SCAM ALERT: We have received reports of the "jury duty scam" taking place in Yadkin County. The caller identifies himself or herself as a member of the sheriff’s office, informs the victim that they have failed to appear for jury duty, explains that the clerk’s office has issued an order for their arrest, and advises the victim they can resolve the situation and avoid arrest by paying a large amount of money using a credit or prepaid debit card. The caller directs the person to send a copy of the payment receipt to the clerk’s office as proof of resolution of the matter.
THIS IS A SCAM! If you receive such a call, simply hang up and do not stay on the phone. You can always contact your local clerk's office to determine if, in fact, you were summonsed for jury duty. Learn more about how to avoid the "jury duty scam."
Length of Service
Jurors are typically summoned for a one-week session. Occasionally, jurors may be summoned for multi-week sessions when complex and / or lengthy matters are to be tried. Jurors can and often do serve on more than one trial. Jurors are obligated to the court for the entire week's session of court, until excused by the presiding judge.
When and Where to Report
The majority of jury trials are held in Courtroom 1 on the second floor of the Yadkin County Courthouse. Each potential juror is given specific instructions on their jury summons as to when and where to report for jury service.
Requests to be Excused
Jurors who wish to be excused or deferred from jury service must contact the clerk of superior court's office ten (10) business days prior to their date of service. The clerk of court staff will present requests to be excused or deferred to the next available district court judge who decides whether jurors will be excused or deferred to another term of court.