North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 9 Jurors

Article 1 - Jury Commissions, Preparation of Jury Lists, and Drawing of Panels.

Article 2 - Petit Jurors.

  • § 9-10   Summons to jurors
    (a) The register of deeds shall, within three days after the receipt of numbers drawn, deliver the list of prospective jurors to the sheriff of...
  • § 9-11   Supplemental jurors; special venire
    (a) If necessary, the court may, without using the jury list, order the sheriff to summon from day to day additional jurors to supplement the...
  • § 9-12   Supplemental jurors from other counties
    (a) On motion of any party or the State, or on his own motion, any judge of the superior court, if he is of the...
  • § 9-13   Penalty for disobeying summons
    Every person summoned to appear as a juror who has not been excused, and who fails to appear and attend until duly discharged, shall be...
  • § 9-14   Jury sworn; judge decides competency
    The clerk shall, at the beginning of court, swear all jurors who have not been selected as grand jurors. Each juror shall swear or affirm...
  • § 9-15   Questioning jurors without challenge; challenges for cause
    (a) The court, and any party to an action, or his counsel of record shall be allowed, in selecting the jury, to make direct oral...
  • § 9-16   Exemption from civil arrest
    No sheriff or other officer shall arrest under civil process any juror during his attendance at or going to and returning from any session of...
  • § 9-17   Jurors impaneled to try case furnished with accommodations; separation of jurors
    A jury, impaneled to try any cause, shall be put in charge of an officer of the court and shall be furnished with such accommodations...
  • § 9-18   Alternate jurors
    (a) Civil Cases. Whenever the presiding judge deems it appropriate, one or more alternate jurors may be selected in the same manner as the regular...

Article 3 - Peremptory Challenges.

Article 4 - Grand Jurors.

Article 5 - Discharge of Jurors Prohibited.

  • § 9-32   Discharge of juror unlawful
    (a) No employer may discharge or demote any employee because the employee has been called for jury duty, or is serving as a grand juror...