Failure To Appear

Failure to Appear

Pursuant to the California Code of Civil Procedures section 209, the Court may find the prospective juror who fails to respond to a jury summons in contempt of court, punishable by fine, incarceration, or both.

[California Code of Civil Procedures section 209 (b)(2)] The monetary sanctions imposed pursuant to subdivision (b) may not exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250) for the first violation, seven hundred fifty dollars ($750) for the second violation, and one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) for third and any subsequent violation.

Notice to Employer - Right to Time Off

Section 230(a) of the Labor Code states: “An employer may not discharge or in any manner discriminate against an employee for taking time off to serve as required by law on an inquest jury or trial jury, if the employee, prior to taking the time off, gives reasonable notice to the employer that he or she is required to serve.”

Superior Court of California, County of Siskiyou