Juror Information Questionnaire
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Honorable Joan Dwyer, Presiding Magistrate
Honorable John W. Erickson, Magistrate Pro-Tem
Answering the Call for Jury Duty
Jury trials are considered the backbone of our justice system, yet many people are unprepared when called for duty. Often, it’s because they don’t know what to expect – or what is expected of them. To help you understand about jury service, the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) developed an “explainer” video titled, “Answering the call for jury duty .”
If you preside in the Town Limits of Chino Valley and you are registered to vote or in possession of an Arizona driver’s license or identification card, then you could be called to serve jury duty in the Town of Chino Valley. Jury duty is a civic responsibility and an honor.
Juror names are drawn randomly twice a year from lists received from the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division and Yavapai County voter registration. These lists are combined and identifiable duplicate names are removed. Jury Questionnaires are then mailed to those individuals whose names are randomly drawn. The questionnaire is not a summons. All questions on the questionnaire need to be completed as the answers will be used to help qualify you for active jury duty. Please complete and return the questionnaire as soon as possible. You may or may not be called for jury duty in the future.
If you receive a Jury Questionnaire, it can be filled out online using the website noted on the questionnaire. Jury Questionnaire (By clicking on this link you will be leaving the Yavapai County website, and entering a website hosted by another agency.) We encourage all prospective jurors to fill out the questionnaire online as it saves money for all taxpayers.
In the Chino Valley Town limits, jurors must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and meet all of the following qualifications:
If you think you may not be qualified to serve as a juror for any reason, please include that information on your Jury Questionnaire.
Failure to Appear
A juror who is summoned and who willfully and without reasonable excuse fails to appear for jury service may be found by the Court to be in contempt and is subject to sanctions provided by law. If you have missed jury duty, please contact the Jury Office.
Jurors who are 75 years or older may opt out of jury service simply for age. These jurors may choose to be temporarily or permanently excused. Jurors who have a medical condition that would make it difficult or impossible for them to participate in jury duty will need to provide the Jury Office with a Medical Excuse Form completed by their physician, Physician Assistant, RNP or professional caregiver.
If you feel you have a valid reason to be excused from jury duty, you shall submit a request in writing.
Postponement of Jury Service
If you have a reason to have your jury service postponed, contact the Chino Valley Municipal Court (928-636-4534). Please call prior to your appearance date.
If you are selected to sit on a trial, you will receive $12 per diem.
The clerk will provide a Jury Service Verification for your employer upon request.