Brevard County judge cracks down on no-show jurors

60 people fined for not showing up for jury duty

VIERA, Fla. - Dozens of people in Brevard County faced a judge on Friday afternoon for skipping out on jury duty.

Deputy Chief Judge Charles Roberts called 60 people to the Brevard County courthouse on Friday in a crackdown of no-show jurors.

A $25 fine is typical for those skipping out on jury duty. For the 16 others who wanted to challenge the fine, Roberts gave them a chance to tell their side of the story.

Roberts said no-show jurors are unacceptable because it slows the court process.

"What prompted me to call you all here today was on a Friday just like today hundred jurors for some and 44 showed up we had two cases to try that day," Roberts said.

Another crackdown hearing is scheduled for August.

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