How is a grand jury selected?

Prospective grand jurors will be selected and summoned in the same manner as for the selection of panels for trial cases in the district courts. From among those prospective grand jurors who are summoned, the court impanels twelve grand jurors and four alternate grand jurors to serve. The law requires courts to impanel grand jurors who are "randomly selected from a fair cross-section of the population of the area served by the court." This means that even if the court summons you, you may or may not be selected to serve. If you are not selected, this is not a reflection on you, but rather the court’s attempt to comply with the requirements of the law.

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1. What is a grand jury?
2. How is a grand jury selected?
3. Am I qualified to serve as a grand juror in Denton County?
4. May I claim a legal exemption (be excused) from grand jury duty?
5. Can I change my report date?
6. Are grand jurors paid for their service?
7. Must my employer pay me while I’m serving as a grand juror?
8. What if I am self-employed?
9. How long does jury service last?
10. I have received a summons for a person who is now deceased. What do I do to take care of this?
11. I have received a summons for a person who does not live at this address. What do I do with the summons?
12. What if I don’t have transportation?
13. What is courthouse security?
14. Where is courthouse parking?