How long will it take?

The 14A District Court conducts jury trials throughout the month of service. This means that your term of service will last for the duration of the selection process (typically 1 day) or the duration of one trial if you are seated on a jury (typically 1 to 2 additional days.) District Court trials are for misdemeanor criminal offenses (offenses in which a convicted defendant may be sentenced up to a maximum of 1 year in jail) and civil law suits in which the amount in dispute is less than $25,000. Jury trials for these types of cases generally last anywhere from 1 day to 1 week, although occasionally a trial may continue beyond 1 week.

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1. What are the responsibilities of a juror?
2. How long will it take?
3. Will serving on jury duty affect my job?
4. Who do I contact if I have questions or concerns about Jury Service?
5. Where can I read the Juror's Manual prepared by the State Bar of Michigan?