"I consider [trial by jury] as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution." --Thomas Jefferson
Throughout U.S. history, "Trial By Jury" has always been considered one of the most important safeguards a government could provide, so important, in fact, that this provision is protected under the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. By assuring that the people themselves participate in the judicial process, governing authorities are prevented from unjustly prosecuting individuals. Trial by jury assumes that the people themselves are the best guardians of their own rights, and that they will release from custody any person unjustly charged. In order for this process to work, however, we must have jurors. Indeed, Jury service is a privilege and a duty to one's fellow citizens.
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- The city of Aurora uses the “one day/one trial” system, which means a person is either selected to sit as a juror or is released from service on the first day they are summoned to jury duty.
- When a juror is assigned to a trial, the length of jury service will be for that trial (generally one day). Jury trials are scheduled at Aurora Municipal Court on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Jurors who are scheduled for jury duty are to report at 8:30 a.m.
- If the prospective jury service date conflicts with an existing appointment, the jury commissioner will work with a juror to select a mutually agreeable date for service. To exercise your right to move your jury service date, please email the Jury Commissioner at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Jury Commissioner at 303-739-6466
- If you have served as a juror for another court within the last 12 months of your summons date for Aurora Municipal Court, please fax or e-mail a copy of your “Certificate of Juror Service” to the Jury Commissioner as verification. Once the Jury Commissioner receives a copy of your “Certificate of Juror Service” she will excuse you for your assigned date with Aurora Municipal Court.
- Aurora obtains potential jurors names from an outside company that uses many sources, representing a cross section of the entire population of Aurora. All jurors are randomly selected.
The Aurora Municipal Court is located at 14999 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, CO 80012
- Qualification for juror service in the city of Aurora depends on residency and citizenship. Any person who is a United States citizen and resides or lives in the city more than 50 percent of the time, whether or not registered to vote, shall be qualified to serve as a trial juror. Citizenship and residency status on the date that the jury service is to be performed shall control.
Jury Service Information: 303-739-6466 - Fax: 303-739-6682
Jury Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.