How long does jury service last?

Approximately 20% of prospective jurors are selected for trials. If you are not selected to sit as a juror on a case, you can expect to be released for the week. If you are selected, you will serve for one trial. Surprisingly, the average trial only lasts 1 to 3 days.

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