Victory Against 7th OWI, PAC Charges in Wisconsin: Steve's Story

May 16, 2017

In Wisconsin, it's not uncommon for individuals to find themselves facing charges such as operating under the influence of an intoxicant or OWI, as well as operating with a prohibited alcohol content or PAC.

If you've been charged with PAC and OWI in Wisconsin, you know this can be a stressful time. If you're facing repeat OWI charges with a prohibited alcohol concentration, you realize there's now even more on the line.

With the looming risk of conviction and severe penalties for multiple drunk driving charges in Wisconsin, the following story is offered to inspire you to fight for your freedom against OWI charges. You will learn about one client's successful fight against a seventh offense of OWI and PAC.


Do I Need a Lawyer if I'm Being Investigated by Police in Wisconsin?

May 10, 2017

It may surprise you to learn it's common for people to agree to police questioning in Wisconsin without first making the effort to consult a lawyer for advice. Unfortunately, this isn't the best course of action if law enforcement has taken an interest in you.

It's human nature to answer when asked a question. It's almost automatic. That impulse can be even stronger when an authority figure, such as a police officer, is doing the asking.

It can also be very intimidating to be approached by the police. You might feel compelled to answer their questions in an effort to prove your innocence, but it's important to fight this compulsion. 


Understanding Synthetic Marijuana Use in Wisconsin

April 25, 2017

Reports of arrests for possession, use and distribution of synthetic cannabinoids in Wisconsin are growing at an alarming rate. Yet, many people across the state are not sure what synthetic cannabinoids are, or even know they exist.

Synthetic cannabinoids come in different forms and go by many names. You may know it as synthetic marijuana, synthetic pot or synthetic weed, but there is more to learn about this dangerous and even deadly substance.

It is especially important for parents of minors to be able to recognize this illegal substance and be aware of its dangers and potential penalties under Wisconsin law. This article will explain how synthetic marijuana is produced, how to identify synthetic marijuana and discuss the health dangers associated with its use. 


Video: When to Consider Filing an Appeal in Wisconsin

April 10, 2017




Video: The Appellant's Guide to Post-Conviction Relief in Wisconsin

March 23, 2017




Which Drivers in Wisconsin Face a Lower Blood Alcohol Limit?

March 22, 2017

Avoiding a conviction for operating while intoxicated (OWI) in Wisconsin requires drivers understand the state's drunk driving laws

Just as many motorists don't realize a typical drunk driving arrest results in at least two different charges––OWI and PAC––many others don't realize there are different legal limits.

Most drivers assume the .08 legal limit applies to everyone in Wisconsin, but depending on your age, type of drivers license, and prior OWI convictions, you may face a much lower BAC limit.


Arrested in Wisconsin: When to Contact a Lawyer

March 20, 2017

Going through an arrest is an intense experience, to put it mildly. A lot is happening and happening quickly. It can be confusing, frustrating and overwhelming. 

If you've been arrested for a criminal offense, such as drug possession, battery or OWI in Wisconsin, your first impulse might be to call an attorney--any attorney--immediately.

While it is to your advantage to hire a qualified attorney to help you fight criminal charges in Wisconsin, you don't want to needlessly rush your selection process and risk making the wrong choice for your specific defense needs.

Making an informed decision when choosing your legal defense can make a huge difference to your result--and your freedom.

Keep reading to learn what points to consider before you hire an OWI lawyer or other criminal defense attorney in Wisconsin.

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Video: Understanding the Direct Appeal Process in Wisconsin

March 2, 2017



Defending Against Embezzlement of Funds in Wisconsin

February 6, 2017

Facing embezzlement charges in Wisconsin can be a daunting experience given the severe penalties you risk, should you be found guilty.

If you're preparing to go to court to defend against charges of embezzlement or other white collar charges, it's in your best interest to hire a skilled and proven Wisconsin defense lawyer to defend your case.

In this article, we tell the story of a Wisconsin woman who hired Stangl Law Offices, S.C., an established criminal defense law firm based in Madison, to represent her against federal embezzlement charges. Read, in her own words, about her experience as she faced a potential sentence of up to 30 years in prison...


Successful Defense Against Child Abuse Charges in Wisconsin

January 31, 2017

Child abuse is a tragic offense that robs children of their innocence, sense of security, trust and well-being on many levels.

Yet, the National Children's Alliance estimates over 700,000 children are abused in the United States every year. 90% of the those investigated for child abuse are family members of the victim, with parents representing almost 40%. Some suggest that number is on the rise.

Claims of child abuse should never be ignored, yet false claims of child abuse require swift, skilled and aggressive defense.

In this article, we explain which acts constitute child abuse in Wisconsin and learn of one person's successful defense against the charge of child abuse with the assistance of Madison Criminal Defense Attorney Patrick J. Stangl.