A Guide to West Virginia Jury Duty
Have you been called for West Virginia jury duty? Find out what it means to be a juror in this article. If you need assistance requesting time off from your job, you can use DoNotPay—we can help you draft a letter to secure your work leave.
Whether you’re a first-time juror or it’s been a few years since your last summons, you probably have a few questions:
- How was I chosen for jury duty?
- Is there a jury duty dress code?
- How does juror selection work?
- Does jury duty pay?
Jury duty works by assembling a team of impartial citizens to consider evidence against a person accused of a crime. The court summons prospective jurors in a random draw of West Virginia residents that meet the following criteria:
- Is a United States citizen
- Is older than 18
- Can understand the English language (written and spoken)
- Is capable of rendering satisfactory jury service
- Retains the right to vote
- Is a resident of the county in which the case will be tried
- Is not convicted of an infamous offense (perjury, false swearing)
Jurors must follow a business or business casual dress code. Do not wear the following to court:
- Tank tops
- Short dresses or skirts
- Open-toed sandals
The first day of jury duty can be long because of jury selection. This is a process in which the defense and prosecution examine the prospective jurors with a series of questions. Jurors that have a potential bias against the court or either side of the trial are excused.
|Court||Pay Per Day||Travel Reimbursement||Incidental Expense Reimbursement|
|County||$15||$0.47 per mile||$0|
West Virginia county juror compensation ranks low when compared to other states.
The following commonly cited vocations and conditions do not exempt you from West Virginia jury duty:
- Medical worker
- Elected official
- Breastfeeding mother
Begin preparing for jury duty by requesting your time off from work. It is illegal for your employer to fire you for jury duty-based absences. You can provide a copy of your summons for verification or contact the West Virginia Judiciary for additional proof if necessary.
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- Answer a few questions
- Upload a photo of your jury summons
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