Jury DutyJurors are used in the trial of most cases, criminal and civil, to decide the facts of the case. A jury can be either twelve or six individuals, and usually there are alternate jurors in his or her jury pool. This is in case a juror cannot finish the case.
What are the qualifications for serving on a jury?All citizens of the United States who are residents of Oklahoma, and who have the qualifications to vote, even though not registered to vote, can serve as a juror unless there is a law that allows them not to serve.
Persons who cannot serve on a jury include the following:
- Anyone who has a mental or physical condition that makes the person incapable of performing jury services;
- Sheriffs or deputy sheriffs;
- Jailers or law enforcement officers, state or federal, having custody of prisoners;
- Licensed practicing attorneys;
- Persons convicted of any felony or who have served a term in any penitentiary, state or federal, for commission of a felony, unless the person's civil rights have been restored; and
- Legislators during sessions of the legislature or when they are involved in state business.