"Any person summoned pursuant to subsection (a) of this section who fails to appear as directed shall be ordered by the District Court forthwith to appear and show cause for his/her failure to comply with the summons. Any person who fails to appear pursuant to such order or who fails to show good cause for noncompliance with the summons may be fined not more than $1,000, imprisoned not more than three days, ordered to perform community service, or any combination thereof. Any person who willfully misrepresents a material fact on a juror qualification form for the purpose of avoiding or securing service as a juror may be fined not more than $1,000, imprisoned not more than three days, ordered to perform community service, or any combination thereof." (28 USC §1864 (b)).
Federal statute 28 U.S.C. 1864(a) states: Any person who fails to return a completed juror qualification form as instructed may be summoned by the clerk or jury commission forthwith to appear before the clerk or jury commission to fill out a juror qualification form. COMPLIANCE IS REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW.