you are sworn as a juror in a case, there are some rules of conduct which you should observe:
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in jury service should contact the Juror Coordinator no later than seven days prior to the date shown on the summons. Telephone: 352-463-3170, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice), via Florida Relay Service.
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