Jury Services

Disqualifications


  1. You are not at least 18 years of age.
  2. You do not live in Dallas County  If you make this selection, your voter registration will be deleted in Dallas County.
  3. You are not a United States citizen. If you make this selection, your voter registration will be deleted in Dallas County.
  4. You are not of sound mind. If you claim this disqualification, you must submit a letter from your doctor indicating the nature of your illness and why this will prevent you from serving jury duty.
  5. You cannot read and write. You must still report on your scheduled date and appear before the judge to claim this disqualification. The Jury Services staff is unable to excuse you.
  6. You have served as a petit juror more than 5 days in district court during the last 6 months or county court during the last 3 months.
  7. You have been convicted of a felony. Most first and second DWI convictions are misdemeanors. Felony charges are heard in a district court; misdemeanor charges are heard in a county court. Once deferred adjudication probation is completed on felony charges, you should be able to serve. These will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  8. You are under legal accusation of theft or any felony. The only misdemeanor charge which disqualifies you from serving as a juror is a theft charge.

If you must claim a disqualification, check the appropriate box on the back side of the summons and return to the address on the front side of the summons. You do not have to appear. You will not receive confirmation from Jury Services.