Who can be excused or exempt from jury service?

You can be excused or exempt from jury service for the following reasons:

  1. If you are over 70 years of age.
  2. If you have legal custody of a child under 10 years of age and serving on the Jury requires leaving the child/children without adequate supervision.
  3. If you are the primary caretaker of a person who is unable to care for themselves.
  4. If you are a student of a Public or Private secondary school.
  5. If you are enrolled and in actual attendance at an institution for higher education.
  6. If you are an officer or an employee of the Senate, the House of Representatives, or a department, commission, board, office, or other agency in the Legislative branch of the state government.
  7. You have served as a juror in the county during the 24-month period prior to the date you are required to appear for this summons (Applies only to counties with populations of at least 200,000 unless the county uses a jury plan under 62011, Government Code, and the period authorized under Section 621(b)(6) exceeds two years.)
  8. You have been summoned for service in a county with a population of 250,000 and you have served as a petit juror in the county during the three-year period preceding the date you are to appear for jury service.
  9. You are a member of the U.S. military forces serving on active duty and deployed to a location away from your home station and out of your county of residence.

To file an exemption for a scheduled jury trial, complete the Juror Exemption Form.

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