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William James LaLima

William James LaLima

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  • Personal Injury, Divorce, Criminal Law
  • South Carolina
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South Carolina
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University of South Carolina
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Best Law Firm in Columbia
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Q. Does a 3rd offense driving under suspension, non-dui related, carry an automatic jail time?
A: Yes. 90 days in jail (or house arrest) It is mandatory. I *have* persuaded the arresting officer to rewrite a DUS 3rd ticket to a DUS 2nd offense ... It saves the 90 days in jail, BUT the DOT will still punish you as if it is a DUS 3rd. 56-1-460(A)(2) ... (c) for a third or subsequent offense, fined one thousand dollars, and imprisoned for up to ninety days or confined to a person's place of residence pursuant to the Home Detention Act for up to ninety days. No portion of a term of imprisonment or confinement under home detention may be suspended by the trial judge except when the court is suspending a term of imprisonment upon successful completion of the terms and conditions of confinement under home detention.
Q. My mom passed away she had a will to sell the house and divide. One passed away who will receive her share!
A: It really depends on the will. It also depends on when the other beneficiary died. Did they die before your mother or after? If the will does not specify, then usually the other beneficiary's heirs will inherit their share. But it 100% depends on the language used in the will.
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LaLima Law Firm, LLC
1635 Sunset Blvd.
West Columbia, SC 29169
USA
Telephone: (803) 807-6292
Fax: (803) 926-1668