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The Law Office of Thomas D. Bumgardner, PLLC in Charlotte looks at the weird laws that are still on the books in North Carolina

There are laws in North Carolina that we all know that should not be broken. You can’t drink and drive, you’re not allowed to assault another person, and you’re not allowed to steal things that aren’t yours… well, those aren’t allowed anywhere. But every state has weird laws that are still on the books, and… Read more »

The Law Office of Thomas D. Bumgardner in Charlotte looks at the signs of cyberbullying and what you can do to help your child.

The days of worrying about the school bully messing with kids on the playground are long gone. Nowadays it is much worse. Unfortunately, with the creation of social media, bullying doesn’t just stop at school, it follows children to the one place they’re supposed to feel safe… their home. “Social media has its highs and… Read more »

The Law Office of Thomas D. Bumgardner in Charlotte explains what you can do to keep your child safe during Halloween by avoiding homes where sex offenders live.

On all Hallow’s Eve, the streets will be filled with little ghosts, ghouls and goblins in search of their sweet treats. But behind some doors in your neighborhoods could be a dangerous trick, and you want to make sure your children have the safest Halloween possible. “You may think that you know everyone who lives… Read more »

The Law Office of Thomas D. Bumgardner in Charlotte takes a look at the warning signs of domestic violence and how you can get a loved one help in Mecklenburg County.

Twelve million… that’s the number of people impacted by domestic violence every year, according to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. In Mecklenburg County, there were 8,845 domestic-violence related incident reports filed with police in 2017. “The numbers are heartbreaking, but what’s really sad is that anyone can be an abuser and anyone can be abused,”… Read more »

The Law Office of Thomas D. Bumgardner in Charlotte helps you understand your rights when it comes to having your vehicle searched by police officers.

Getting pulled over by a police officer is nerve-wracking. But what about when it goes beyond just a speeding ticket and the officer wants to search your vehicle? Your first instinct may be to let the police officer do what he wants and to search your car, but you will want to rethink that. “This… Read more »

The Law Office of Thomas D. Bumgardner, PLLC in Charlotte takes a look at strange arrests that have happened around the Charlotte area.

On a daily basis there are dozens of arrests happening throughout the Charlotte area. But there are a few that stand out from the rest of the pack and make you wonder, “Is this real?” “While committing any kind of crime is never smart, there are a few criminals that take it to a new… Read more »

The Law Office of Thomas D. Bumgardner, PLLC explains the proper etiquette to use when you're pulled over by police in North Carolina.

Let’s face it, seeing flashing blue lights in your rearview mirror is never fun. But imagine being the police officer who has to walk up to a stranger’s car, without knowing what the driver has inside their vehicle. With shootings involving officers and drivers, routine traffic stops have become nerve-wracking and dangerous for both parties… Read more »

The Law Office of Thomas D. Bumgardner, PLLC in Charlotte looks at the 10 most expensive divorces in history.

The process of going through a divorce can be stressful and emotions are at an all-time high. But divorce can also be costly! “The cost of divorce can vary but you’re more than likely going to have to spend thousands of dollars during the whole process,” says Thomas D. Bumgardner, an attorney with the Law… Read more »

The difference in fireworks laws in North Carolina and South Carolina from the Law Office of Thomas Bumgardner

North Carolina and South Carolina share a few similarities including our love for the Carolina Panthers, great beaches on the Carolina coast and we even share the Carowinds theme park! But there is one major difference between the two states: fireworks laws. “Charlotte is so close to the North Carolina-South Carolina border. Many people commute… Read more »

Charlotte traffic attorney, Thomas D. Bumgardner, PLLC explains North Carolina's DMV point system and how it impacts you.

In many things in life, gaining points is a good thing. You want to score points in a basketball game or maybe you want to rack up cool points with your friends or children. But when it comes to your driving record, the fewer points the better! “Traffic tickets equal points that accumulate on your… Read more »