Jury Trials & Jury Duty

All defendants have a right to a jury trial when requested. One must direct a jury trial request to the Magistrate in a timely manner and in writing. A jury trial request should include your current mailing address and phone number and the name of your attorney if one is representing you. Jury Trial Request Forms are available at each Magistrate’s Office or you may write your own request. 


Jury trials are held at specific times each month. All parties to the case are notified of the date and time for pre-trial motions, date and time of roll call and the date and time of trial. Selected for one-week terms and notified by mail, jurors must appear for roll call on the notified date and at the specified time.