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The right to a trial by jury is the privilege of every person in the United States, whether citizen or not. This cherished right is guaranteed by both the United States and California Constitutions. Jury trials cannot be held unless people like you are willing to perform their civic duty. Jurors are essential to the administration of justice. A jury is a selected group of citizens that hears the testimonies in a legal dispute and determines what they believe is the truth
Jury Duty Status.
Your appearance date and group number are printed on your Summons. To determine if you are required to appear, you must either check the table below or call the recorded message (749-7602) AFTER 5:00 P.M. THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR DATE OF SERVICE.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Jury attendance will be taken at 8:15am at window 11 on the second floor of the courthouse. Bring your summons with you and have your one way mileage available.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- How Will I Know if I Have to Serve?
Your appearance date and group number are printed on your Summons. To determine if you are required to appear, you must call the recorded message (749-7602) or check the Jury Services webpage after 5:00 p.m. the night before your date of service.
- Where Do I Report for Jury Duty?
All jurors who are required to appear must report to the Second Floor of the Yuba County Courthouse, 215 Fifth Street, Marysville, California.
- When Do I Report for Jury Duty?
The recorded message and the Jury Services webpage will both advise you what time you must report. Please be prompt, as late arrivals are subject to rescheduling. However, please note that the courthouse doors are not unlocked until 8:00 a.m.
- I Received a Failure To Appear Notice for Jury Duty. What Do I Do?
If you receive a Failure to Appear Notice for jury duty, you should follow the instructions on the notice. For more information, contact Jury Services at 749-7601.
- What If I Missed My Summons Date?
If you missed your summons date, you should first call the Jury Recording at 749-7602 or check the Jury Services webpage to determine if your group was required to appear. If your group was required to appear, you should call the Jury Services Division at 749-7601 for further instructions.
- Can I Postpone This to Another Date?
If you feel you cannot serve on your appearance date and you have sufficient grounds to be excused, please call Jury Services at 749-7601 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Requests for rescheduling should be made at least three working days prior to the date of service.
- How can I Get Out of Jury Service?
Jury duty is a mandatory obligation of citizenship. California law reads in part, “No eligible person shall be exempt from service as a trial juror by reason of occupation, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or economic status, or for any other reason” (CCP § 204). Failure to appear as summoned could result in a fine, jail sentence, or both (CCP § 209). If you have moved from Yuba County, or have been convicted of a felony, please call 749-7601.
- Will I Be Paid?
By law, California jurors are not paid mileage or per diem for the first day's service. However, jurors are paid $15.00 per day, plus one-way mileage at the rate of $.34 per mile from your residence to the courthouse, for the second and each succeeding day of service. A check will be mailed to you two to three weeks after your complete jury service. Should you desire to waive mileage, please notify the Jury Clerk.
- What About My Job?
You should notify your employer immediately of impending jury duty. No employer can discharge or in any manner discriminate against an employee for taking time off to serve on jury duty, provided the employee gives reasonable notice to the employer. Any adverse action by an employer may result in money damages or prosecution for a misdemeanor (Labor Code § 230).
- How Long Will I Be There?
Jury trials begin weekly on Tuesday (Wednesday if Monday is a holiday). The jury selection process is usually concluded in one day, and the average trial lasts two to four days but some trials last longer. The judge will inform you of the anticipated length of the trial. Court usually ends by 5:00 p.m., however, jurors may occasionally be asked to remain past 5:00 p.m., especially if deliberation is in progress and near completion. Jurors are not required to stay overnight.
- My group Was Not Called. Now What?
If your group number is not called, you are not required to appear. Your name will go into the recall pool and you could be summoned again. You do not need to call in again unless you receive another Summons.
- When Will I Have to Serve Again?
If you are required to appear for jury duty, whether you are selected to serve as a trial juror or not, you will be excused from service for 12 months. However, you will become eligible next calendar year to be summoned again. If you are NOT required to come to the Courthouse on your appearance date, your name will remain in the pool of prospective jurors and you may receive another summons this calendar year.
- Will I Be going Through a Security Checkpoint?
You will be entering the courthouse through a security checkpoint. Do not bring weapons of any kind, including pocket knives, scissors, fingernail files, tweezers or any other sharp objects.In addition, shorts, tank tops and hats are not allowed in the courtroom.
215 Fifth Street, Suite 200
Marysville, CA 95901
Ph: (530) 749-7601
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Division Manager: Sheila Roberts