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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 2 months ago

What is a Standby Juror and what is a Juror Number? Please help!!!?

I received a Standby Juror Summons with a Juror Number on it.

Do someone receive a Juror Number after being a Juror in past court cases?

Also, what is a Standby Juror and is it a Juror that is an Alternate Juror (already selected as a juror for a court case)?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Because of the large amount of people pulled from the pool of jurors you are assigned a jury number. Basically that is just your juror ID number. The standby summons means you might be called if the current candidates in the jury pool is depleted.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    They use numbers instead of names for jurors.  

    A standby juror is someone that they may or may not need to call for a jury.  They don't know how many cases will end up taking plea deals etc and how many will go to a jury trial.  So they put people on call so they can assemble a jury when needed. 

    An alternate juror is someone that hears the case along with everyone else so that if a juror is removed for any reason in the middle of the case, the alternate juror can be placed in the jury without needing to start the case over.  

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