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Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney in Wisconsin

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Madison Criminal Defense Attorney Pat Stangl of Stangl Law Offices has been practicing criminal defense for over 30 years across the state of Wisconsin. Having won all types of criminal defense cases for clients over the years, Attorney Stangl is happy to put his expertise to work for you if you've been charged with a crime or crimes.

Wisconsin criminal defense lawyer Patrick J. Stangl offers experienced counsel and aggressive representation for your criminal charge.

Facing criminal charges can put immense stress on your life. Attorney Pat Stangl has successfully defended numerous state and federal felony cases and has represented clients in both federal and state appellate courts. He has also argued before the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Pat understands that legal situations can be complicated. He will work with you to obtain the best possible outcome in your case so that you can move forward with your life. If you find yourself in a situation involving criminal accusations in Madison, Hayward, or surrounding areas, let Stangl Law fight for you.

The criminal justice system is complex and often requires knowledge and experience to navigate. You don’t have to deal with your situation alone. Contact Stangl Law today at to find out how we can help you.

The Consequences of a Criminal Conviction

Criminal convictions carry serious penalties, some of which you may not expect. If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to craft a powerful defense.

Possible consequences of a criminal conviction include:

  • Jail or prison time
  • Large fines and court fees
  • Difficulty finding a job
  • Probation
  • A permanent criminal record
  • Ineligibility for student financial aid
  • Suspended driver's license
  • Loss or denial of professional licenses
  • Inability to rent or buy a house 

Property Crimes

In Wisconsin, property crimes carry severe penalties. If you're facing charges of theft or other property offenses in Wisconsin, you should contact a criminal defense attorney with experience defending these types of cases.


Homicide charges such as murder and manslaughter require the help of a skilled and proven Wisconsin criminal defense attorney. Attorney Stangl puts their exceptional legal talents and skills to work for you.

How an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help

A skilled criminal defense attorney has firsthand experience working within the court system and knows how criminal cases operate as well as what's at stake. Since no two criminal cases are the same, an experienced criminal defense lawyer will understand all the nuances of your case, the laws and arguments that can work in your favor, and will know exactly how to proceed with your case.

If you've been arrested in Wisconsin, you will likely face questioning and interrogation. Law enforcement may claim to be on your side; however, their questions are often designed to illicit a confession of wrongdoing.

Don't incriminate yourself. You have rights throughout the criminal investigation process. A knowledgeable criminal defense attorney will protect your rights and make sure they are respected from the beginning.

"After a seemingly insignificant altercation, I was charged with criminal assault charges. I did some research and read that Pat Stangl was the lawyer to hire. After the consultation, I knew that Pat would stop at nothing to help me in my case. After months of waiting on the DA, Pat's persistence throughout the entire process stayed true. Due to Pat's professionalism, extensive knowledge of the court system, and all-around amazing character, my criminal assault charge was reduced to a civil ordinance violation. I recommend that anyone who thinks they might need a lawyer for similar situations pick up the phone and call Pat immediately. Again, thanks, Pat!"

- Adam

"I was charged with a serious felony in Barron County and hired Attorney Pat Stangl. The State’s theory was that I was under the influence and nearly hit a person walking on the side of the road, recklessly endangering his life. Throughout Pat’s representation of me, he never stopped fighting, and because of his thorough investigation and knowledge of the law proved that I was not under the influence and that the State’s potential witness testimony was inaccurate and exaggerated. I ended up with a misdemeanor traffic conviction without any jail time or probation. Attorney Stangl and his staff fought tirelessly for me and achieved an excellent result. I give Stangl Law Offices, S.C. the highest recommendation."

- A.M.

Success Story Spotlight

Criminal DefenseState of Wisconsin v. L.J.S., (Richland County)

The client was charged with two counts of domestic battery and one count of domestic disorderly conduct for an incident involving an alleged fight that erupted between himself, his son, and his son’s girlfriend. The State alleged that the client got into a pushing and shoving match over a domestic dispute and further alleged that during the wrestling match, which lasted for approximately two minutes, the client allegedly choked the two complainants as well as striking one of them with a closed fist twice in the left eye. The complainants further alleged there was physical evidence confirming the alleged batteries. The client vigorously denied the allegations, asserting that they were fabricated, and mounted an aggressive defense. The case was successfully resolved prior to a jury trial when the domestic abuse and misdemeanor and domestic disorderly conduct charges were dismissed, and the remaining criminal battery charge was reduced to a non-criminal citation.

If you’ve been charged with a crime in Wisconsin, contact Stangl Law Offices for a free 10-minute consultation to explore options for your defense.