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IS LUNCH PROVIDED?
WILL I HAVE TO STAY OVERNIGHT?
It is very rare for a jury to have to remain overnight. If this should happen, the government will pay all expenses for food and lodging. If you live more than 60 miles from the courthouse, you are entitled to stay at an area hotel and receive a subsistence allowance up to the maximum per diem rate.
WHAT IF I HAVE A CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR TELEPHONE NUMBER?
Any such changes should be noted in writing on your Qualification Questionnaire or Juror Information Form. You may also submit the changes online through the eJuror web page.
WILL I RECEIVE DOCUMENTATION OF MY SERVICE?
You will receive an attendance certificate for each day that you report for jury service.
WHAT IF I FAIL TO REPORT FOR JURY DUTY?
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 1866 (G): Any person who fails to show good cause for noncompliance with a summons may be fined not more than $1,000.00, imprisoned not more than three days, ordered to perform community service, or any combination thereof.
WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS REGARDING EMPLOYMENT?
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 1875 (B)(3): Any employer who retaliates against employees who serve on jury duty, or who are scheduled to attend in connection with such service, may be fined $5,000.00, ordered to perform community service, or any combination thereof.