2010 Maryland Code
Subtitle 1 - Definitions; General Provisions
Section 8-103 - Qualification criteria.

§ 8-103. Qualification criteria.

(a)  Requirements.- Notwithstanding § 8-102 of this subtitle, an individual qualifies for jury service for a county only if the individual: 

(1) Is an adult as of the day selected as a prospective juror; 

(2) Is a citizen of the United States; and 

(3) Resides in the county as of the day sworn as a juror. 

(b)  Disqualifying factors.- Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section and subject to the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, an individual is not qualified for jury service if the individual: 

(1) Cannot comprehend spoken English or speak English; 

(2) Cannot comprehend written English, read English, or write English proficiently enough to complete a juror qualification form satisfactorily; 

(3) Has a disability that, as documented by a health care provider's certification, prevents the individual from providing satisfactory jury service; 

(4) Has been convicted, in a federal or State court of record, of a crime punishable by imprisonment exceeding 6 months and received a sentence of imprisonment for more than 6 months; or 

(5) Has a charge pending, in a federal or State court of record, for a crime punishable by imprisonment exceeding 6 months. 

(c)  Conviction.- An individual qualifies for jury service notwithstanding a disqualifying conviction under subsection (b)(4) of this section if the individual is pardoned. 

[2006, ch. 372, § 13.] 


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