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Respond to a jury duty warrant

If you didn't appear for your jury duty delinquency arraignment, the court may issue a warrant for your arrest. Find out how to remove the warrant.
You should immediately contact the court that issued the warrant to resolve this situation.

Massachusetts Court System

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Contact your court for more information. Court Locations 

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What you need

If you didn't appear for your jury duty delinquency arraignment, the court may issue a default against you and issue a warrant for your arrest. Until you resolve your warrant, the following actions could be taken against you:

  • You may be arrested at any time.
  • The Registry of Motor Vehicles may suspend your driver's license.
  • Your professional license may be suspended.
  • You may be denied state tax refunds, unemployment compensation, and other benefits, including public assistance.

Courts have varying default removal procedures, but generally you'll need to appear before a judge to have the warrant removed. You may be referred to the Probation Department as part of this process, because court personnel will need to gather information about you to present to the judge in the courtroom.

You should contact the Clerk Magistrate's office at the court that issued the warrant to find out how to remove it. If you believe that you don't qualify for jury duty, you should bring proof of your disqualification with you when requesting a removal of the default and recall of the warrant. You should also send a copy of your proof of disqualification to the Office of Jury Commissioner (OJC).

How to respond

You can call the Clerk Magistrate’s office at the court that issued the warrant for instructions on how to request a default removal and warrant recall.

You can go directly to the Clerk Magistrate’s office at the court that issued the warrant during the court's regular business hours to request a default removal and warrant recall.

Contact

Online

Contact your court for more information. Court Locations 

Address

560 Harrison Ave., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02118

Phone

Juror helpline (toll-free in Massachusetts) (800) 843-5879

Monday-Friday 9 am - 4:30 pm

Delinquent jurors (877) 966-7469
From outside Massachusetts (617) 338-6409

Fax

(617) 422-5869

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