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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’ government;- 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 nurse);- 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.”