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The Juries (Northern Ireland) Order 1996


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Qualification for jury service

3.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) to (4), every person who is aged between 18 and 70 years and is registered as an elector is qualified and liable for jury service.

(2) The persons described in Schedule 1 are disqualified for jury service.

(3) The persons described in Schedule 2 are ineligible for jury service.

(4) A person who is on bail in connection with an offence shall not be qualified for jury service in the Crown Court.

(5) A person who—

(a)knowingly serves as a juror when he is disqualified for jury service; or

(b)knowingly serves as a juror in the Crown Court when he is not qualified for jury service as mentioned in paragraph (4),

shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

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