How can I get out of jury service?

Jury service is a civic duty that every eligible adult has. This service to your community is the most direct, hands-on involvement in government most citizens will experience. 

If you honestly cannot serve, the law provides several undue hardship categories that can allow for an excuse for a summoned juror for up to one year. Email Juror Response or fax to 231-332-4049 the reason for your excuse. You may have to appear in court on the date on your summons in order to explain to the judge the reason for your excuse.

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1. What if I do not speak English?
2. What happens to my job or school attendance record?
3. How much and when do I get paid?
4. What if I care for a dependent child or adult?
5. Why do I always get summoned but other people don't?
6. What if I have been called twice or have already served in the past year?
7. What should I do if I need special accommodations?
8. How long does a trial take?
9. Why do I have to wait around so much as a juror?
10. What kind of trial will I hear?
11. Can I take notes or ask questions during the trial?
12. Is my privacy protected during and after the trial?
13. What happens after the verdict?
14. How can I get out of jury service?
15. Is there a consequence for my refusal to serve?