2012-09-21 / Top Stories

Non-Compliance Results In Subpoenas


Queens residents at a recent non-compliance hearing. Queens residents at a recent non-compliance hearing. Most people have heard horrific stories about serving jury duty. However, since beginning her tenure as Queens County Clerk/ Commissioner of Jurors, Commissioner Audrey I. Pheffer has made great strides to ensure that service as a juror is a pleasurable and memorable experience.

It is our Constitutional right to be tried by a jury of our peers. Without a complete cross section of our community serving, this right is denied. “Serving jury duty is something everyone must do. Answering the questionnaire is just the first step in obtaining qualified jurors for our jury pool,“ said Pheffer

Whether you think you’re qualified or not, don’t ignore your jury questionnaire.

New York State law requires that the juror questionnaire must be completed. Residents of Queens County who ignore their questionnaire will receive a subpoena to appear in person to answer why they have failed to respond.

On Friday, October 12, 2012, Commissioner Pheffer has scheduled Non- Compliance hearings at 9 a.m. in the Kew Gardens Jury Room, 120-55 Queens Boulevard. Past Non-Compliance hearings resulted in more than 5000 additional names added to the active jury pool. Residents who fail to answer the subpoena may be summoned to appear before a judge, where fines can be assessed.

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