Stark, Dunkum & Stark, PLC

Virginia Attorneys with offices in Richmond and in Southside Virginia Provide Effective & Aggressive Legal Representation

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Firm Overview

Greater Richmond area personal injury, traffic and criminal law firm
At Stark, Dunkum & Stark, PLC, our goal is to provide you with high quality legal representation in a courteous and professional manner. We are accessible to your needs and available to meet with you and to answer your questions in person or by phone, fax or email.

We handle cases in the following areas of the law:
-Arbitration and mediation
-Civil litigation
-Criminal defense
-Traffic defense
-DUI defense
-Insurance defense
-Plaintiff's personal injury
-Real estate
-Wrongful death
-Wills and trusts
-Small business litigation

We provide representation in all Courts of the Commonwealth. We also handle real estate closings and disputes. We can draft your wills and help you with your adoption. We also serve as mediators and arbitrators in civil disputes.

Reliable & responsive legal service from experienced lawyers with offices in the City of Richmond and Southside Virginia
Our commitment to our clients is our number one priority. We work hard to obtain the best resolution for you in the most cost effective, time efficient manner possible. Our goal is to provide each of our clients with unsurpassed personal attention from the initial consultation through the conclusion of your case. Precise and winning litigators, we look out for your best interests.
Main Office

Main Office
5540 Falmouth Street, Suite 107
Richmond  VA 

Phone
  • 804-767-6300
Auto Accident
Traffic Violation Attorneys Serving Virginia
While many view traffic violations as minor infractions and nuisances, traffic tickets and moving violations have the power to wreak havoc on your life. Fees quickly mount, and points from tickets can cause your insurance premiums to skyrocket or result in a revoked or suspended license. Stark, Dunkum & Stark, PLC does not underestimate the seriousness of traffic violations and doggedly works on your behalf to get the charges you face reduced or dismissed.

Handling a wide array of traffic violation cases
Our traffic lawyers have represented clients in Virginia traffic violation cases involving:
-Reckless driving
-Speeding
-Expired registration
-Expired license
-Running a red light or stop sign
-Failure to signal when changing lanes
-Failure to wear a seat belt
-Driving under the influence
-Driving without a license or with a suspended license
-Leaving the scene of an accident
-Violating license restrictions
-Hit-and-run accidents

Whether you have been charged with a moving or a non-moving violation, our team possesses the knowledge needed to protect your best interests in traffic court.

Our process
We take a detail-oriented approach to traffic violation defense cases. We interview you to obtain as much information as possible regarding the circumstances surrounding your moving violation, examining every aspect of your case to see if the police violated standard procedures or failed to perform their duties as required. We explore every scenario to determine your best course of action, and we go to trial with you to make sure that your rights are protected.
DUI and DWI
Traffic Violation Attorneys Serving Virginia
While many view traffic violations as minor infractions and nuisances, traffic tickets and moving violations have the power to wreak havoc on your life. Fees quickly mount, and points from tickets can cause your insurance premiums to skyrocket or result in a revoked or suspended license. Stark, Dunkum & Stark, PLC does not underestimate the seriousness of traffic violations and doggedly works on your behalf to get the charges you face reduced or dismissed.

Handling a wide array of traffic violation cases
Our traffic lawyers have represented clients in Virginia traffic violation cases involving:
-Reckless driving
-Speeding
-Expired registration
-Expired license
-Running a red light or stop sign
-Failure to signal when changing lanes
-Failure to wear a seat belt
-Driving under the influence
-Driving without a license or with a suspended license
-Leaving the scene of an accident
-Violating license restrictions
-Hit-and-run accidents

Whether you have been charged with a moving or a non-moving violation, our team possesses the knowledge needed to protect your best interests in traffic court.

Our process
We take a detail-oriented approach to traffic violation defense cases. We interview you to obtain as much information as possible regarding the circumstances surrounding your moving violation, examining every aspect of your case to see if the police violated standard procedures or failed to perform their duties as required. We explore every scenario to determine your best course of action, and we go to trial with you to make sure that your rights are protected.
Estate Planning
Real Estate
In Amelia, Tom Stark III has been providing representation in real estate closings for more than 50 years. If you are purchasing a home or refinancing your mortgage in Amelia or the surrounding ares, we can handle the necessary paper work and closing of these transactions.

In addition to needing to close a real estate transaction, you may have need of legal representation in other matters that involve real estate. You may find yourself in the middle of a dispute over the title to a piece of property. You may have a dispute over the boundary of a piece of property. You may need representation in a dispute that involves the purchase or sale of commercial or residential property. We can represent you in seeing that type of dispute through to resolution whether by trial or alternative dispute resolution throughout our service area.
Litigation
Criminal Lawyers in Richmond, Virginia
Have you been accused of committing a crime? Don't let the prosecution bully you around. Stand up for your rights, beginning by hiring a dedicated criminal defense attorney who will represent you forcefully in the face of prosecution accusations. Stark, Dunkum & Stark, PLC has extensive experience serving clients in criminal cases, providing aggressive representation with proven results.

Ensuring your freedom
We are devoted to protecting clients' freedom. We strongly challenge prosecution efforts to prove their case, and do everything in our power to avoid conviction or reduce any sentence that might be imposed. The criminal law attorneys at Stark, Dunkum & Stark, PLC know that a witness may lie on the stand, crime scenes can be tampered with and police officers can make mistakes. We personally speak with witnesses to ensure that they are telling the whole truth. We examine the alleged crime scene thoroughly, searching for evidence that can help prove your innocence. We also pour over police records and bring in experts to challenge the prosecution’s theories.

Nothing is more important than your freedom. If you need a defense attorney who is dedicated to your case, contact us today.

Protecting our clients
Stark, Dunkum & Stark, PLC represents clients in the following criminal matters:

Felonies
If you have been charged with a felony, it is essential that you retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to zealously defend you in court. Felonies are the most serious crimes — such as murder, rape, armed robbery, credit card fraud and burglary. Felony convictions also have the most serious consequences, including incarceration in a state prison. In addition, convicted felons are stripped of many of the rights guaranteed to American citizens, including the right to vote, the right to travel out of the country and the right to own a gun. Convicted felons also have to disclose their crimes on job applications and can be deported if they are not American citizens.

How your felony charge is defended can make a significant difference for you. We are committed to attaining your best possible outcome.

Misdemeanors
Misdemeanors are crimes such as disorderly conduct, simple assault, shoplifting and trespassing that are punishable by less than a year in prison. Although misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, having a misdemeanor conviction on your criminal record can limit your employment options and can result in a jail sentence. Ensure that you receive a fair trial by letting us represent you.

Motor vehicle offenses
If you have been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving with a suspended license or vehicular manslaughter, we can help. We also assist clients who need to get their drivers licenses restored or want to fight traffic tickets.

Drug crimes
Charges of trafficking, distributing or possession of illegal substances or drug paraphernalia can result in heavy fines, extended time in jail and often a suspension of your driver's license. You can rely on our knowledge of drug crimes and our history of successful results to help eliminate or minimize the charges against you.

Sealing and expungement of records
A criminal record can prevent you from pursuing higher education, securing your dream job or traveling abroad. We can help you eliminate past criminal charges from your record, or get those records sealed so that you can move on with your life.
Probate
Wills and Trusts
Many people do not have a will, but most people need one. You may have concerns about what happens to your property after you are gone. Maybe you want to make your wishes known concerning the care of your children should the unexpected happen. If you need a simple will, we can help. Our first consultation is free, and if your needs are more complex than you thought, we can get you to the professional that can help you. Ask us about an advanced medical directive and durable power of attorney when you meet with us.

Thomas Stark III

Thomas Stark III is a lifelong resident of Amelia County. He graduated from Amelia High School in 1949, from Virginia Tech in 1953 and from the T. C. Williams School of Law in 1959.

He served as Commonwealth Attorney for Amelia County from 1960 to 1993, while engaging in the general practice of law. During the more than 50 years he has practiced law in Amelia County, his practice has primarily involved real estate transactions and chancery matters such as partition suits, boundary disputes and suits to quiet title to real estate, as well as office practice including drafting wills and other legal documents. He is basically a country lawyer.

Currently he is a Commissioner in Chancery and Commissioner of Accounts for the Circuit Court of Amelia County. He spends almost all of his time in the Amelia office.

It should be noted that he has no plans to retire.

He has earned a BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, for his professionalism and ethics.
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