I am a stay-at-home parent with children that are not yet in school, can I be excused?

Each case is handled individually and depends upon whether your circumstances fall within the statutory provisions for an excuse from service based upon undue or extreme physical or financial hardship. Upon receiving a summons, you need to direct a letter to the Circuit Court Administration Office for review by the presiding Judge. Be specific and provide financial, medical and/or other proof regarding your hardship. If prepaid travel is the source of hardship, please provide copies of your pre-paid airline tickets or other reservations.

The following are the addresses for County Clerk Offices by County:

Antrim County Clerk

P.O. Box 520

203 E Cayuga Street

Bellaire, MI 49615

Grand Traverse County Clerk, Court Records

280 Washington Street

Suite 206

Traverse City, MI 49684

Leelanau County Clerk

8527 E Government Center Drive

Suite 103

Suttons Bay, MI 49682

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1. What is a Jury Questionnaire and why did I receive it?
2. Do I have to respond to the questionnaire?
3. Is the information supplied on the questionnaire really confidential?
4. I received a Jury Questionnaire, does this mean I have to report for jury duty?
5. I received a questionnaire last year and responded that I was either not qualified or I asked to be exempt from service. Why did I receive another questionnaire?
6. I received 2 questionnaires, what should I do?
7. The questionnaire was sent to a family member who is deceased, what should I do?
8. I am unable to complete the questionnaire because of ill health or other physical or mental limitation, what should I do?
9. The questionnaire is addressed to my son/daughter who is away at college, what should I do?
10. The party whose name is on the questionnaire doesn't live at this address, what should I do?
11. What if I lose or damage my questionnaire?
12. How was I selected for jury duty?
13. How long should I expect to serve on jury duty?
14. I am the sole proprietor of a business and lose money when I am called for service, why can I not be excused?
15. I have no transportation to the courthouse for jury duty, what should I do?
16. I am a stay-at-home parent with children that are not yet in school, can I be excused?
17. I am a caregiver to a disabled person, can I be excused?
18. Can my employer penalize me because I report for jury duty? Does my employer have to pay me regular wages when I am performing jury service?
19. I am in the miliary, on active duty, do I have to serve jury duty?
20. I have already served jury duty, can I be called to serve again?
21. Is a DUI (driving under the influence) considered a felony?