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Subject: Prayer for judgement
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: krconway53-ga
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Posted: 03 Sep 2003 13:34 PDT
Expires: 03 Oct 2003 13:34 PDT
Question ID: 251894
What is a prayer for judgement?

Request for Question Clarification by tar_heel_v-ga on 03 Sep 2003 13:42 PDT
What state are you in?  Is this in reference to a traffic violation?


Clarification of Question by krconway53-ga on 03 Sep 2003 16:11 PDT
Yes, this is in regard to a speeding ticket in Salisbury, North Carolina.
Subject: Re: Prayer for judgement
Answered By: tar_heel_v-ga on 03 Sep 2003 19:41 PDT

Thanks for your question.  Being a North Carolinian myself and having
gone through speeding tickets and having a Prayer for Judgement (PJC)
I hope I can help you with your needs.

A "Prayer for Judgement" citation means that the court reserves the
right to pass judgement later. The driver is charged the cost of
court, no decision is rendered, and no points are assigned (except for
a third Prayer Judgement citation within five years.) The judge can
come back and finalize the citation later. A household can use on PJC
as long as no-one else has used a PJC in the last three years. If
another violation occurs in the 3 years a PJC is on your record, both
violations (and related points) get placed on your driving record. 
Getting a PJC will depend on the judge and the violation.  When I
received mine, I spoke with the DA and had the speed lowered to 9 mph
over the speed limit.  I later learned that NC DMV regulations state
that at 9 or less over the speed limit, there are no drivers license

I am not a lawyer and this answer does not constitute legal advice. 
If you need any additional clarification, please let me know.



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Subject: Re: Prayer for judgement
From: magnesium-ga on 03 Sep 2003 18:09 PDT
This might help:

What is a Prayer for Judgment Continuance (PJC)?

"PJC" stands for Prayer for Judgment Continuance. It is a judge-made
remedy, available in some cases to suspend indefinitely the court's
judgment in a case. In most traffic cases, a PJC is not a conviction
and will not result in an increase in automobile insurance premiums.
It is important to remember two sets of rules when contemplating the
request: the rules of the Division of Motor Vehicles and the rules of
your insurance company. Typically, the North Carolina Division of
Motor Vehicles is going to disregard a third or subsequent PJC in a
five year period. In other words, if you already have two PJCs and you
get another, it will be ignored by the DMV and your record will
reflect a conviction for the charge on which you were granted the PJC.
Also, remember that insurance companies will only "honor" a single PJC
in a three-year period, pursuant to a North Carolina General Statute
commonly referred to as the Safe Driver Incentive Plan.

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