Jury Duty Information

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WHAT QUALIFIES YOU TO BE A JUROR?

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.

HOW ARE JURORS SUMMONED FOR JURY DUTY?

Juror’s names are randomly selected from the list provided by D.H.S.M.V. for Gilchrist County.

ARE THERE ANY EXEMPTIONS FROM SERVING AS A JUROR?

Yes, jurors may be excused from serving for one of the following reasons:

  • Served as a juror in Gilchrist County within the past 12 months.
  • An expectant mother or a parent that is not employed full-time and has custody of a child under six years of age.
  • Are 70 years of age or older and do not wish to serve.
  • A Law Enforcement Officer that does not wish to serve.
  • Responsible for the care of a person who, because of mental illness, mental retardation, senility, or physical or mental incapacity, is incapable of caring for their self.
  • Serving as a juror will cause a hardship or extreme inconvenience, or public necessity.
  • All requests to be excused must be approved by the appropriate judge.  Please download and fill out the juror excusal request form.  You can b