GENERAL INFORMATION FOR JURY SERVICE

Prospective Juror:  You may be asked to participate in our judicial process by serving as a juror in Bingham County Seventh Judicial District Court. Your participation is vital in helping to ensure that the constitutional right to a trial by jury will guarantee the protection of life, liberty, and property.

In accordance with IDAHO CODE 2-206 a certified jury list has been created from the Voter Registration and Idaho Driver’s License files. You have been selected, at random, to be a prospective juror.

IDAHO CODE 2-217 provides that a person summoned for jury service who fails to appear or to complete jury service as directed shall be ordered by the court to appear forthwith and show cause why he/she shouldn’t be jailed, fined or both, for failing to fulfill their jury responsibilities. Fines are not more than $300.00 or imprisonment in the county jail for not more than three days or both .

Potential Juror Qualification Form Instructions:

1. In filling out your qualification form, if no disqualifications or exemptions apply, turn the form over and fill out the back.
2. Return the Qualification Form within 10 days.  Then watch your mail for a summons.
3. When a summons is received, call 782-0569 after 5:00 p.m. the evening before your trial date for current instructions regarding your jury duty. Your trial date may have been canceled or moved to another date.

Postponements:

If you find you have a conflict serving on your assigned jury, you may request a postponement. To request a postponement you must submit a written request to the commission immediately. Along with your personal request you will need documentation to verify your request, i.e., copy of airline tickets, doctor’s written confirmation, employer’s letter, etc. You will be notified if your postponement has been granted.

Please make proper arrangements with employers, babysitters, etc. Children and/or work are not usually an excuse from jury service.

Compensation:

Jurors appearing for court will receive $10.00 for each half day and $20.00 for each full day served. Mileage fees from juror residence, to the Bingham County Courthouse and return to residence will also be paid.

Emergencies:

If you are serving on a jury trial and an emergency occurs, your family members may contact the Jury Commissioner’s Office at 782-3157, before 5:00 p.m.

General Information:

1.Your term is for three months. During that time you may receive one to three summons. The summons will tell you the date, time and court room to appear.
2. If you are selected and serve as a juror, you may make a written request to the commission to be excused from the rest of your term.
3. Dress appropriately. Uniforms are not acceptable.
4. Be on time and allow the entire day for your jury service. Do not bring children.
5. Please call the Jury Office for personal assistance at 782-3157.

Your participation is important and appreciated. We sincerely hope you will find your jury service to be an interesting and rewarding experience.

Please visit our most Frequently Asked Questions page regarding jury duty.

 


                                                    
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