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The selection is a random computer pick. These names are taken from the Berkeley County and Dorchester County voter’s registration list. This list is updated yearly.
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Each trial is unique. Trials only last for one day (typically) in Summerville Municipal Court, anywhere from ten minutes to seven or eight hours. You must prepare appropriately for a lengthy trial.
During certain periods of time during the trial you will be able to use the phone if the judge permits.
No, Municipal Courts typically do not pay their jurors.
No. There are vending machines available for your use, but you must plan meals accordingly before coming to court.
The judge can find you in contempt of court if you do not appear or contact the court. The sentence is punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment.