Message from the Honorable John W. Debelius III,
You have been randomly selected from either Voter Registration records or Motor
Vehicle Administration records for consideration to serve as a
juror in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. The statute requires
completion of a juror questionnaire. Unless determined to be disqualified, you
may be randomly selected for actual jury service.
Most of those selected will serve as Trial Jurors. The term of
service for Trial Jurors is one trial or one day. That is, if a juror serves on
a jury, no matter how short or long the trial, it will completely fulfill the
juror’s obligation for three years. If the juror reports to the courthouse and
is not selected for a trial, this too will completely fulfill the juror’s
obligation for three years. Length of trials varies but is currently averaging
two to three days.
Jurors will also be selected for service on the Grand Jury. Unless special
panels are convened, Grand Jury service lasts for three months. Normally, the
Grand Jury meets one day a week, usually on Thursdays.
Please answer all questions on the questionnaire. Sign and return the
printed questionnaire or complete this on-line questionnaire within ten (10)
days of the receipt of your questionnaire letter. If you are unable to fill out
this form, someone else may do it for you provided that the person who does so
also signs the form and the reason for answering by proxy is indicated. If you
do not submit this form within ten (10) days, you will be summoned to this
office at your expense to complete this form.
This is not a summons for jury service. You will receive a summons
approximately one month before service is to commence, if you are selected.