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Types of Juries & Length of Service
Most jurors will be selected to serve on a "petit jury". The number of jurors required is determined by the type of case and the court in which the proceedings will be held. If a trial is expected to last more than one day, the judge may decide to have alternate jurors selected in the case something should happen to one of the original jury panel. Jurors selected for service on a "petit jury" in this county are "on call" for one week.
The "grand jury" does not decide guilt or innocence. Rather these jurors hear evidence and decide whether a person should be "indicted" and tried for committing a crime. Persons selected on a grand jury serve a four month term and report on alternating Wednesday mornings