Your absence can delay a trial; it is important that you report each day you are required. If an emergency occurs, such as a sudden illness, accident, or death in the family, tell the court staff immediately.
Failure to Appear
A person summoned for jury service who willfully fails to appear, and it is not an emergency, is in civil contempt of court. An order may issue directing the person to a hearing where the person may show good cause for failure to appear as summoned. If the individual fails to show good cause for failing to appear, the court may impose a fine or reschedule the individual for jury duty.