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Indiana Jury Duty/ Court Appearance: What you need to know

Length of service. Persons called to jury duty and sworn for a jury serve for the length of the trial. Persons who served on a jury or served until jury selection was completed will not be called again that year unless all nonexempt jurors have been called.
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Excusal. Government officials, active members of the armed forces, and full-time police officers and firefighters are excused from jury duty. People suffering from physical or mental illness that prevents them from performing the duties of a juror may request to be excused from jury duty. A person so vital to a business or agricultural enterprise that it would be forced to close if he or she were not present may request excusal from jury duty.
Postponement. A prospective juror may request postponement of service for hardship, extreme inconvenience, or necessity, by following the instructions on the jury duty summons.
If an employer has 10 or fewer full-time employees and already has one employee performing jury service, and another employee is selected as a potential juror, the court shall reschedule the prospective juror's jury service for a date that does not overlap with the jury service of the other employee (IN Code Sec. 33-28-5-24.3).
Use of personal electronic equipment and cell phones.The rules for use of cell phones, smartphones, tablets, and computers in juror rooms are determined by individual courts.
Jury duty. It is unlawful for an employer to dismiss or threaten to dismiss an employee or deprive the employee of employment benefits because the employee has appeared or plans to appear in court pursuant to a summons to serve as a juror. A violation of this provision constitutes a Class B misdemeanor (IN Code Sec. 35-44-3-10). In ...

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