Jury Duty

Required Qualifications

Jury duty is a valuable service to the community and is an important responsibility since jurors determine a defendant's guilt or innocence and, in the case of a guilty finding, assess fines. Jury lists are created using names randomly selected from voter registration records. Most Missouri City cases are concluded the same day. When you report for jury duty, the court issues an employer verification to verify jury duty to the employer. To serve as a juror you must meet the following qualifications:
  • Be a citizen of this state and a resident of the county in which you are to serve as a juror (by claiming this exemption you may no longer be eligible to vote in the county)
  • Be able to read and write
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be of sound mind and good moral character
  • Be qualified under the constitution and laws to vote in the county in which you are to serve as a juror (you do not have to be registered to vote to be qualified to vote)
  • Currently live within the limits of the City of Missouri City
  • Not be under indictment or other legal accusation of a misdemeanor theft, felony theft, or any other felony charge
  • Not have been convicted of theft or any felony
  • Not have served as a juror for six days during the preceding three months in the county court or during the preceding six months in the district court
Note: If you receive a summons for jury duty in Missouri City and do not report on the appointed date, you may be fined $100. If you do not pay this fine, a warrant will be issued and cost will be an additional $60, for a total of $160.

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