Facts

 FACT SHEET
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY GRAND JURY

Pursuant to Penal Code Section 893, an individual is competent to serve as a Grand Juror
only if they possess each of the following qualifications:

(1) A United States citizen, 18 years of age or older;
(2) A resident of the State and County for one year immediately prior to impanelment;
(3) In possession of their natural faculties, of ordinary intelligence, sound judgment,
and of fair character;
(4) Possess a sufficient knowledge of the English language.

A person is ineligible to serve if any of the following applies:

(1) They are presently serving as a trial juror in any court of the state;
(2) They have served as a Grand Juror in any court in the state within the
last year (2009/2010);
(3) They have been convicted of malfeasance in office, or any felony;
(4) They are presently serving as an elected public official.

 

 
PER DIEM: $25.00 per day for each day worked at regular Grand Jury meetings or any committee meetings.
MILEAGE: Mileage allowance is set at the rate established by the IRS. The Grand Jury meets in the city of San Bernardino.
NUMBER OF DAYS: 3-5 days per week. The Grand Jury meets as a body at least once each week, usually from 9:00 a.m. to mid-afternoon. This varies with each Jury. The day of the week and the time of the meeting is determined by all Grand Jury members.

Each member serves on two to three committees. The committees meet as necessary - normally one-half to one full day a week. Again, the day and time is determined by members. Most meetings are held in San Bernardino.

Special investigations and/or indictment proceedings may require additional attendance.

ABSENCES: IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT ALL GRAND JURORS BE IN ATTENDANCE AT ALL TIMES. ONLY THE MOST PRESSING EMERGENCY OR A JUROR'S ILLNESS SHOULD BE REASONS FOR ABSENCE. THE FULL BODY OF JURORS MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE FOR A CRIMINAL HEARING AND DELIBERATION.
 
  VACATION TIME OFF MUST BE KEPT TO A MINIMUM.