Cases heard by the Richardson Municipal Court are Class C misdemeanor violations that are punishable by fine only. Jurors are selected from a random list of voter registrations. Jury service is normally for one day, and jurors are paid $6.00 per day.
A Person May Claim an Exemption from Jury Duty if that Person:
- Is over 70 years of age
- Has legal custody of a child/children under 15 years of age and jury service would require leaving the child without adequate supervision
- Is a student of a public or private secondary school
- Is enrolled and in attendance at an institution of higher learning
- Is the primary care taker of an invalid who is unable to care for himself
These exemptions are not mandatory and an individual who meets one or more of these criteria may serve on a jury panel.
If you wish to claim an exemption, you must send proof of your reason to the Municipal Court at P.O. Box 830978, Richardson, TX 75083.