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First Judicial District Court

Tribunal del Primer Distrito Judicial

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Is jury service mandatory?

The United States Constitution and the New Mexico State Constitution guarantee the right to trial by jury. Failure to attend as directed may subject you to penalties provided by law.  All residents are obligated by state law to serve as a juror unless they:

  • Are NOT a United States citizen; 
  • Are UNDER 18 years of age;
  • Have been found incompetent by a court of law.
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