Requests to be excused from jury service should be made in writing and mailed in sufficient time to be received by the Court at least 10 days prior to the date of the scheduled jury service. A district court judge will review and rule on the request, and the result of the judge's consideration will be mailed to the person making the request. Emergency requests should be made to the trial judge shortly after reporting for jury service.
To request to be excused from jury service, mail a written request to the following:
The Honorable David A. Leech
Chief District Court Judge
Post Office Box 8147
Greenville, NC 27835
Attention: Jury Clerk
A prospective juror may be excused from jury service if that person:
- Is not a United States citizen.
- Does not understand the English language.
- Is a convicted felon and is currently on supervised probation. A copy of the probation judgment must be attached to the written request.
- Is not a resident of Pitt County. A new current mailing address and county/state of residency must be provided with the written request.
- Has a medical reason which would prevent jury service. If under 72 years of age, a doctor's note should be attached to the written request.
- Is age 72 year or older and asserts that jury service would be a hardship and includes the written reasons therefore.
- Has served on jury duty within the past two years in state or federal court. Date and place of service must be provided with the written request.
The request should be dated, signed and include a daytime telephone number and current mailing address.