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.
Hi. My name is Eb Rossi, and I’ve been representing people who get speeding tickets in Alamance County District Court for the past 15 years. During that time I have personally represented over 9,000 motorists with just one goal: to reduce or eliminate the imposition of insurance points. In fact, that goal is so important that we prominently state it in every contract.
If you’ve received a speeding ticket in Alamance County you have to know that we historically been one of the harder counties in the piedmont triad in which to resolve a speeding ticket. This was by design. While the counties that surrounded us routinely gave people an opportunity to plead to non moving violations (improper equipment), a former District Attorney stated his policy something like this, “the only thing improper is their right foot.” The quote may be a little off, but the intended sentiment is not. He took the position that people who speed should pay higher insurance rates. Accordingly, he was not going to let people plead to improper equipment.
Things have now changed in the county, but most of our District Court Judges still continue to limit their own discretion, refusing to grant a pjc (another form of relief) in cases where the officer alleges that the motorist was speeding more than 20 miles per hour over the speed limit. (The law actually allows judges to grant that relief in cases up to 25 miles per hour over the speed limit)
What this all means is that you have to know our forum. Be careful. Not knowing your forum means you may not get the best deal. Finally, you should also bear in mind that neither the D.A. nor the judge can give you legal advice.
So, if you received a speeding ticket in Alamance County and want the help of an experienced Alamance County traffic lawyer, please give us a call at (336) 570-1923. Our office is just three minutes from the court house, and we accept Visa and MasterCard for your convenience.