Category Archives: Jury Duty

Jury Status

Please see the list below for the current jury status.  Please continue to check-back for updates.  You may see dates listed that you are not familiar with.  This is due to more than one jury panel serving at a time. Winchester Circuit Court Jury Schedule JURY DATE STATUS December 7, 2018 Canceled December 10, 2018…
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General Information

How was I chosen for Jury Service? In May of each year the Supreme Court of Virginia, Office of Management Information Systems, sends out Jury Questionnaires to 5,000 perspective jurors in the City of Winchester. This list is generated from Voter Registration and DMV Records of Citizens who reside in the City of Winchester. These…
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Selecting Juries for Trial

Is it possible that I might report for jury service but not sit on a jury? Yes. The parties involved in a case generally seek to settle their differences and avoid the expense and time of a trial. Sometimes the case is settled just a few moments before the trial begins. So even though several…
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The Trial

What are my responsibilities now that I'm part of a jury? In any trial, two kinds of questions will have to be decided at various times. These are questions of law and questions of fact. The judge decides the questions of law. You decide the questions of fact. After you have decided the questions of…
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Deciding a Verdict

What happens after the closing arguments? After the judge gives you your instructions and you hear the attorneys' closing arguments, you leave the courtroom and go to the jury room to begin your deliberations. "Deliberation" is the process the jury uses to reach its verdict. During deliberations, the jury will discuss evidence and review law…
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