How jurors qualify and are selcted for service.

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Jury service is..
a public duty.
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Failure to do jury service when summond can lead to...
a £1000 fine.
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What act are people selected to do jury service?
The Juries Act 1974
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People selcted for jury service must be...
between 18 and 70, on the electrol register and lived in the Uk for 5 years since the age of 13.
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People who are disqualified are set out in which act?
The Criminal Justice Act 2003
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What criminal reasons can a person be disqualified for jury service?
If on bail for a criminal offence, has been sentenced to 5 or more years imprisonment or has had a conviction in the last 10 years.
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What other reasons can a person be disqualified from jury service?
Mental health problems, deafness or insufficent understanding of English.
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What are sufficient reasons for a deferral from jury service?
An exam, a pre-booked holiday or a hospital appointment
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After deferral an alternative date is given within...
the next 12 months.
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By who, and how many jurors are called into the court from the waiting area?
The court official calls 15 jurors
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How and by who is the jury selcted?
The court clerk randomly selects 12 jurors
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How many jurors are in a trial?
12
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Chosen jurors must take an oath or...
an affirmation to promise ro listen to the case carefully and give a fair verdict.
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