Jury Duty Information
The right of a trial by jury is the privilege of every person in the United States. This right is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Arizona Constitution, which provides, "the right of a trial by jury shall remain inviolate".
FAILURE TO APPEAR AS DIRECTED MAY SUBJECT YOU TO PENALTIES PROVIDED BY LAW.
Location and Parking
The Sahuarita Municipal Court is located at 360 W. Sahuarita Center Way, Sahuarita, Az. 85629. Located in the Town Hall Municipality. The Courthouse is the only building to the North of the Municipality. Parking is available to the West and East side of the building.
Length of Service
Your service is required as a prospective juror for one trial. Generally, the trial will last one to two days. Please be prepared to remain at the Courthouse the full day. If sworn as a trial juror, your jury service will continue until the trial is completed.
If you are not sworn in as a trial juror, you will be compensated only for the mileage rate allowed by law for one day. If you are selected to hear the trial, you will receive $12.00 per day of service plus the mileage rate allowed by law per day. Employers are not required by law to pay employees their regular salary wage when on jury service. Please check your employer's policy. If you or your employer has questions about our jury service, please contact the Court.
Jurors are encouraged to dress business casual. The temperature of the courtroom can be unpredictable. Miniskirts, shorts, skorts, tank tops, halter tops, and rubber sandals are not permitted. If you appear wearing these items, you will be required to return home, at your own expense, to change to more suitable attire.
ALL persons are PROHIBITED from possessing firearms, explosives, dangerous instruments, and other weapons of any nature in the Court building or facilities. These items are listed in the employee policies and procedures manual. Persons bringing weapon(s) into the Sahuarita Municipal Court will be informed by Court Security Officers of the following:
- Prohibited items must be returned to their vehicles and secured.
- Persons refusing to return items and secure them in their vehicles will be prohibited entry into the Courthouse and Law Enforcement may be called.
No Food or Drinks of ANY kind will be allowed in the Courthouse. Water is available in the Courthouse. ( Drinks will be allowed if it is for heath reasons ONLY).
Postponement of Jury Service
All postponements must be made to the Jury Commissioner in writing five days prior to the jury trial date. You will then receive a response from the Jury Commissioner in writing prior to the trial date.
Qualifications and Excuses
The length of your jury service is for ONE DAY or ONE TRIAL, so requests to be excused are rarely granted. All requests to be excused must be in writing. Please read the Juror Affidavit Questionnaire for acceptable reasons for disqualification from jury service. Check all that apply and attach any required documentation. Other requests to be excused not listed in the Juror Affidavit Questionnaire should be attached to and returned with your completed Juror Affidavit Questionnaire. The Judge or Jury Commissioner may contact you for further information regarding your request to be disqualified or excused.
YOU MUST RETURN THE JUROR AFFIDAVIT QUESTIONNAIRE EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT REQUESTING A DISQUALIFICATION OR EXCUSE.