My ex plead guilty to assault on a female (me) ten years ago. We are now in custody court and I received a draft of the temporary hearing judge's decision. This draft states that my ex plead guilty to the assault on a female charge, but that it was later dismissed. To my knowledge, this is NOT true. What happened is that he received what is called a Prayer For Judgement Continued. As part of the conditions for this, he had to plead guilty, and he had to complete two classes (one for domestic violence; one for child safety/parenting class), and he was ordered to see and comply with a psychiatrist's recommendations. From what I have read (but I am not an attorney), since he had further requirements other than court costs, this case could not have been dismissed. I do know that it will always show up in criminal background checks as his having plead guilty, but this business about it being dismissed? It was not dismissed, but his attorney is writing as though that is that is how this turned out. I know that with the dom violence and child safety courses ordered, it was at the very least considered a judgment. So how can they claim that this was dismissed? PJC is something unique to NC, apparently, and it is mostly used for traffic violations, and I guess, for domestic violence cases. Does anyone know if his attorney is misrepresenting the facts about this allegedly being a case dismissed? How can I find out? One attorney's blog that I found says that with the additional requirements, it is still considered a conviction, but I need to find out a more definite answer. This is a really long, twisted story of domestic abuse and control, with this guy threatening for about sixteen years to take my children away from me. His family pays all of his legal bills, and I do not have an attorney. This man has bullied me for years, used my children as pawns, and the legal system to keep pushing me around. This time, it has really got to stop. He committed perjury at the temporary hearing, and I am bound and determined to make sure that the judge gets a very clear picture of who this guy is, under his guise of Mr. Boy Scout. Thanks for any help or answers.