For Immediate Release
Contact: Zenell B. Brown, Executive Court Administrator
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Subject: JURY DUTY SCAM
The Third Judicial Circuit Court of Wayne County has learned of a telephone scam regarding missed jury duty. The scam artist will call and advise the person that jury duty was missed and a fine of $500 has to be paid immediately or the person will be subjectto arrest or an arrest warrant will be issued.
The Third Circuit Court advises Jurors:
If you receive a phone call like this, it is not from the Third Judicial Circuit Court or anyone affiliated with the Court. Do not respond to this phone call or pay anyone any sum of money. Obtain as much information as you can about the caller and report it to your local police department.
If you missed jury duty in the Third Judicial Circuit Court, you will not receive a phone call requesting money and threatening arrest. You may contact the Court if you failed to appear for jury duty. If you were to serve at the Coleman A. Young Center, please call 313-224-5650. If you were to serve at Frank Murphy Hall of Justice, please call 313-224-2507. If you do not call, you may receive a Show Cause Order requiring your presence in Court on a specific date to explain why you missed court.
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The Third Judicial Circuit is the largest circuit court in Michigan with three operating divisions. The Third Circuit Court has jurisdiction over Civil, Criminal, and Family matters arising in the County of Wayne. The National Center for State Courts has cited the Third Circuit Court as one of the model urban courts in the United States for case flow management and the timely disposition of the Court’s docket.
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