Juror Statutory Exemptions

A PERSON MAY CLAIM EXEMPTION IF THAT PERSON:

is over 70 years of age;

has legal custody of a child or children younger than ten years of age and serving on the jury requires leaving the child or children without adequate supervision;

is a student of a public or private high school;

is a person enrolled and in actual attendance at a college;

is an officer or an employee of the Senate, the House of Representatives, or any department, commission, board, office, or any agency in the legislative branch of state government;

is a primary caretaker of a person who is an invalid unable to care for him/herself (not employed out of the home);

has served as a petit juror in a county with a population of at least 250,000 during the three-year period preceding the date of the jury summons;

is a member of the U.S. military forces serving on active duty and deployed away from the member’s home station and out of the member’s county of residence;

(Ch. 480 Sec. 62.106 Government Code)