You may not be able to do jury service on the date you’re summoned. For example, you might have just had a baby or you might have a medical appointment at that time. If this is the case, you can ask the court to put off (defer) jury service to a date that’s better for you.
Some people can’t do jury service. This may be because you work in the justice sector or because you’ve been in jail for a certain length of time. If this is the case, explain this on the summons form and return it with some proof, like a letter from your employer.
To find out more about putting off your jury service to a later date or being excused from jury service, read your jury summons response form and the information that comes with it.
You must go to jury service unless the court agrees to put off (defer) your jury service or excuses you. If you don’t attend, you can be fined up to $1000.
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