Midland County Cracking Down on Jury Duty Violators

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - If you're called for jury duty in Midland County and you decide not to go, be prepared to face some serious consequences.

When it comes to jury duty, Midland County is serious about it.

Last October, more than 150 people were summoned for jury duty.

43 didn't show up.

10 were fined and 14 others now have a warrant out for their arrest.

In less than two weeks, another jury summons will be sent out.

So don't ignore it.

If you think you have an exemption your best bet is to show up and let the judge decide if you should be exempt.