JP #4 Jury Duty Information
JURY DUTY Report SCHEDULE:
No juries are scheduled at this time
GENERAL JUROR INSTRUCTIONS
When you receive your Jury Summons Card, you MUST fill it out and return the card or submit the card on-line.
You must call or visit our website on the Friday before your scheduled Monday service to determine if you need to appear. Driving Directions
Please note- you will not be asked for your social security number when filling out your jury summons card. This is also true if a court clerk contacts you about your jury duty. You can always call 830-907-3886 and verify if you have been called for jury duty. See information about Jury Summons Scams
Temporary exemptions or disqualifications: Please refer to your summons card and select the General Qualification that you do not meet or the exemption you wish to claim. Make sure you have the top of the card filled out as well and that you provide a working phone number where we can contact you if we have any questions.
Permanent Exemptions: If you wish to claim a permanent exemption you must complete this form Juror's Affidavit of Exemption.
Print the form out, complete it and sign it, then mail it back to the court that summoned you. If you are requesting the permanent exemption based on medical reasons (either physical or mental) you must have your doctor verify your permanent inability to be on a jury, on his/her own office letterhead and send it in with your form.
JUROR'S RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Right to Reemployment: A private employer may not terminate the employment of a permanent employee because the employee serves as a juror. An employee whose employment is terminated in violation of this section is entitled to return to the same employment that the employee held when summoned for jury service, as soon as practical after release from jury service, gives the employer actual notice that the employee intends to return. (Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Section 122.001)
Failure to Answer Summons and Penalties: A person who fails to comply with this summons is subject to contempt action punishable by a fine of not less than $100.00 nor more than $1,000 (Government code, Section 62.0141). Additionally, a person shall be fined not less than $10 nor more than $100 if the person (1) fails to attend court in obedience to the notice without reasonable excuse; or (2) files a false claim of exemption from jury service (Government Code, Section 62.111).
Proper Clothing Required: All persons entering the courtroom should be dressed in clothing reasonably befitting the dignity and solemnity of the court proceedings.
Example of Disqualified: You do not need to appear in person if you are exempt or not qualified for jury service. To claim an exemption or report your disqualification you must complete the form on the back, sign it and mail or personally bring it immediately to the address printed to the left of this summons.