I am not a United States citizen. Why was I selected?
Anyone with a valid Michigan driver’s license or Michigan identification card is pre-eligible for jury duty service. As a non-citizen, you will not be able to participate on your scheduled date. However, in order to be excused based on this status, you must provide documentation of your alien status.

Acceptable documentation would be: Permanent Resident Card (Green Card), Passport, or a copy of your Visa (HB1, etc).

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1. If I am over the age of 70, do I have to serve?
2. If I am a full-time college student, am I exempt from jury duty?
3. Do the courts provide daycare or transportation?
4. If I am a nursing mother, can I be excused from jury duty service?
5. If I am a stay-at-home parent, can I be excused from jury duty service?
6. I am not a United States citizen. Why was I selected?
7. May I bring my laptop, pager and/or cell phone with me?
8. What do I do if I live in another state for the winter months?
9. If I am hearing impaired, do I need to get a doctor's note to be excused?
10. I am legally blind. Can I still serve on a jury?
11. My job is too demanding (or I work in a small office/am self employed) and I don’t have time to serve on a jury. Do I still have to serve?
12. I have recently moved to another county/state. What do I need to do to be excused from service?
13. My summons states that my service term is 1 day or 1 trial, whichever is longer. What does that mean?
14. What if personal or religious beliefs prohibit me from passing judgment on others?
15. I am a smoker. Will I be able to go outside to take a break?