BASIC JURY SERVICE INFORMATION
What to Expect
Jury service is one of our most important civic duties. The right to a jury trial is the privilege of every person in the United States and is guaranteed by both the United States and California Constitutions. Jury trials are held in both Criminal and Civil actions. Jurors' names are obtained from voter registration and DMV records. Service may be required as often as once per year and can be anywhere from a couple hours to the length of an entire trial, starting at 8:00 a.m., and ending at 5:00 p.m.
What to Wear
Business attire is suggested. No bare feet, shorts, tank-tops, shirts with graphics or offensive language are permitted in the courtrooms.
Entering a Court Facility
When entering any court facility you may be screened through a security device. Do not bring knives, scissors, handwork needles, crochet hooks, metal nail files, screwdrivers, tools, wallet chains, handcuff keys, or any item that may be used as a weapon.
Warning: All persons entering court facilities are subject to search. All weapons are prohibited. It is a felony to bring firearms or other unauthorized weapons into court buildings. This includes all knives, tear gases such as pepper spray and mace, taser and stun guns, or deadly weapons pursuant to Penal Code Section 171b. Items considered weapons will be confiscated upon entering.
Please detach the Juror Parking Permit from your summons and display it on your vehicle dashboard when parking in any authorized juror parking lot.
This slip will allow you to park in restricted time zones of one hour or more, EXCEPT on Washington Street.
Parking is NOT permitted in the following areas: posted permit parking, handicapped parking, emergency vehicle parking, visiting judge's parking and court authorized parking, and other restricted areas (time zone excepted). You are required to place the parking slip on the dash in the front driver’s side window of your vehicle to show that you are appearing for jury duty. WARNING: If you fail to properly display the notice or park in any of the restricted parking areas listed above, you will be subject to citation or towing. Please allow extra time for parking.
Parking is permitted in any of the four parking lots located between St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office on Jackson, unless otherwise posted; or the parking lots located on the corner of Stewart and Mehun, Stewart and Theall, or Stewart and Lyons.
For more information regarding Jury Service please review our Jury Frequently Asked Questions Page:
CONTACT THE JURY OFFICE
For questions or mailing, contact:
60 N. Washington Street
Sonora, CA 95370