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What happens if I don’t show up for a jury summons?

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Jury summons are sent through the mail to a citizen's home. If you receive a summons, you must report to the address indicated on the summons at the time stated. Failure to do so may result in your being held in contempt of court, and you may be fined or in extreme circumstances, receive a jail sentence. If you cannot appear on the summons date, you can ask for a postponement by calling the phone number on the summons to explain why you cannot appear.

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