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Jury Duty

Jury rosters are prepared from among the licensed drivers residing in the City of Greenwood.
You are disqualified as a juror if:

  • You are not a U.S. citizen
  • You are not a resident of the municipality of greenwood.
  • You are a commissioned police officer, sheriff, constable or person employed within the walls of city hall.
  • You cannot read, write or understand the English language.
  • You have less than a sixth (6th) grade education or its equivalent.
  • You have been convicted in a state or federal court of a crime that carries a sentence of more than one year imprisonment and who have not been pardoned or given amnesty for that conviction.
  • You have a mental or physical condition that prevents you from serving as a juror (doctor excuse required)

You may be excused from jury duty if you are:

  • If you are 65 years or older and wish to be excused.
  • You are the primary caretaker of a disabled person or a person age 65 or older who cannot care for him/herself.
  • You have legal custody and duty of care for a child under the age of seven and who cannot provide adequate childcare while service as a juror.
  • A student or a school employee who wishes to be transferred to a later date that will not conflict with a school term.
  • A person who is a guard, keeper, employee or other officer at a state penitentiary.

All requests to be excused / information about jury duty should be directed to the Municipal Court (864) 942-8474.

What happens if I fail to appear for Jury Duty?

If you fail to appear for jury duty without approval by the court you may be held in Contempt of Court, sentenced to a fine of $1,087.50 or 30 days.

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