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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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Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
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  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Carolina
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University of South Carolina
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Best Law Firm in Columbia
Selected by readers of the Columbia, SC newspaper "The Free-times"
Professional Associations
- Current
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South Carolina State Bar
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Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
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. ... Read More
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
Telephone: (803) 807-6292
Fax: (803) 926-1668