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Jury Duty - JUROR ALERTS AND SECURITY

juror instructions   JUROR ALERTS AND SECURITY



Jury Scams and Alerts

SCC Sheriff Press Release 
and Jury Scam Alert 

DO NOT provide any information having to do with your bank or credit card to anyone claiming to be an officer of the court or of the law. For more information, please review the Judicial Council’s page on jury scams

Juror Alert: The Superior Court does not request personal juror information by calling you on the phone. Please see the juror security and alert information. More information can be found on the FBI page on jury scams.

Juror Alert: Security of Juror Information and Court Contacts, and Potential Jury Fraud


The Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, has learned that persons representing themselves as court officials may be contacting prospective jurors and asking for personal information. Please be advised that official Court personnel do not request personal information from jurors by telephone.


Should you receive a telephone call from someone identifying themselves as a court employee and requesting personal information such as a social security number, date of birth, credit card numbers, etc. please contact the fraud unit at your local law enforcement agency. Please also contact our Jury Services Unit for the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara at (408) 808-6666.


Security (what can and cannot be brought into the courthouse/courtroom):


When you enter the courthouse, you will go through airport-type security screening. You will walk through a metal detector and your handbags, briefcases, backpacks and containers will be x-rayed. These devices are harmless and present no health hazard.

The following items are not allowed in the courthouse:

  ●   Knitting needles, nail clippers, scissors, knives;

  ●   Drugs or alcoholic beverages;

  ●   Weapons of any type, including but not limited to guns, stun guns, and toy guns;

  ●   Glass containers i.e. juices, sodas, perfumes, makeup, etc.;

  ●   Extra clothing not worn upon the person;

  ●   Large backpacks or suitcases that contain personal items;

  ●   Any other item deemed inappropriate by security personnel.

Compact or DSLR cameras may not be brought into the courthouse or courtroom without advance arrangement with the Court. Cell phones (smartphones) and other personal data devices (tablets and/or computers) that have recording, photographic, or other visual or image recording or reproduction capability, are allowed in the courtroom as long as they are turned off. Use of any such devices in a courtroom is expressly prohibited unless there is prior approval by the judge in the courtroom where the device is present.

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