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Loretta J. Adams , Commissioner of Jurors
Commissioner of Jurors and Central Jury Room
228 Main St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Office: (845) 431-1780
Jury Message: (845) 431-1790
Fax: (845) 486-2697
Dutchess County Courthouse
10 Market St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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***IF THIS MESSAGE IS NOT UPDATED, PLEASE CALL 845-431-1790 ***
Jury message for Tuesday, March 11th, 2014.
Please do not wait until your Jury ID no. is instructed to report to address any concerns.
Jurors summoned for the Petit Term of March 10th, should be available for jury selections each day thru and including Friday, March 14th. Jurors should only report for Jury Duty when instructed to do so.
This is a three part message, please read this message carefully.
Part 1: Jury ID’s 2096 thru 2145 must check this message at 11:15 a.m. for possible Tuesday afternoon reporting instructions.
Part 2: Jury Panel X-1 must continue checking this message each evening this week.
Part 3: Jury ID’s 2146 thru 2350 must check this message Tuesday evening after 5:15 pm for instructions for Wednesday. Thank you.
The New York State Court System does not ask jurors for financial information (such as credit cards and bank accounts) or personal information (such as the names and ages of your family members). Do not provide such information to anyone claiming to represent the court system, and contact our office immediately if you receive such a request.
Generally, petit jury service is ONE DAY/ONE TRIAL during a one week term. Trials may start any day that week, and may extend beyond the week. You must check the jury message each evening for instructions (by Jury ID): to report at a specified time the next day; to check the jury message during the next day about reporting later that day; or to continue checking the jury message each evening that week.
Generally, grand jury is Tuesdays and Thursdays for eight weeks. Additional days may be scheduled, the term may be extended for unfinished business, and you may miss occasional days for business or personal reasons.
TOWN AND VILLAGE COURTS:
Generally, jurors are summoned for a specific trial. You must contact the town or village court directly for an excuse.
PARKING: Available in the following City of Poughkeepsie lots: Financial Plaza Deck (across from Civic Center); Duro Lot (Main St. & Columbus Dr.); Liberty Street Lot (Liberty St.) and Academy Street Lot (Academy and Cannon Streets). Parking may also be available in the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. Please put enough time on the meter to enable you to stay until at least 12:45 PM. Jury Selection and Jury Duty may continue through the afternoon, but you will have a lunch break at 12:30 PM, during which you will be able to move your car or add more time to your meter if necessary.
For Further information regarding parking in the City of Poughkeepsie, please contact the Parking Department between the hours of 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM at 451-4120.
DIRECTIONS: The Commissioner of Jurors Office is located at 228 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, 12601. Please use Google Maps Directions
After 8:00am, the Jury Message will include cancellations or delays for cases in the Dutchess County Courts (does not include serving grand jurors, or jurors summoned for town and village courts).
If an illness or emergency prevents you from reporting, contact our office as soon as possible after 9:00am.
The Dutchess County Courts are open from 9:00am thru 5:00pm, Monday thru Friday, except State holidays.
Persons entering the courthouse must pass through a metal detector. No weapons, defensive sprays, knives, edged metal items, or recording devices are allowed.
There are numerous eateries in the vicinity, or you may bring your lunch to the Central Jury Room. Food and drink are not allowed in courtrooms.
WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS:
Wireless internet access is available in the Central Jury Room. This access is public (non-secure), and you must have appropriate security protection.
Pay phones are not available. If you need access to a phone, notify jury staff in the Central Jury Room, or a Uniformed Court Officer in the Courthouse.
When first reporting, you must bring the ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE on your summons, and Proof of Attendance will be provided. If you are available but are not instructed to report, then you must follow instructions on the Jury Message for good service credit. Only eligible reporting jurors receive the per diem.