Failure to Appear for Jury Duty
Jurors who fail to appear as directed and to attend
until duly discharged are subject to a $50 fine (per N.C.G.S. § 9-13) as
well as potentially subject to the contempt powers of the Court.
Jurors who fail to appear are sent a notice by mail that will inform them
of the date and time they are to appear before the District Court for
hearing on their failure to report for jury service.
Prior to the date of the hearing, the juror may
reschedule the jury service to a later date by returning the Notice of
Failure To Appear along with a written request to be rescheduled. If a
juror has a legitimate request for excusal, it may also be submitted for
consideration. (Click on
‘Excused/Deferred from Jury Service’ to the left and read the policy for
being excused prior to making your request.)
Return your requests to the Jury Coordinator at
the address indicated to the left. You will be notified by return mail
within 7 to 10 days.
It you are no longer a resident of Cumberland County, provide us with the State
or County of your new residence.