What is Prayer for Judgment Continued (PJC) ?
North Carolina law grants judges the discretion to enter a Prayer for Judgment Continued (PJC). This is an appealing option for certain traffic citations as it allows for prevention of penalties, such as insurance points, high fines, driver’s license points or even driver’s license revocation, that are often associated with misdemeanor traffic violations. While appealing, this option is only available for certain offenses.
What Can a Prayer for Judgment Continued (PJC) do for me?
A prayer for judgment continued (PJC) is a great option for red light/stop sign tickets, high speeding ticket, speeding in a school zone or work zone, and reckless driving tickets. Since a Prayer for Judgment Continued is in the Judge’s discretion, it is not a guarantee, but as experienced traffic ticket attorneys we are able to skillfully assess your traffic tickets and circumstances to determine if it will be a good option for you. Certain judges may also require the completion of community service or driving school as part of the process for a PJC.
When can I use Prayer for Judgment Continued (PJC) in North Carolina?
There are also limitations on the amount of times a PJC can be used in North Carolina. It is a common myth that if you get another ticket after using a PJC both tickets and their penalties will come back. This myth is not true. However, it is true that in North Carolina, a PJC may be used only once every three years per insurance policy, and once every five years per individual for DMV purposes. Using a PJC more than is allowed can result in confusion for insurance and the DMV, possibly leading to an increase in points.