My summons says Grand Jury; I got one before that said TRIAL Jury. What's the difference?
A Grand Jury has 23 people who serve once each week for a period of 4 months. By majority vote, a Grand Jury decides whether to indict or charge someone with a crime. If you have been summoned for Grand Jury, you have not yet been selected to serve. You will first attend an orientation on the date of your summons. At that time, yo may be excused or asked to return for final selection. A trial jury (previously called a Petit Jury) must reach a unanimous decision for a final verdict. In a criminal case, there will be 12 jurors, plus some alternate jurors. In a civil case, there will be 6 jurors, plus some alternates. While all jurors and alternates selected will hear the same evidence, alternate jurors may be excused before deliberations--the time when the jurors decide the verdict.

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1. How often can I be called for jury duty?
2. When and where do I report for jury duty?
3. Who is qualified to serve as a juror?
4. Who is disqualified from jury duty?
5. Who is exempt from jury duty?
6. How do I get to the courthouse?
7. Where do I enter the courthouse?
8. What if I cannot report for jury duty?
9. Can I change the date of my jury service?
10. Does the law protect my employment if I am on jury service?
11. What will happen when I get to court?
12. What should I do if I have children?
13. What should I wear for jury duty?
14. What can I bring to the courthouse?
15. Should I bring lunch?
16. Where can I smoke?
17. What if I have a personal emergency?
18. What if my family has an emergency while I’m in a trial?
19. How will I know if the court is closed in an emergency?
20. I just received a summons. Why me?
21. My summons says Grand Jury; I got one before that said TRIAL Jury. What's the difference?
22. What is the significance of my Group?
23. How long must I serve as a juror?