Key Information About Indiana Jury Duty
This article will tell you all about Indiana jury duty—how it works, who can qualify, how long it lasts, how much you will get paid, and how you can prepare for it. If you don’t know how to request time off from your employer, , and we will do it for you.
Here’s an overview of key aspects of jury duty:
|Main Facts About Jury Duty in Indiana||Description|
|Qualifications||To qualify for jury duty in Indiana, you must be:
You will not qualify if you:
|Selection process||Prospective jurors are selected at random from a list of local citizens eligible to serve on a jury. After being summoned, prospective jurors must show up in court and answer questions that help determine whether they can be objective about the case|
|Frequency of being summoned||You can be called for jury duty once a year|
|Consequences of not attending||If you cannot provide a justifiable reason for skipping jury duty, you may be found in criminal contempt. The court may penalize you by:
|Compensation||When you show up on your first day, you will receive an appearance fee of $15. If you get selected, you will be paid $40 for each day you serve.
You can be exempt from jury duty if you:
- Are over 70 years old
- Served on a federal grand or petit jury within past two years
- Are caring for a child under ten years of age whose health and safety would be jeopardized because of your service
- Are on active military duty
- Have a physical or mental disability that prevents you from rendering satisfactory jury service
According to Indiana jury duty law, your employer doesn’t have the right to fire you or penalize you in any way for performing jury duty. The employer must give you time off, but they aren’t obligated by law to pay you and can ask you to verify your jury duty obligations.
Any employer who punishes their employee will be charged with a Class B misdemeanor, which can lead to a fine of $1,000 or 180 days of imprisonment.
DoNotPay can create a leave request letter that complies with Indiana jury duty laws. To create your letter in a few minutes, and follow the instructions below:
- Open the Request Jury Duty Leave product
- Add all the necessary information
- Indicate the number of days you need off
- Upload a photo of your jury summons
- Specify whether you want us to send your letter
If you decide to send the letter yourself, you can download it and submit it to your employer.
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