Can I be excused for a work or financial hardship?
Please be advised that excusal requests are granted rarely and only for undue hardships or extreme circumstances, as determined by the Court. Maryland law does not allow exemption based on occupation. There are many people with work and financial hardship situations; therefore not everyone can be granted an excusal.

You may submit a written request to be considered a work or financial hardship/excuse if possible. If your request can be granted, you will receive a call/email on the afternoon before your scheduled report date. If you do not receive a call/email notifying you of an excusal, you will be required to follow the call in procedure for final reporting instructions. If you instructed to report, you will be given the opportunity to tell the judge about your hardship of serving more than one day.

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1. What is the inclement weather policy?
2. How was I chosen for jury duty?
3. How long is my jury term?
4. Will jury service place my job or pay in jeopardy?
5. What happens if I don’t report to jury duty or I fail to respond to the court’s questionnaire?
6. What happens when I call the recording for final reporting instructions?
7. What is the dress code for jury duty?
8. Where do I park for jury duty?
9. Where do I report for jury duty?
10. Can I bring my cell phone/electronic device into the courthouse?
11. What can I bring?
12. What NOT to bring?
13. Can I be excused for a work or financial hardship?
14. What if I need to postpone/reschedule my date for jury duty?
15. What if I need to be excused for medical reasons?
16. What if I am not a United States citizen?
17. What if I am no longer a resident of Harford County?
18. What if I am active duty military, etc.?
19. What if I am a full time student?
20. What if I have charges pending?
21. What if I have been convicted of a crime?
22. What if I received a summons, but I recently served jury duty?
23. What if I am a nursing mother?
24. What is the difference between a trial (petit) jury and a grand jury?
25. What if I still have unanswered questions?