What happens if I don’t report to jury duty or I fail to respond to the court’s questionnaire?

Failure to appear for jury duty or failure to return your completed juror qualification form is a serious matter and is punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment. You may be issued an Order (by certified mail) to appear before the Court and “Show Cause” as to why you did not respond to the summons/report for jury duty. Please call or email the Jury Commissioner’s Office for more information. SCAM ALERT: The Jury Commissioner’s Office (or a Law Enforcement agent acting on behalf of the Court/Jury Commissioner) WILL NOT call (or email) you about failing to appear for jury duty and request money (or credit card/bank/financial information or pre-paid debit cards, etc.) as a payment for a fine or bond. We WILL NOT ask you for your Social Security Number either. Protect yourself: Do NOT give the requested information. Instead, please notify the Harford County Jury Commissioner’s Office at 410-638-3251 about any suspicious phone calls/emails regarding failing to appear for jury duty AND report the scam to your local law enforcement agency (Harford County Sheriff’s Office 410-838-6600) immediately. Never give personal information when answering an unsolicited phone call or email message.

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1. What is your 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?
9. Where do I report?
10. Can I bring my cell phone/electronic device into the courthouse?
11. What can I bring with me?
12. Can I be excused for a work or financial hardship?
13. What if I need to postpone/reschedule my date for jury duty?
14. What if I need to be excused for medical reasons?
15. What if I require an accommodation in accordance with Americans with Disabilities Act?
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 the person who received the jury summons is deceased?
24. What if I am a nursing mother?
25. What is the difference between a Trial (Petit) Jury and a Grand Jury?
26. What if I still have questions?