Notes on Juries

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Juries Act 1974
Aged between 1870
Must be on the electoral role
UK resident for 5 years
Custodial or suspended sentence in last 10 years
Any sentence over 5 years
Mental Disorders
Occupation in the justice system
Religious vocations
Excusals as of right
65 ­ 70
Already done jury service in last 2 years
M. P's
Armed Forces
Essential occupations
Discretionary Excusals
Must be a good reason
Too ill, disabled
Young mothers, holidays booked
Otherwise fine of up to £1000
Lack of capacity
Don't speak English
Deaf, Signer is not allowed


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