What are the different types of cases for which I might be selected?

There are two basic types of cases: criminal cases and civil cases. 

The differences between the two are as follows: 

  • In a criminal case, the jury decides the guilt or innocence of the defendant beyond a reasonable doubt. 
  • In a civil case, the jury listens to both the plaintiff and defendant side and decides on the issue in question. The jury may also decide whether or not money damages should be given and if given how much those damages will be.

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1. How do I respond to my juror questionnaire online?
2. After I have served, when am I qualified to serve again?
3. Can I volunteer for jury service?
4. How are jurors selected for a jury trial?
5. How are jurors selected for jury service?
6. Is there anything I should avoid once I have been summoned for jury duty?
7. Must my employer pay me while I'm on jury service?
8. What are my duties as a juror?
9. What are the different types of cases for which I might be selected?
10. What are the qualifications required to be a juror?
11. What does the Jury Commission do?
12. What facilities are available?
13. What happens during a trial?
14. What is the compensation for jury service?
15. What should I wear to jury service?
16. Who is entitled to a jury trial?
17. Will I receive a letter of attendance for my employer?
18. Why is jury service important?
19. Is there a maximum age for a juror?