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What does prayer for judgment mean?
A basic definition of a "Prayer for Judgement" is a plea that can be entered in a courtroom and is neither an admission of guilt nor a plea of innocence. If the plea is accepted by the judge the charge against the accused is dismissed though the judge usually has conditions for the violation to not go on the person's record. The conditions normally include that if within a certain time period the accused repeats the crime or a similar one he/will face both charges. However if the accused stays clean for the time period the record is expunged and the accused will face no trial or punishment for the alleged offense. In North Carolina the probationary time period is typically three years. In NC for automobile insurance purposes, one can have up to one PJC per household every three years that will not cause insurance premium increases. For driver's license purposes, a driver can have up to two PJCs within a five year period which will not result in driver's license points nor have any effect on the driving record of the person receiving the PJC. For criminal defendants in federal court, a prayer for judgment may be considered a conviction for the determination of the sentencing level upon conviction of a federal crime. So a PJC is like a deferred prosecution. After a plea of guilty, the judge can make a finding of guilt without entering judgment and set a new court date, usually a year later, at which time if the defendant has met the conditions set out by the judge, then the charge can be dismissed. Chapter 23, Title 17, Code of Laws of South Carolina (Section 17-23-85) states that notwithstanding any other provision of law, a circuit judge, magistrate, or municipal judge has the authority to suspend the imposition of a sentence for a criminal offense for a specified period and with or without conditions attached. The suspension of the imposition of a sentence is known as a 'prayer for judgment continued'. The prayer for judgment continued upon payment of costs, without more, does not constitute the entry of judgment. If the judge sets no conditions, the consent of the defendants is not required for prayer for judgment continued. A prayer for judgment continued without any conditions does not constitute a judgment, conviction, or sentence and is not a prior conviction for purposes of sentencing. An unconditional prayer for judgment continued postpones sentencing by the judge, either to a future date specified by the judge, or indefinitely if no date is set. If the judge sets conditions such as a fine or imprisonment, the order is a final judgment and the court may not impose additional punishment. If the defendant violates the conditions of a prayer for judgment continued at any time after it is imposed, the state may file a motion that the court imposes a sentence. A prayer for judgment is not probation since it does not involve a conviction or a suspended sentence. Receiving a prayer for judgment continued is completely up to the discretion of the court in either state. If you have used the Prayer for Judgment plea for a traffic offense or other type of violation of the law in NC or SC then you should have been advised of what your conditions are that you must follow. If the conditions include no criminal action but you are unsure if this means in an automobile, as in a traffic offense, or if it means any type of criminal offense then you should check with the court that allowed the PJC for clarification.
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That's prayer for judgment continued, and it's a plea entered in a court of law. In traffic court, it's not an admission of guilt or a plea of innocence. If accepted, the ch…arges are dismissed, but usually with a stipulation. Generally, the requirements are that you not get charged with a similar offense for a specific period of time, else you will face both charges. However, if the accused does not commit a similar offense in the time period, the record is expunged. In Federal Court, it's a delayed prosecution. After accepting a plea of guilty, the judge can find guilt without entering a judgment and have the court reconvene at a later time, up to a year, for instance. If the conditions for the PJC have been met, the charges can be dismissed.
Worshipful address to the true God, or to false gods. Mere speech to God is not necessarily prayer, as is seen in the judgment in Eden and in the case of Cain. (Ge 3:8-13; 4:9…-14) Prayer involves devotion, trust, respect, and a sense of dependence on the one to whom the prayer is directed. The various Hebrew and Greek words relating to prayer convey such ideas as to ask, make request, petition, entreat, supplicate, plead, beseech, beg, implore favor, seek, inquire of, as well as to praise, thank, and bless.
The Greek word in the Bible is 'hagiazo'. Found approx 25 times. King James Version takes this one Greek word and translates it 3 different ways into English. Once as 'be… holy'; once as 'hallow'; and the rest as 'sanctified'. Why they did this 3 different ways, we don't know. The New World Translation is consistent in translating the Greek word each time as 'sanctified/sanctify'. The American Heritage Dictionary defines hallowed as, "sanctified; consecrated; highly venerated . . ." To hallow is "to make or set apart as holy. To respect or honor greatly; revere." It refers to someone whom we should treat with awe and respect because they deserve it. When we pray for God's name to be 'sanctified'; we are making known to our Father, that we look forward to the time when ALL CREATION treats God with the respect he deserves. This includes recognizing that God has 'moral standards' for mankind; recognizing that God has 'righteous requirements' for mankind. God's 'name', or God's 'reputation' has been smeared by the blatant disrespect of mankind towards his righteous moral standards. Others have tarnished God by attributing the concept of 'eternal torment' upon him. They have 'labeled' him with this horrible personality. Therefore God's holy name or reputation needs to be 'sanctified'. It needs to be 'cleaned up'. The next part of the Lord's Prayer indicates that 'God's Kingdom' is the means used, to get this 'sanctification' accomplished.
5 kinds of prayer found in the Old Testament vocabulary 1. Chara means "rejoice," as in Paul's instructs at Philippi, "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice" (…Philippians 4:4) 2. Eucharisteo, translated "thanksgiving," is used when Paul says to the Philippian Christians Phili 1:3) 3. Two asking words for prayer appear throughout the N.T. Aiteo means "to want something, to ask." This is the word Jesus gave to his disciples when he said, " 'On that day you will ask in my name." (Jh 16:26), Paul used this word in the deeply moving prayer narrative. 2Cor12:8 4. krazo literally means "to cry" and conveys the idea of crying for help. "...When we cry 'Abba! Father!" Rom 8:15, 16. 5. Proskuneo also strongly echoes the O.T.It means "to bow" and is used in (Jh 4:23)
For a speeding ticket in Virginia they do not have a prayer for judgment. You can call the court and see if you are eligible for Virginia online traffic school and not have to… appear in court. Or you can appear and ask for a reduction in the fine and the points. Of course you can always contest the ticket and go to trial but that is not advisable unless you retain a Virginia traffic attorney. Here is a site with more Virginia speeding ticket information. Another View: The word "prayer" is a term which can be subject to different meanings, but in the legal context, it refers to the specific amount asked for as damages at the end of a complaint or petition. A 'prayer' gives the judge an idea of what amount of damages is sought, and a defendant who fails to answer it may have a default judgment entered against them for the amount that was 'prayed' (asked) for.
Prayer for Judgement A "Prayer for Judgement " is a plea that can be entered in a courtroom. It is neither an admission of guilt nor a plea of innocence. If the plea is… accepted the charge against the accused is dismissed. If within a certain time period the accused repeats the crime or a similar one he/will face both charges. However if the accused stays clean for the time period the record is expunged and the accused will face no trial or punishment for the alleged offense. North Carolina may be the only state that uses this option and the probationary time period is three years. It is most often used for traffic tickets and minor offenses like shoplifting. It may also be available only to first time offenders. There is an antire webpage dedicated to this topic at www.prayerforjudgment.com. That should answer most of your questions
Prayer for Judgement After 3 years, it will not be in effect and you can use it again if needed.
Devotional prayer is praying with strong love and honor to God or the saint you are praying to. It is a sincere prayer from the heart.
Prayer to forgive is the best. :)
In the context in which the question is asked, probably yes. A "prayer" in the legal context, refers to the specific amount asked for as damages at the end of a complaint or p…etition. A prayer gives the judge an idea of what is being sought by the plaintiff, and if the defendant fails to answer, they may have a default judgment entered against him/her for the amount that was "prayed" for.
The prayer offered by the Lord was to be a guide only on how to pray. You will notice that the Lord address His father in Heaven and gives praize to Him. He says we are to tha…nk Him for all He has done for us. We then ask Him for whatever blessing we would like Him to give us. We then close in the name of Jesus Christ. Set prayers should not be used as is done in some churches, but prayers offered from the heart.
A Prayer for Judgment Continued (PJC) is a finding of guilt without an entry of judgment for a criminal or traffic offense. A Prayer for Judgment Continued is a judge-gr…anted remedy that is unique to North Carolina and may not be recognized by other states. However, a judge is not authorized to grant a PJC for a Driving While Impaired (DWI).
Prayer is personal communication with God
Prayers that are sent from man to God
My son is 18 yrs. old and he got a speeding ticket doing 60 in a 45 zone on a steep hill on a country road. He has a small car Toyota ( Tercel ) but today he was driving my 99… Dodge Ram pickup. This is his first infraction. He was coming home from looking for a job. Things are really tight at home and we can't afford to pay these cost that it is going to cost him. If he gets a prayer for judgment will he have to pay the cost of the ticket and court cost?
I believe that you are confusing the word "prayer" and its usage in a religious contrext with the legal terminology "pray for" which is strictly a legal term which loosely mea…ns, "to ask for."
There really is no such thing as an official "Catholic prayer bracelet". That being said, many sell bracelets that are just one decade rosary, although I personally think wear…ing any kind of a rosary is more vanity than prayer. There are also "saints bracelets" for sell, I think that everyone needs to keep in mind that there really is no good to come from wearing say a rosary bracelet, unless you are actually using it to pray each day. To wear it as just decoration is kind of sacrilegious, but, again, that is just a personal opinion. So to directly answer your question, for this Catholic, I find someone wearing a "prayer bracelet" kind of disturbing. Once in a restaurant, I had a young man attired in a most unbecoming way with ear stretchers, other disturbing things, and a rosary around his neck. I spoke with the management and told them that I found that young man offensive, and that to be representing an eating establishment was not a place, as a server, to be showing off his various "interests", shall we say?