PICKENS COUNTY JURY INFORMATION LINE
The keystone of the justice system in the United States is the right to a trial by jury. This right is guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Georgia Constitution. The right to a jury trial has a long history. It was part of the civil liberties granted by King John of England on June 15, 1215, and was recorded in the document known as Magna Carta. Trial by one’s peers was designed to prevent too much power being in the hands of the king.
Juries continue to be important to the justice system. Jurors determine the facts of the evidence in the case presented to them. Jury duty is an opportunity to serve the community. We in the court system will try to make your experience as pleasant as possible. In exchange, we hope that you will be fair, impartial and dedicated in completing your jury duty.
Upon receiving your summons, please complete the questionnaire which will be attached and return it promptly to the address shown on the juror summons.
All trial jurors should call the telephone number provided on your juror summons on the Sunday evening prior to your service for updated instructions on the date and time to report for jury service. Please dress appropriately for your service.
General information concerning traverse or trial jury service can be found in the Trial Juror’s Manual. Information concerning service on a grand jury can be found in the Grand Jury Manual.
Pickens County grand jurors are paid $35.00 per day of service and traverse jurors are paid $30.00 per day of service.
In the event schools are closed in your county due to weather or road conditions, do not report for trial or grand jury duty. If this occurs, please call in after 6:00 pm for instructions as to the date and time to report.