How was I chosen?
First, your name was selected at random from voter registration and driver's license and "identicard" records. Cheney Municipal Court sends questionnaires to citizens within the 99004 Zip Code. If you moved to somewhere within Spokane County, you are still eligible to serve at the court in Cheney.

Next your answers to the juror questionnaire were evaluated to make sure you were eligible for jury service. Juror questionnaires should be filled out and returned to the court timely.

To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States, a resident of the county in which you are to serve as a juror, and you must be able to communicate in English. If you have ever been convicted of a felony, you must have had your civil rights restored. Those eligible may be excused from jury service if they have illnesses that would interfere with their ability to do a good job, would suffer great hardship if required to serve, or are unable to serve for other legitimate reasons.

If you received a summons, you were chosen because you are eligible and able to serve. You are now part of the "jury pool" -- a group of citizens from which trial juries are chosen.

Show All Answers

1. How was I chosen?
2. How long will I serve?
3. Do I have to respond to the jury summons?
4. How much will I get paid?
5. Can I be excused from serving?
6. What about my job?
7. What if I have an emergency?
8. What if I'm physically challenged?
9. Might I be called but not sit on a jury?
10. What's next?
11. Can I go home during the trial?
12. What should I wear?
13. What types of cases may I hear?
14. What happens during a trial?