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South Carolina
Judicial Department
Juror Information - Disqualifications

A person is disqualified from service as a juror if one or more of the following apply:

  • Persons who are not a U.S. citizens.

  • Persons who are not a resident of the county for which they have been summoned.

  • Persons who cannot cannot read, write, speak, or understand the English language.

  • Persons who have less than a sixth grade education or its equivalent.

  • A mental or physical condition prevents them from serving as a juror. (Doctor’s statement required)

  • Persons who have been convicted in a state or federal court of a crime that carries a sentence of more than one year of imprisonment and who have not been pardoned or given amnesty for that conviction.

  • Persons who are a clerk of court, deputy clerk of court, constable, sheriff, commissioned law enforcement officer, probate judge, county commissioner, magistrate, or county officer, or who are employed within the walls of a courthouse.

  • Persons who have served on a circuit court jury within this calendar year.