Jury Duty

 

summons

If you are a resident of the Town of Marana, you may receive a summons from Marana Municipal Court that notifies you of potential Jury Duty. You will be placed in a pool of prospective jurors for a period of 90 days. However, your service would be required for only one day or until the trial is completed should you be called and asked to appear in person. 

As a resident of the Town, you are also a resident of Pima County. Because of this, you may be asked to appear for Jury Duty for the County as well. If you receive a summons from Pima County, you are to follow the instructions on that summons and/or contact Pima County Superior Court.

Attire

Should you be called upon to appear in the Marana Municipal Court for Jury Duty, your attire should be neat and clean. Clothing such as shorts, mini skirts, tank tops, T-shirts, or rubber thongs should not be worn. You may be required to return home and change to more suitable clothing at your own expense. 

Compensation

If you are called to appear in person as a juror, you shall be compensated at the rate of $25 per day plus mileage for each day you serve. (Pima County compensation varies upon service and you must contact Pima County Superior Court for that information).

Request for Disqualification

Requests to be excused are rarely granted. In particular, excuses are not granted on the basis of religious belief, status as business proprietors, or professional status as doctors, lawyers, etc. Excuses are granted on the basis that you cannot read, write, or understand English, or because you suffer from a severe physical or mental illness. Any other excuses, (not included in the above list), should be directed to the Jury Commissioner. You may download our Request for Medical Excuse From Jury Service. Failure to appear for Jury Duty may subject you to penalties as established by law.

The Marana Municipal Court Jury Commissioner can be reached by phone at (520) 382-2700, or by email at tshumate@marana.com.

 

NOTE: THE RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL IS GUARANTEED BY THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND BY THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA.