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

Updated by Stangl Law on May 14, 2018

Attorney Patrick Stangl

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.

Craig's Conundrum

Craig was charged with 12 criminal charges, eight (8) of which were felonies. This including the following:

  •  Two counts of strangulation and suffocation

§940.235 Strangulation and suffocation.

(1) Whoever intentionally impedes the normal breathing or circulation of blood by applying pressure on the throat or neck or by blocking the nose or mouth of another person is guilty of a Class H felony.

(2) Whoever violates sub. (1) is guilty of a Class G felony if the actor has a previous conviction under this section or a previous conviction for a violent crime, as defined in s. 939.632 (1) (e) 1.


  • Two counts of intimidating a victim through the use of force

§940.45 Intimidation of victims; felony. Whoever violates s. 940.44 under any of the following circumstances is guilty of a Class G felony:

(1) Where the act is accompanied by force or violence or attempted force or violence upon the victim, or the spouse, child, stepchild, foster child, parent, sibling, or grandchild of the victim, or any person sharing a common domicile with the victim.

(2) Where the act is accompanied by injury or damage to the real or personal property of any person covered under sub. (1).

(3) Where the act is accompanied by any express or implied threat of force, violence, injury or damage described in sub. (1) or (2).

(4) Where the act is in furtherance of any conspiracy.

(5) Where the act is committed by any person who has suffered any prior conviction for any violation under s. 943.30, 1979 stats., ss. 940.42 to 940.45, or any federal statute or statute of any other state which, if the act prosecuted was committed in this state, would be a violation under ss. 940.42 to 940.45.

(6) Where the act is committed by any person for monetary gain or for any other consideration acting on the request of any other person. All parties to the transactions are guilty under this section.

§968.075 Domestic abuse incidents; arrest and prosecution.
(1)Definitions. In this section:

(a) “Domestic abuse" means any of the following engaged in by an adult person against his or her spouse or former spouse, against an adult with whom the person resides or formerly resided or against an adult with whom the person has a child in common:

1. Intentional infliction of physical pain, physical injury or illness.
2. Intentional impairment of physical condition.
3. A violation of s. 940.225 (1)(2) or (3).
4. A physical act that may cause the other person reasonably to fear imminent engagement in the conduct described under subd. 1.2. or 3.


  • Aggravated battery

§940.19 Battery; substantial battery; aggravated battery.

(5)Whoever causes great bodily harm to another by an act done with intent to cause great bodily harm to that person or another is guilty of a Class E felony.


  • False imprisonment and possession of a firearm by a felon

§941.29 Possession of a firearm.

(1m) A person who possesses a firearm is guilty of a Class G felony if any of the following applies:

(a) The person has been convicted of a felony in this state.


How Attorney Stangl helped Craig avoid a likely lengthy prison sentence

Attorney Stangl was hired to help Craig in what appeared to be a hopeless situation and likely prison sentence.

Attorney Stangl filed a Motion to Dismiss Count One through Six and Count Twelve of the Criminal Complaint and based upon the motion the prosecutor elected to dismiss all twelve criminal charges.

Although the State refiled some of the criminal charges, the Motion to Dismiss filed by Attorney Stangl resulted in the dismissal of six felonies.

Upon being recharged the client faced two felonies including being a felon possession of a firearm and false imprisonment.

The case was resolved shortly before trial and even though the State possessed evidence showing the defendant’s DNA on the firearm in question, that charge was nonetheless dismissed.

Ultimately the defendant ended up with two disorderly conduct convictions and a Class A misdemeanor bail jumping conviction, an extraordinary result in a case that looked hopeless from the start.

This case is proof positive that no matter how serious or how many charges a defendant faces, Stangl Law Offices, Attorney Stangl can help.

If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges, contact Stangl Law Offices S.C. today to request a free consultation.

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