How Attorney Stangl Achieved Extraordinary Results for a Client Facing 8 Felonies

May 14, 2018

The following client success story offers a real-life example of the fact that no matter how serious or how many charges you or a loved one may be facing, Attorney Pat Stangl of Stangl Law Offices S.C. can help achieve truly extraordinary results.

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Pre-Charge Representation in Wisconsin: The Importance of Hiring an Attorney Early

May 9, 2018

Attorney Stangl is often enlisted by clients to represent them when they're the subject of a criminal investigation––long before the State or federal government has decided whether to file criminal charges or not. This is often called "precharge representation."

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The Penalties of Strangulation and Suffocation in Wisconsin

April 26, 2018


Strangulation and suffocation is a very serious charge in Wisconsin.

In this quick guide, I'll shed light on how strangulation and suffocation is defined in Wisconsin law, the penalties of strangulation and suffocation in Wisconsin, common questions I hear about what constitutes strangulation and suffocation, and what you should do if you find yourself facing charges in Wisconsin.

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What are the Side Effects of Invokana?

April 24, 2018

Invokana was the first of its kind in a new class of drug for Type 2 diabetes.

It was developed and marketed to help people manage their diabetes without insulin by causing the kidneys to remove sugar from the body via urine, thereby lowering blood sugar levels. This process prevents blood from reabsorbing the sugar.

In March 2013, the FDA approved Invokana. However, two years later in May 2015 the agency was warning the public that Invokana may lead to dangerous side effects.

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Attorney Patrick Stangl Recognized Among Top OWI Attorneys in Madison, Wisconsin

April 2, 2018

In addition to being nationally recognized for excellence in criminal defense, Attorney Patrick Stangl was recently recognized among the top OWI defense attorneys in the Madison, Wisconsin area by the business listing service Three Best Rated®.

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New Wisconsin Law Permanently Revokes Driver's License After 4 or More OWI-Related Offenses

April 2, 2018

On March 28th, 2018, Gov. Scott Walker signed SB 135 into law, which permanently revokes the driver's licenses of individuals convicted of 4 or more drunk driving-related offenses.

Under the new law, If a person is convicted of 4 or more drunk-driving related offenses OR after a second OWI in combination with two other serious OWI-related offenses such as injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle or second-degree reckless homicide involving a vehicle, the Department of Transportation (DOT) must permanently revoke that individual's driver's license.

The fourth offense must happen with 15 years of the previous conviction.

Those who lose their licenses and are caught driving will face a $2,500 fine, and up to a year in jail.

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Possession of Fentanyl in Wisconsin: A Quick Guide

March 23, 2018


In late 2017, Governor Walker signed Assembly Bill 335 into law (2017 Wisconsin AcT 60), which added fentanyl and all of its analogs to the list of Schedule I controlled substances.

Recently, illicit drug makers have changed the chemical structure of fentanyl to develop new and more powerful analogs that are difficult to detect and prosecute.

With the passage this law, law enforcement is gearing up to crack down on drug crimes related to this powerful and potentially deadly drug.

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5 Recent OWI Defense Success Stories from Stangl Law

March 23, 2018

While Attorney Stangl typically uses his blog to inform and educate those who may find themselves dealing with legal trouble, he also finds it important to use this opportunity to tell the real-life stories of the clients he's helped defend.

With this in mind, Attorney Stangl has highlighted five recent OWI-related success stories below. Let these serve as examples of how the advice Attorney Stangl typically offers through his blog translates into action that helps protect his clients.

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A Look Inside Wisconsin's Proposed 4 Strikes OWI Law

February 28, 2018

Under a bill that awaits Gov. Scott Walker's signature, those convicted of 4 or more OWI-related offenses will lose their license for life.

The bill authored by State Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) and State Rep. John Spiros (R-Marshfield) passed the senate in Nov. 2017 on a unanimous vote and passed the Assembly easier this month.

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Can I Be Charged With OWI in Wisconsin if My BAC is Below .08?

February 23, 2018

Many people––probably most––assume they can only be charged with drunk driving or operating while intoxicated (OWI), if they're above the .08 percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit.

This is not true.

Those same people can find themselves unpleasantly surprised when they're arrested and charged after breathalyzer tests show they're below the legal limit.

The truth is, many people are simply unaware of the details of Wisconsin's OWI laws and what "driving under the influence" really means.

Here's a brief summary to help you understand these laws more accurately.

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