Dec. 17, 2017

Jury Services

Juror Reporting Instructions

for December 18-December 27, 2017

Group Number Instructions

All group #'s between 619-632

Please do not appear. Your group has been cancelled. If needed in the future, a new summons will be sent to you.

 

 

 

 

 

Updated on December 15, 2017.

 

 

Online Web Submission:

If summoned for jury service, please use the Jury Portal to: :

- Confirm or update contact information

- Request a postponement or to be excused (**)

- Print Proof of Jury Service

NOTE:Juror identification number (located at the top of the summons) and date of birth will be required.

(**) Portal submissions will not be accepted if made within  5 business days from service date.

 

Public Notice - Jury Scam Alert

Past or prospective jurors are NEVER contacted by phone regarding fines for failure to serve. No court jury staff or Yolo County Sheriff’s staff will ask past or prospective jurors to pay a fine or provide financial details including, credit card numbers, bank account, social security numbers or other personal information. Please do not provide this type of information to anyone.

If you receive a telephone call, from someone identifying himself or herself as a court employee or an employee of the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department regarding fines for failure to appear for jury service, THIS IS A SCAM. DO NOT PROVIDE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION, OR PAY THEM ANY MONEY!

If you receive a suspicious phone call please contact Yolo County Dispatch at 530-666-8282.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are There Any Requirements to Serve on a Jury?

Jurors must meet all requirements stated in the section “Requirements to be a Juror/Disqualifications.”.  Jurors do not need any special skills or legal knowledge to serve.  Once in the courtroom the Judge will provide general instructions.

Does My Employer Have to Pay Me When on Jury Service?

There is no law that compels employers to pay for jury service.

Generally, What Are the Daily Hours of Service?

Courts are generally in session from 8:30 a.m. until noon and from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. 

How Long Does an Average Trial Last?

In most cases, the average length of a trial is three to six days. However some jury trials can take several weeks and, rarely, longer than a month.

How Long Must I Continue to Call Back?

Jurors must continue to check status online or by phone until they are released.

How Often Must I Serve?

In Yolo County, a person is exempt from further jury service for 12 months if:

a) The juror served on a trial as a seated juror,
b) Appeared for jury service and did not request a hardship excuse,
c) Appeared for jury service and was not selected, or
d) Was scheduled to appear at 1:00 pm but had their service cancelled on the same day at 12 noon.

 

If a juror was summoned for service, but the group was cancelled the day before, then service is not considered complete and the juror could be summoned again at random. 

Is Day Care Provided?

Daycare is not provided and children should not be brought for jury service.

Is Jury Service Mandatory?

Jury service is an obligation of citizenship. Jurors participate in a critical public process while fulfilling a civic obligation. Persons accused of a crime or involved in a civil dispute have a constitutional right to have a jury of their peers hear and decide facts in the case. When serving on a jury, important decisions are made affecting people’s lives and on issues that concern you and your community.

What Kinds of Trials Will I Hear?

Two types of trials have juries: criminal and civil. On occasion other cases might require jurors. Juvenile and family law trials do not have juries.

What Happens If I Am Late and Cannot Get to Court Before the Trial Starts?

The court session cannot start until all jurors are present. If there is an emergency, please call jury services immediately (530) 406-6828.

Where Do the Names Come From for Jury Service, How Are They Selected?

Names are randomly selected from the Yolo County Voter Registration lists and the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Will I Be Sequestered in a Hotel Room?

This is an extremely rare occurrence. Yolo County jurors are not typically sequestered.

 

LOCATION AND HOURS

Location: 1000 Main Street,
                  Woodland, CA 95695

Hours:   7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Phone: (530) 406-6701
For juror group updates select option 3

Email: juryinfo@yolo.courts.ca.gov

Phone: (530) 406-6828
To reach jury personnel or leave a message

Fax: (530) 406-6826

Parking is located on Oak and Sixth Street.
Please access via East and Cross Street.
Bike racks are located next to the courthouse
on Fifth Street.

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