(a) No eligible person shall be exempt from service as a defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence. Source: U.S. DOJ “>trial juror by reason of occupation, economic status, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code, or for any other reason. No person shall be excused from service as a trial juror except as specified in subdivision (b).

(b) An eligible person may be excused from jury service only for undue hardship, upon themselves or upon the public, as defined by the Judicial Council.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 568, Sec. 15. Effective January 1, 2008.)