PJC, which stands for Prayer for Judgment Continued, comes into picture in traffic related offenses pertaining to speeding violations, red light violations and even other forms of violations. However, not all of us are really aware of PJC and for some who may know about it, the information could not be accurate or relevant.
PJC can be only granted by the court and is usually offered by the district attorneys. As the name suggests, a PJC is essentially a continued judgment. For example, if a PJC follows in a traffic ticket for speeding in a school zone, no points would be added to your license points and insurance points. Moreover, there are no fines associated in case of PJC and only the court charges would be due.
There is a misconception within lots of us that if you use a PJC and get another PJC within the next three years, the ticket for which PJC was exercised would come back, which is not really true. This is not exactly how it works. A PJC can only be used once every three years and that too for insurance purposes. Also, it could be used twice within every five years for all DMV purposes. Nevertheless, there are limits and exceptions to this. At the same time, any insurance company honors only one PJC during every three years and that too per insurance policy and not the driver.