About jury service
Most criminal cases heard in the Supreme Court and District Court take place in front of a jury. Usually 12 people are chosen at random from the community.
The jury listens to the evidence and makes the most important decision about a court case: whether the person is guilty or not guilty (or, in civil cases, who is at fault).
They don’t have to decide on questions of law or what sentence a guilty person should receive.
Serving on a jury is an important public service that you will rarely be asked to do. So, if asked, you should do everything you can to take part.
This section provides additional information about jury service in Queensland: