Is jury service mandatory?

Yes.  The United States Constitution and the Texas State Constitution guarantee the right to trial by jury.  State law obligates all qualified residents to serve as a juror. 

In addition, Texas Government Code, Section 62.0141, Section 62.111, and Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 19A.054 all state that a person shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $500 if the person fails to attend court in obedience to a summons without reasonable excuse or files a false claim of exemption from jury service.

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1. Is jury service mandatory?
2. How was I selected?
3. How can I claim an exemption or disqualification from jury service?
4. How can I postpone (defer) my jury service?
5. Can my employer prevent me from serving as a juror?
6. Does my employer have to pay me while I serve on jury duty?
7. What is acceptable attire for jury service?
8. What if I have a disability, medical/mental health issue that prevents me from attending?
9. Can I be excused due to work related reasons?
10. What if I have a planned vacation on the date I am to appear for jury duty?
11. When will I receive payment for my jury service?
12. I intended to donate my jury pay but received a check. How can I donate?
13. I received my check, but the amount is incorrect. Who do I contact?
14. I never received my jury check. How do I get a replacement?