Yes, It is a guilty plea with judgment withheld indefinitely. It will show as that on a record check. You would have to file a Motion for Appropriate Relief to try to reopen the case.
I would suggest that you consult an attorney in your area to see if they can assist you in the matter. Good luck!
Yes, a PJC is likely to show up as a conviction on your record. One problem with a PJC is that you cannot expunge it because it is not a final disposition of the case. To get rid of this there are probably a couple ways to go. One option is to hire a local lawyer to file a motion to reopen the case entirely with the aim of negotiating to have the matter dismissed entirely, then expunged. The other option would be to go to court and "pray judgment", meaning have the court enter the final conviction. The upside of this would be that this conviction could later be expunged, but the downside is that you would probably have to wait 15+ years for that to happen, so this second option is not really all that helpful.
Bottom line--talk to a lawyer in your jurisdiction and get their thoughts on what, if anything, can be done. They will better know the local judges and prosecutors and what is likely to succeed.
No answer to these questions is intended to, nor does it, create an attorney-client relationship. There is no substitute for an actual conversation with a licensed attorney about the particular facts and circumstances of your case.
It will show up on your record as a conviction with judgment continued. If you want it removed, you are going to need to hire an attorney to reopen the case, strike the guilty plea, and work out some method of dismissal. Once it is dismissed, you are going to have to get an expunction. Best of luck!
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