Is jury service mandatory?

The United States Constitution and the Texas State Constitution guarantees the right to trial by jury. Failure to attend as directed may subject you to penalties provided by law. All Randall County residents are obligated by state law to serve as a juror unless they:

  • Are not a resident of Randall County, Texas
  • Are not a United States citizen
  • Are under 18 years of age
  • Have been convicted of a felony or theft offense

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1. Why is jury service important?
2. Who is entitled to a jury trial?
3. What are my duties as a juror?
4. How are jurors selected for a trial?
5. How long does jury service usually last if I am selected?
6. What are the different types of cases I might be selected for?
7. What should I wear to jury service?
8. Is jury service mandatory?
9. What can I bring with me to jury service?
10. What happens if I do not show up for jury service?
11. Are there phones and vending machines in the jury room?