There are no automatic exemptions from jury duty if you meet the qualifications as a juror. You may ask the Chief District Court judge to defer your service to a date that is more convenient if serving at the original time would cause an unusual or difficult circumstance.
You must apply for a deferment in writing, at least seven (7) days in advance of your scheduled service date. You will be notified of the decision. To request a deferment, mail or fax your application to:
Chief District Court Judge
Post Office Box 351
Raleigh, NC 27602-0351
Fax (919) 792-4801