Jurors typically have either a 8:30 a.m. report time. If a jury panel is not needed or you are not chosen to serve on a jury panel, you will most likely be dismissed within a couple of hours. Jurors selected to be on a panel will be required to serve for the duration of a trial.
The United States Constitution guarantees all people, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, or economic status, the right to a trial by an impartial jury. The jurors must unanimously agree that the defendant is or is not guilty of the offense alleged.
Jurors who serve on the Burleson Municipal Court are randomly selected from a list provided by the City of Burleson Water Department. The jury panel will result in a jury of 6 persons who reside in the City of Burleson.
Payment for Jury Services
If you actually serve on the jury, you will be paid $6 per day for each day you actually serve. Most cases in a municipal court are concluded within a few hours. Your employer is not required to pay you for the time away from work while serving on jury duty. However, an employer is prohibited by law from firing any employee for serving as a juror.
If you have any questions, please contact the Municipal Court at 817-426-9220.