The right to trial by jury is a basic principle of the American justice system. Jury service affords all persons going to trial an opportunity to have the facts of their case heard by a jury of their peers.
You may serve on a jury if you:
- Are a citizen of the United States;
- Are 18 years of age or older;
- Reside in the county of jury service;
- Are not currently being prosecuted for a crime;
- Are not a convicted felon whose civil rights have not been restored.
You may request to be excused from jury duty if you:
- Are aged 70 years or older;
- Are an expectant mother;
- Are a parent or legal guardian of a child under age six (6) and not employed full time;
- A law enforcement officer;
- Have served as a juror within the last 12 months;
- Are responsible for the care of a person who is incapable of caring for himself or herself because of mental illness, mental retardation, senility, physical or mental incapacity;
- Serving as a juror will cause hardship or extreme inconvenience, or public necessity.
Please direct any excusal requests and any questions concerning your jury summons to the appropriate judge’s office; the presiding judge is listed in the body of your jury summons.
For a list of telephone numbers, click here.
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. If you are in an individual that has special needs please contact Court Administration at the address below, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711.
173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408
Lake City, Florida 32055; (386) 758-2163