Potential jurors are randomly chosen from the City of Manor Utility accounts list. Names are double checked against the utility accounts to make sure the person still resides within the City and the address is within the City's jurisdiction.
If you have been selected for jury service in the Manor Municipal Court, you will receive a notice in the mail detailing the place, time, and day you are required to appear. Manor Municipal Court is held in the Manor City hall located at 105 E. Eggleston, Manor, Texas.
Jury service is an obligation of citizenship that is essential to the judicial process. It is an opportunity for you to make a meaningful contribution to ensure that justice is provided to our community. The Judge of the Municipal Court recognizes that jury service entails an imposition on the citizens called for jury service.
You will also find enclosed in your packet a Juror Information form sheet which is needed for the jury selection process. Please complete this form and return this form either prior to your scheduled appearance date or on the appearance date.
If you are claiming an exemption, please indicate it in the Jury Summons and complete the "Affidavit for Exemption" at the bottom of the summons; the exemption must be notarized.
The Jury Summons is a legal notice. If you fail to report to the Manor Municipal Court you will be in violation of State Law and are subject to a fine punishable in the amount of $100.00.
The following person may by Statute, AND NO OTHERS, claim an exemption from jury service if the person wishes to do so:
- Person over the age of seventy (70) years of age;
- Person(s) who have legal custody of a child under the age of ten (12) years of age and your jury service requires leaving the child/children without adequate supervision;
- All student of public or private secondary schools;
- Persons who is enrolled and in actual attendance at an institution of higher education.
- Persons who are the primary caretaker of a person who is an invalid or unable to care for himself or herself;
- An officer or an employee of the Senate, House of Representatives or any department, commission, board, office, or other agency in the legislative branch of state government;
- Persons who have served as a petit juror in the Municipal Courts, County Courts or District Courts in the preceding 24 months;
- Member of the United States military forces serving on active duty and deployed to a location away from the home station and / or out of the country of residence;
- Persons who are not a United States citizen;
- Persons who cannot read and write the English language;
EXCUSES FOR OTHER REASONS SHOULD BE PROPOSED TO THE JUDGE AT THE TIME OF JURY CALL.
IF YOU WISH TO CLAIM A STATUTORY EXEMPTION, YOU MUST COMPLETE THE AFFIDAVIT AND EITHER PRESENT BY PERSON OR MAIL TO THE MUNICIPAL COURT. FURTHERMORE, proof must be submitted. For instance, children at home, parent must provide birth certificate of child.
Uniform Jury Handbook