**Due to a system upgrade and training, Municipal Court will only be open 1-5 p.m. July 24-28. If your court appearance date is July 24-28, your new court appearance date is July 31.**
A Juror's Duties
A juror must be fair, impartial,
and able to make decisions free of any bias or prejudice. Jurors are charged with carefully listening to and evaluating the evidence presented in the case.
The United States Constitution guarantees all people, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, or economic status, the right to a trial by an impartial jury. The jurors must unanimously agree that the defendant is or is not guilty of the offense alleged.
Jurors who serve on the Burleson Municipal Court are randomly selected from a list provided by the City of Burleson Water Department. The jury panel will result in a jury of 6 persons who reside in the City of Burleson.
Payment for Jury Services
If you actually serve on the jury, you will be paid $6 per day for each day you actually serve. Most cases in a municipal court are concluded within a few hours. Your employer is not required to pay you for the time away from work while serving on jury duty. However, an employer is prohibited by law from firing any employee for serving as a juror.
If you have any questions, please contact the Municipal Court at 817-426-9220.