I Just Inherited Money! Now, What Do I Do?

inheritenceI Just Inherited Money!  Now, What Do I Do?

Inheriting money sounds great on the surface.  Visions of plasma TVs, tropical vacations, and better schools for the kids all dance through your head.    However, the reality often is somewhat different.

First, you may have grieving to do.  Someone died to leave you that inheritance.  If the person was close to you, you may have to work through emotional issues before spending that inheritance.

Next, you may not want the inheritance.  I know that sounds crazy, but it is true—you may want to refuse or “disclaim” the inheritance.  By doing this, it would go to whomever it would have gone if you were dead.  Typically, this is your children.  Depending on your assets, your liabilities, etc., you may prefer having it go to your children, especially if it would be in trust.

Inheritances and gifts are not subject to income taxation.  So, when Aunt Mary leaves you her house, you do not have to report that on your income tax return.  In fact, even if Aunt Mary paid very little for the house, if you sell it, you may not have to pay any tax even then.  Upon Aunt Mary’s death, the “basis” in the house, typically what Mary paid for it, is changed to the fair market value for the house on her death.  In other words, you only pay a capital gain on the increase in value from her death.

Some inheritances, such as IRAs, may be subject to income taxation, just as they would have been income taxable in the hands of the person who gave it to you.  However, this is a rarity and, in general, inheritances and other gifts are not subject to income taxation.

Practically speaking, you may not get your inheritance immediately.  Assets must be inventoried, debts must be paid, court approval may need to be obtained.  If the estate is large enough to be subject to estate taxation, the executor or trustee must file a federal estate tax return and your share of the tax may come from your inheritance.  If they make any distributions prior to paying the government its cut, they are responsible personally for any shortfall.  For this reason, executors and trustees are reluctant to make distributions until after the government has been paid and issued a “closing letter” which releases them from liability.  The tax return is due nine months after the date of death, but may be extended.  The closing letter typically is issued six months after that. So, if the executor or trustee doesn’t give you your money until a year or eighteen months after the individual’s death, they may have legitimate reasons for the delay.

An estate planning attorney can help you be sure that you are getting your inheritance without unfair delay or reduction.  Further, that attorney can help you decide regarding “disclaimer” and can help you prepare a new estate plan of your own with the new circumstances in mind.

 

Is That Switchblade Legal?

California Knife Laws

Check out Is That Switchblade Legal? | Knife Laws By State at http://survivallife.com/2015/09/14/is-that-switchblade-legal/

California’s knife laws are among the toughest in the country.

Broadly speaking, California law places knives into three (3) general categories:

1. Knives that may be worn openly, but may not be concealed

California’s law prohibits carrying concealed “dirks” and “daggers.” Dirks and daggers are knives capable of causing serious injury by stabbing. They may not be carried on one’s person if they are concealed in any way. Nor may they be carried in a purse, briefcase or other container.

California has an “open-carry” knife law, however. It allows you to carry a dirk or dagger openly in a sheath suspended from your waist.

The law applies to any knife capable of being used as a stabbing weapon. This is true even if such knives are normally used for lawful purposes. Thus, under California law, “dirks and daggers” include such items as:

  • chef’s knives,
  • ice picks, and
  • other functional blades.

2. Knives that may be carried either openly or concealed.

Folding knives (other than switchblades) may be carried concealed on your person if closed.

They may also be carried openly…unless…the blade is exposed and locked into position. Then the knife becomes a “dirk” or “dagger” and to be carried openly must be worn in a sheath suspended from your waist.

Pocket knives, box cutters and other “utility” knives generally fall into this category.

3. Knives that are always illegal to carry in California.

Illegal gravity knife

Certain other knives may not be carried either openly or concealed. In other words, these knives are always illegal to carry in California. Illegal knives include:

  • switchblades,
  • ballistic knives, and
  • “novelty” knives, such as belt buckle knives and cane swords.

There are additional restrictions on carrying knives into schools and other public buildings. And you may not carry knives onto certain property owned by the United States government.

The knife statutes are full of nuances and technicalities. In some cases, they are even poorly written and difficult to understand.

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First drunk driving arrest

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First drunk driving arrest 1897

On this day in 1897, a 25-year-old London taxi driver named George Smith becomes the first person ever arrested for drunk driving after slamming his cab into a building. Smith later pled guilty and was fined 25 shillings.

In the United States, the first laws against operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol went into effect in New York in 1910. In 1936, Dr. Rolla Harger, a professor of biochemistry and toxicology, patented the Drunkometer, a balloon-like device into which people would breathe to determine whether they were inebriated. In 1953, Robert Borkenstein, a former Indiana state police captain and university professor who had collaborated with Harger on the Drunkometer, invented the Breathalyzer. Easier-to-use and more accurate than the Drunkometer, the Breathalyzer was the first practical device and scientific test available to police officers to establish whether someone had too much to drink. A person would blow into the Breathalyzer and it would gauge the proportion of alcohol vapors in the exhaled breath, which reflected the level of alcohol in the blood.

Despite the invention of the Breathalyzer and other developments, it was not until the late 1970s and early 1980s that public awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving increased and lawmakers and police officers began to get tougher on offenders. In 1980, a Californian named Candy Lightner founded Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD, after her 13-year-old daughter Cari was killed by a drunk driver while walking home from a school carnival. The driver had three previous drunk-driving convictions and was out on bail from a hit-and-run arrest two days earlier.Lightner and MADD were instrumental in helping to change attitudes about drunk driving and pushed for legislation that increased the penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. MADD also helped get the minimum drinking age raised in many states. Today, the legal drinking age is 21 everywhere in the United States and convicted drunk drivers face everything from jail time and fines to the loss of their driver’s licenses and increased car insurance rates. Some drunk drivers are ordered to have ignition interlock devices installed in their vehicles. These devices require a driver to breath into a sensor attached to the dashboard; the car won’t start if the driver’s blood alcohol concentration is above a certain limit.

Despite the stiff penalties and public awareness campaigns, drunk driving remains a serious problem in the United States. In 2005, 16,885 people died in alcohol-related crashes and almost 1.4 million people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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DUI Checkpoint West Hollywood

Community: #LASD DUI/CDL Checkpoint, City of West Hollywood, Saturday, August 29, 2015, Nets 4 Arrests

DUI Checkpoint West Hollywood

lasdcheckpointWest Hollywood, CA – Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Traffic Services Detail conducted a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Saturday, August 29, 2015, on Fairfax Avenue, just south of Santa Monica Boulevard, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

 

DUI/Drivers License checkpoints have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries.  A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.

 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.  Ninety Percent of California drivers approve of checkpoints.

 

3159 Vehicles through the Checkpoint

3056 Drivers Checked at the Checkpoint

4 DUI Alcohol Suspects Arrested

4 Vehicles were Stored for 1 Day

 

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting additional DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols throughout the upcoming year in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.

 

Funding for these operations is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety http://www.ots.ca.gov/ through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration http://www.nhtsa.gov/

 

If you see dangerous driving, Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!

Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local Sheriff’s station. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialling 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

AS A DRIVER, PLAN AHEAD WITH THESE TIPS:

Arrange rides home for your friends, family, co-workers and yourself before the drinking begins

Identify and provide free non-alcoholic drinks or other promotional items to the Designated Driver

Party hosts and servers must limit drinks to your guests or patrons. Don’t serve more than one or two over several hours.

Cut back on the amount of drinks you plan to bring to the party – and provide plenty of food.

 

Coordinated by:

Sergeant Daniel A. Dail

Traffic Services Detail

Risk Management Bureau

Professional Standards Division

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

(323) 890-5400

www.lasd.org

 

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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

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DUI Checkpoint City of Commerce

Community: #LASD DUI/CDL Checkpoint, City of Commerce, Friday, September 11, 2015

DUI Checkpoint City of Commerce

dui7Driving Under the Influence / Driver’s License (DUI/CDL) Checkpoints are conducted by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on a regular basis.

 

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Traffic Services Detail will be conducting a DUI/Driver License Checkpoint on September 11, 2015, at an undisclosed location within the City of Commerce, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

 

The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely.

 

lasdcheckpointIn California, this deadly crime led to 802 deaths in 2012 because someone failed to designate a sober driver.  Nationally, the latest data shows nearly 10,000 were killed by an impaired driver. “Over the course of the past three years in the contract cities policed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, DUI collisions have claimed 33 lives and resulted in 898 injury crashes harming 1330 of our friends and neighbors,” said Sgt. Daniel A. Dail of Traffic Services Detail.

 

Deputies will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing delaying motorists only momentarily.  When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving.  Recent statistics reveal that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems.  A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent).  Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol.

 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.  Nearly 90 percent of California drivers approve of DUI checkpoints.

 

DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public.

 

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.

 

Funding for these operations is provided to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety http://www.ots.ca.gov/ through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration http://www.nhtsa.gov/, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1.
AS A DRIVER, PLAN AHEAD WITH THESE TIPS:

Arrange rides home for your friends, family, co-workers and yourself before the drinking begins

Identify and provide free non-alcoholic drinks or other promotional items to the Designated Driver

Party hosts and servers must limit drinks to your guests or patrons. Don’t serve more than one or two over several hours.

Cut back on the amount of drinks you plan to bring to the party – and provide plenty of food.

MEDIA NOTES: To schedule an interview regarding the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Safety Operations, please contact Sergeant Daniel A. Dail at 323-890-5400 or via email at DADail@lasd.org,

 

Coordinated by:

Sergeant Daniel A. Dail
Traffic Services Detail
Risk Management Bureau
Professional Standards Division

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
(323) 890-5400
www.lasd.org
 

 

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LA Crime Stoppers: Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local Sheriff’s station. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

Jim McDonnell, Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

 

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Palmdale Motorcycle Safety Enforcement

Advisory: LA County Sheriff’s Depart, Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation, Sept. 8, 2015, Palmdale

Motorcycle AttorneyPalmdale Motorcycle Safety Enforcement

Careless motorists, as well as riders, get special scrutiny as the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department aims to improve Motorcycle Safety.

 

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on September 8, 2015, in the City of Palmdale in an effort to lower deaths and injuries.  Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle crashes occur.  Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers and riders alike that can lead to motorcycle crashes.  They will be cracking down on both those operating regular vehicles and motorcycles who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, making illegal turns or any other dangerous violation.

Motorcycle fatalities saw a phenomenal drop of 37 percent from 2008 to 2010 but then rose 23 percent by 2012. Operations like this are aimed at curbing any more rises in motorcycle deaths and sending the numbers back downward.  Over the course of the past 3 years, motorcycle-involved collisions have resulted in 850 fatal and injury crashes.

 

California collision data reveals that primary causes of motorcycle-involved crashes include speeding, unsafe turning and impairment due to alcohol and other drugs by both riders and drivers alike.

 

Safety tips for riders – See and Be Seen:

•       Ride with lights on during daylight hours

•       Use your lane position to increase visibility; change lanes only when there is ample room

•       Match your speed to surrounding traffic

•       Always wear a DOT-compliant helmet and brightly colored, protective clothing

 

Safety tips for drivers – Share the Road:

•       Look twice for motorcyclists, especially when entering the roadway, turning or changing lanes

•       Motorcyclist are allowed in HOV lanes unless prohibited by signage

 

Riders are urged to get training through the California Motorcyclist Safety Program. Information and training locations are available at www.CA-msp.org or 1-877 RIDE 411 (1-877-743-3411).

 

Funding for these operations is provided to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety http://www.ots.ca.gov/ through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration http://www.nhtsa.gov/. The message to all drivers and motorcyclists is: share in the responsibility and do your part by safely “sharing the road.”

 

MEDIA NOTES: To schedule an interview regarding the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Safety Operations, please contact Sergeant Daniel A. Dail at 323-890-5400 or via email at DADail@lasd.org.

Written by:

Deputy Brent Bunch

Palmdale Station

Sergeant Daniel A. Dail

Traffic Services Detail
Risk Management Bureau
Professional Standards Division

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
(323) 890-5400
www.lasd.org
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“If You See Something, Say Something”
LA Crime Stoppers: Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local Sheriff’s station. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialling 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

Jim McDonnell, Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

DUI Checkpoint Paramount

dui7Advisory: LA County Sheriff’s Depart’s Lakewood Station DUI / CDL Checkpoint, Paramount, Friday, September 04, 2015.

Drive Sober & Choose Your Ride Home

DUI Checkpoint Paramount:

Driving Under the Influence / Driver’s License (DUI/CDL) Checkpoints are conducted by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on a regular basis.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Lakewood Station will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, September 04, 2015, at an undisclosed location within the City of Paramount, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely.

lasdcheckpointIn California, this deadly crime led to 802 deaths in 2012 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Nationally, the latest data shows nearly 10,000 were killed by an impaired driver. “Over the course of the past three years in the contract cities policed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, DUI collisions have claimed 33 lives and resulted in 898 injury crashes harming 1330 of our friends and neighbors,” said Sgt. Daniel A. Dail of Traffic Services Detail.

Deputies will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing delaying motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving. Recent statistics reveals that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent. Nearly 90 percent of California drivers approve of DUI checkpoints.

DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public.

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.

Funding for these operations is provided to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety http://www.ots.ca.gov/ through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration http://www.nhtsa.gov/, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1.

Coordinated by:

Deputy David Timberlake

Lakewood Station

Sergeant Daniel A. Dail Traffic Services Detail Risk Management Bureau Professional Standards Division

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (323) 890-5400 www.lasd.org AS A DRIVER, PLAN AHEAD WITH THESE TIPS: Arrange rides home for your friends, family, co-workers and yourself before the drinking begins Identify and provide free non-alcoholic drinks or other promotional items to the Designated Driver Party hosts and servers must limit drinks to your guests or patrons. Don’t serve more than one or two over several hours. Cut back on a number of drinks you plan to bring to the party – and provide plenty of food.

MEDIA NOTES: To schedule an interview regarding the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Safety Operations, please contact Sergeant Daniel A. Dail at 323-890- 5400 or via email at DADail@lasd.org.

 

Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Hall of Justice – First floor

211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

213-229-1700 Website LASD HQ: http://www.lasd.org

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Text & Email, Register for LASD Nixle messages: To receive more detailed, up-to-date information via E-MAIL and/or TEXT directly from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD), sign up for “Nixle” alerts at http://www.Nixle.com and register for “LASD – Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept Information Bureau (SIB)” AND your local LASD station area. Or, to receive URGENT TEXT ALERTS ONLY, text your zip code to 888777. Standard text messaging rates may apply depending on your calling plan. “If You See Something, Say Something” LA Crime Stoppers: Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local Sheriff’s station. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialling 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

Jim McDonnell, Sheriff

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department