Jury Duty

Your service is essential to the administration of justice and your participation is greatly appreciated by the judge, attorneys, and parties. The constitutional right to a jury trial is critical to our judicial system and jurors are a crucial part of the process. Serving as a juror is not only an obligation but a right and privilege. Thank you for serving.

What to Know if Selected

Read the Jury Duty Information Sheet (PDF)

Types of Trials

Types of trials or charges you might encounter while on jury service:

  • Auto accident damages
  • BUI
  • Child abuse-related charges
  • Drug charges
  • DUI
  • Medical malpractice
  • Murder
  • On-the-job injury
  • Public official wrongdoing
  • Reckless endangerment
  • Slip and fall
  • Unfair discharge from job
  • Workers comp

Most cases tend to settle prior to a trial. This is due many times to mediation, good negotiations by attorneys and parties, and agreed judgments.

Jury Duty Scam

Please be aware: The Benton County Court System will not call you and ask you for your social security number or for any of your credit card numbers. Do not provide any of this information to anyone claiming to represent the court system. This scam has happened in eleven states including Tennessee. If you receive a call like this please hang up and contact your local Law Enforcement Agency.