• Jury Duty
  • Appearing in Court
  • Frequently Asked Questions
 

Jury Duty

Jurors for Greer Municipal Court are randomly selected from a database that contains information from the South Carolina Election Commission and the South Carolina Highway Department.  If you are selected for a specific jury trial term, you will receive a Municipal Court Juror Questionnaire and a self-addressed envelope in the mail. The Juror Questionnaire must be completed and returned to Municipal Court.


Juror Disqualification Criteria

An individual fitting any one of the following categories is disqualified from serving as a Municipal Court juror:

  • You are not a U.S. citizen
  • You are not a resident of the city of Greer
  • You cannot read, write, speak or understand English
  • You have less than a 6th grade education
  • You have a mental/physical condition that prevents you from serving
  • You are a convicted felon
  • You work in a court capacity
  • You have served on a Greer Municipal Court jury within the same calendar year
You MUST appear unless the judge approves your disqualification prior to your scheduled appearance date.


Juror Exempt Criteria

An individual fitting any one of the following categories is exempt from serving as a Municipal Court juror:

  • You are 65+ years or older and wish to be excused
  • You are the primary caregiver of a disabled person or person 65+ years or older who cannot care for himself or herself
  • You have legal custody and duty of care of a child under the age of 7
  • You served on a Greer Municipal Court jury during the previous year
You MUST appear unless the judge approves your exemption prior to your scheduled appearance date.


Terms of Service

Jury trials are scheduled Monday through Friday of the designated jury trial week and as a juror, you must report on the Monday of the scheduled jury trial week. Failure to appear or notify the court may result in your being fined $500 for contempt of court.

As a juror, you will be acting as an officer of the court. Jury panels are made up of six jurors and the jury is charged with listening to the facts of a case and determining whether an individual is guilty or not guilty.


Reporting for Jury Duty

Please arrive promptly and please do not bring beverages, children, relatives or friends with you on the day you report for jury duty.


Security

Everyone who enters the Municipal Court building must pass through a metal detector and may be subject to search. Purses, briefcases, and bags will be searched as well. Weapons, which include everything from pocket knives to personal protection devices, are strictly prohibited in the Municipal Court.


Cell Phones/Communication Devices

All cell phones and/or other communication devices should be turned off, or in silent mode prior to entering the courtroom(s). Court security officers have been instructed to confiscate any device making noise in the courtroom.


Further Information

If you need more information or wish to discuss your status for jury service, please call the Deputy Clerk at (864) 848-5374.