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Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings




§8–103.

    (a)    Notwithstanding § 8–102 of this subtitle, an individual qualifies for jury service for a county only if the individual:

        (1)    Is an adult as of the day selected as a prospective juror;

        (2)    Is a citizen of the United States; and

        (3)    Resides in the county as of the day sworn as a juror.

    (b)    Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section and subject to the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, an individual is not qualified for jury service if the individual:

        (1)    Cannot comprehend spoken English or speak English;

        (2)    Cannot comprehend written English, read English, or write English proficiently enough to complete a juror qualification form satisfactorily;

        (3)    Has a disability that, as documented by a health care provider’s certification, prevents the individual from providing satisfactory jury service;

        (4)    Has been convicted, in a federal or State court of record, of a crime punishable by imprisonment exceeding 1 year and received a sentence of imprisonment for more than 1 year; or

        (5)    Has a charge pending, in a federal or State court of record, for a crime punishable by imprisonment exceeding 1 year.

    (c)    An individual qualifies for jury service notwithstanding a disqualifying conviction under subsection (b)(4) of this section if the individual is pardoned.



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