Jury Qualifications, Disqualifications and Excusals

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What was the first act that showed the disqualifications for a juror?
The criminal justice act 1972
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What was the act called after it was changed?
The criminal justice act 2003
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What excusals changed after the second act?
Medical professionals, police officers, lawyers, judges ect
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What is the age qualification?
18-70
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What is the location requirement?
Lived in the UK for 5 years from the age of 13
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Who is disqualified? (3)
Mentally disordered persons, served a prison sentence, criminal, sentenced to community service
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Who is automatically excused?
People with visual/hearing impediments, people in the armed forces (with approval from their senior commanding officer)
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Who can apply for a discretionary excusal?
People who are/have: often ill, full time carers, disabled and are unable to serve, booked a holiday before their calling
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What will happen if they do not turn up?
They will be fined £1000
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