The right to trial by jury is a fundamental right guaranteed to all Americans by the Constitution. Florida Constitution Article I, Section 22, states that any person, who is accused of committing a crime, has the right to a jury trial. As an American citizen it is your privilege and duty to serve as a juror. In order for individuals to use this right, the court must have a system of obtaining and providing jurors. Jurors are selected from a list that is supplied by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). Jurors are then randomly selected from this database. (Section 40.221, Florida Statutes). Jury Service is subject to the needs of the Court. Please come to Jury Service prepared to serve a minimum of one to two days. Service can vary depending on the type of case and the days served may not be consecutive. Jurors are assigned to a judge and are brought to the courtroom for questioning. This questioning period is called "Voir Dire," a French term that means "to speak the truth." During the questioning the judge and attorneys will select their panel of 6 or 12, with the possibility of selecting one or two alternates.
Persons with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodations to use the services provided should contact:
250Country Club Dr. Suite 217
If you are hearing impaired, dial 711