The jury system is often referred to as the "conscience of the community." It is a fundamental right guaranteed to all United States citizens under the 6th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and is one of the most important civic duties a citizen can perform.
The administration of justice and the protection of rights and liberties in our courts are only achieved through the teamwork of legal professionals and jurors.
I found my jury service experience to be educational and interesting. All of the clerks, bailiffs, judge and attorneys were friendly and helpful. I learned a lot about the judicial process from being a juror. Being a member of a jury gives you the opportunity to hold your peers accountable for their actions and keep your city, county and state safe as well as working with others to come to a fair judgment."
Keith Zimmer, 2013 Criminal Juror, St. Charles County Circuit Court