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 »

One of Ballantyne's top attorneys, Thomas D. Bumgardner, PLLC, explains the complex issue of medical malpractice in North Carolina

When you go to a doctor or healthcare provider, you are trusting them with a very precious thing… your life or the life of a loved one. So, it can be very frustrating and confusing when a serious injury or death occurs because of medical negligence. “There’s nothing frivolous about medical malpractice. In fact, a… Read more »

The Law Office of Thomas D. Bumgardner tells you what to know if child support isn't paid

Child support is a monthly allowance that noncustodial parents pay to help cover living expenses for their children until they are 18 years old. “The amount of child support is determined by the court system and is usually based on the noncustodial parent’s income,” says Thomas Bumgardner, attorney with the Law Office of Thomas D…. Read more »

Advice on How to Spot Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect by Law Office of Thomas Bumgardner, PLLC.

Every year, families put their loved ones into nursing homes, hoping that they’re going to get the best care. But unfortunately, that may not be the case, and some are subjected to abuse and/or neglect in the nursing home. Under federal nursing home regulations, nursing homes must ensure a patient’s care and safety, including promoting… Read more »