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What happens if I don't report for jury duty?

Jury FAQ

Any juror who fails to report for jury duty may be served by the U.S. Marshal's Service with an Order to Show Cause.  Jurors who fail to show adequate cause for their absence from jury duty can be held in contempt of court under the Jury Selection Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1966(g).  Penalties range from a fine of $100 to three days in jail or both.



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