Federal Charge Defense

Aggressive Defense Against Federal Charges in Wisconsin

What you need to know if you're facing federal charges:

Defense against federal crimes requires a different level of skill and expertise than required for defense against state crimes. If you're facing federal charges, you need a criminal defense attorney who has a command of federal court procedure and requirements. Attorney Pat Stangl has been successfully defending clients facing federal charges in Wisconsin since 1991.

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In determining whether a crime will be a state or federal offense, jurisdiction must be established. If a crime is found to occur within a state's boundaries, it will typically be considered a state offense. If the crime took place in a federal location, such as a national museum or park, the federal government would have jurisdiction.

Sometimes it's possible for a crime to occur in both state and federal jurisdictions. In such cases, charges may be limited to the state, but can also be brought by both the state and the federal government.

Just as you would hire a criminal defense lawyer with experience defending cases in your state to defend your case in state court, you should hire a proven federal criminal defense lawyer to defend your federal case.

Stangl Law Offices of Madison has over 32 years of experience defending clients across Wisconsin against all types of federal charges, including:

  • Federal Drug Charges (for example, drug conspiracy charges)
  • Federal Fraud Charges (like wire fraud, bank fraud and embezzlement charges)
  • Federal Firearms Charges (such as possession of a firearm by a prohibited person or felon)
  • Other Federal Charges

Whether you're facing federal drug charges, mail fraud, wire fraud or any other federal crime, you need the experience and expertise of an established criminal federal defense lawyer fighting to defend your case.

Attorney Pat Stangl of Stangl Law Offices, S.C. is dedicated to protecting the rights of clients accused of federal crimes across the state of Wisconsin.

What is the difference between a state crime and a federal crime?
Both state and federal laws outline penalties if these laws are broken. A federal crime can be charged when federal laws are broken, just as a state crime is charged when state laws are not followed. State crimes occur within a state's boundaries. But when state lines or national borders are crossed, the crime would be considered a federal offense against the government.
Can you be charged with both a state crime and a federal crime at the same time?
Yes, it is possible to find yourself facing both state and federal charges at the same time, though this is not a common occurrence. Be sure to contact a proven attorney with a record of success should you find yourself in this position.
What type of lawyer should I call if I'm facing federal charges?
Being charged with a federal offense is a serious matter. Not only can penalties be much more severe than penalties for state crimes, the federal government typically has stronger resources in place to try any case against you. Do not make the mistake of hiring just any lawyer to defend your case. It's crucial you contact a skilled attorney with experience skillfully defending federal cases for your best result.
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"I made a terrible mistake which resulted in me getting indicted in federal court. Luckily Attorney Stangl accepted the case and represented me in the matter. He fought very hard for me and is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. He was able to demonstrate that they miscalculated my advisory guideline range and the court agreed with everything Attorney Stangl argued. In this very serious case, thanks to him, I did not do any jail even though I was looking at a potential significant term of imprisonment which needless to say would have further complicated an already bad situation. The quality of his representation is unsurpassed and exceeded any and all of my expectations."

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