Our office is on the I-85 corridor, which means we talk to people from many different states who are passing through and receive speeding tickets in Alamance County. One question that gets frequently asked by people from other states is, “what is a PJC?”
A PJC, or prayer for judgement continued, is a creature of North Carolina law, whereby a final judgement is never entered. In the case of speeding tickets the upshot is that a PJC can be used to avoid both insurance points and driver’s license points, with certain restrictions.
In general, you can use 1 PJC per household every 3 years to avoid North Carolina insurance points and 2 PJC’s per driver every 5 years to avoid North Carolina driver’s license points. You cannot use a PJC for a DWI, or for driver’s license purposes if you have a commercial driver’s license.
There are other restrictions on the use of a PJC, some of them statutory, others more a matter of policy. The PJC is just one tool that can be used to help people who receive speeding tickets.
If you’ve received a traffic ticket in Alamance County and want an estimate of how we can help you, call us at (336) 570-1923. We’ve helped over 9,000 drivers reduce or eliminate the imposition of insurance points and we would love to hear from you.