Most Popular Pages
I received a summons for a family member who is deceased. What do I do with it?
The master list of potential jurors is crossed referenced with Vital Statistics; however, on occasion a summons is mailed to an individual who is deceased.
Jury Duty Scam
You answer the ringing phone. The caller identifies himself/herself as an officer of the court. The caller states you failed to report for jury duty and that a warrant is out for your arrest.
You say you never received a notice. The caller says no problem, it can be cleared up right now, but more information will be needed for “verification purposes” — your birth date, social security number, maybe even a credit card number. Or the caller might say that if you give him/her that info to pay a “small fine,” the warrant will be dropped.
This is when you should hang up the phone. It’s a scam.
As a rule, jury officers never ask for confidential information over the phone; they generally correspond with prospective jurors via mail. There are certain situations such as, a Junior and Senior live at the same address and the summons does not specify which one that more information may be required. In that situation the Jury Management Division would ask for the last four digits of the potential jurors social security number to verify the correct person reports for jury duty.
Protecting yourself against identity theft is the key: Never give out personal information when you receive an unsolicited phone call.
Where can I park when I report for jury duty?
Curry County Courthouse- South entrance, off of 7th street. There is an elevator at ground level.
Roosevelt County Courthouse- East entrance to parking lot, off First street. There is an elevator at ground level.
I received a jury summons for a family member who no longer resides in New Mexico. What do I do with it?
How long will I have to serve as a juror?
How late will I be at the courthouse?
Are there ever any instances when I may have to serve longer?
Can my employer prevent me from serving as a juror?
Why do I have to pay the postage to return the juror questionnaire?
Do I have to tell my employer the EXACT time I was released from jury duty?
I do not have transportation and/or a driver's license. How do you expect me to report for jury duty?
A lack of transportation or not having a valid driver’s license does NOT excuse you from jury service. The summons are mailed to you with substantial time before you are required to report to allow you to make arrangements for transportation.
Does my employer have to pay me for serving as a juror?
Will I be compensated for jury duty?
I live closer to a different court than the one where I have been summonsed. Why can't my service be transferred there?
What about getting a postponement?
The Court realizes prospective jurors may have been summoned at an inconvenient time and is willing to defer service to a more convenient time in most instances. Jurors may request a first-time postponement for District by completing the appropriate section of the summons and returning it back by mail. All requests for postponement must be in writing and either mailed or faxed to the Jury Management Division for review. New Mexico Law does not allow a second postponement unless it is an extreme emergency that was not anticipated when the first postponement was granted.
I am a convicted felon. Why do I have to serve on jury?
I have been called to serve multiple times in the past and no one I know has ever been called. Why don't you call someone else?
I know that I will not be selected to be on a jury because of what I do for a living. Why not excuse me now and save time?
Some people actually want to serve on jury duty if you would call them. Why don't you?
I am unable to judge anyone because of my moral or religious beliefs. May I be excused?
May I be EXCUSED from jury service over the phone?
I received a jury summons but I am not a citizen?
How do I request to be excused from jury service?
- Has a physical or mental disability that would prevent him/her from serving. The prospective juror is required to provide a doctor’s note explaining the disability.
- Must provide actual and necessary care for another and alternate arrangements are not feasible and a doctor’s letter is still required.
- Will suffer an extreme financial burden if required to serve that would substantially prevent the prospective juror from paying his/her necessary daily living expenses.
- Will be temporarily away from the court’s jurisdiction for the entire term of service.
- Active duty military and not stationed in the county.
- Individuals who are seventy-five years of age or older and who file an affidavit requesting an exemption from jury service shall be permanently exempted from jury service.
Is jury service mandatory?
- Are NOT a United States citizen;
- Are UNDER 18 years of age;
- Have been found incompetent by a court of law.