To serve on a jury, you must meet the following qualifications:
- You must be 18 years of age or older;
- You must be a citizen of the United States, Navarro County, and the City of Corsicana;
- You must be of sound mind and good moral character;
- You must be able to read and write the English language;
- You cannot have served on a jury for six or more days:
In the last three months if the jury was in the county court or county court at law;
In the last six months if the jury was in the district court.
If you do not meet these qualifications, contact the court to be excused.
You may also claim an exemption and be excused if:
- You are 70 years of age or older;
- You have legal custody of a child younger than 12 years of age and your service on a jury would
require leaving the child without adequate supervision;
- You are a student currently enrolled in a secondary school (e.g. high school);
- You are a student currently enrolled and in actual attendance at a post-secondary school (e.g.
college or a trade school);
- You are an officer or employee of the Senate, House of Representatives, or any department,
commission, board, office, or other agency in the legislative branch of the State of Texas’
- You are the primary caretaker of a person who is unable to care for himself or herself (this
exemption does not apply to persons caring for others in a professional capacity, e.g., as a
- You are a member of the United States Military Forces serving on active duty and deployed to a
location away from your home station and out of your county of residence.
If you qualify to claim an exemption, contact the court to be excused.
All other persons need to appear for jury duty. Unfortunately, the court cannot allow other absences without good cause. If more persons appear for jury duty than are needed, the judge will excuse excess persons as appropriate, and as soon as possible.”