Being Deferred or Excused

These are the acceptable reasons for having your jury service deferred or excused:

  • You have served within the last 12 months
  • You are over 70 years of age and choose not to serve
  • You have a disabling medical problem, which must be verified by a physician's letter or disability certificate
  • If you are a nursing mother, you must submit verification from your pediatrician
  • If you have moved out of Berrien County, please submit proof of your new address
  • If you are a student, please provide proof of enrollment for the term for which you are on-call
  • If you are in the military, please provide proof of your enlistment
  • If you are not a United States Citizen please provide proof of citizenship for the country you are a citizen of
  • If you have a felony conviction