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.

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.

“After being indicted on federal conspiracy and mortgage fraud charges, I started working with an attorney that I clashed with and did not have any confidence in. Shortly after, I found Stangl Law Offices, S.C. It took months to get my case moving, but during those months, Attorney Stangl kept in close contact, checking in to see how I was doing and keeping me up to date on new information. He worked extremely hard and I know without a shadow of a doubt Attorney Stangl did everything possible to successfully defend me. The case involved reviewing, studying, and organizing approximately 8,000 pages of discovery materials, hundreds of hours of preparation, and several days in a jury trial. As a result of Attorney Stangl’s dedication and commitment to not only my case but to me, I was given a short term of supervision. Prior to the trial, Attorney Stangl spent time with my family and answered any and all of our questions. He gave me his word that he would do everything he could to carry me through this difficult time in my life. His word is his bond. I could not have made it through or received the outcome I did without the 100%+ dedication by Pat Stangl.”

— S.J.

"I was indicted in federal court for embezzling funds from a bank and another organization. I was also charged in state court with the same thefts. I discovered Pat Stangl and called him up about potential representation. I also spoke with some other prominent criminal defense attorneys in Wisconsin. I ultimately hired Pat to help me based on a number of reasons, including his experience in defending white-collar cases in federal and state courts, his stellar reputation, and his proven track record of winning hard cases. I could also tell when I met him that he would do everything to help me. I was in an extremely difficult position and facing prison time. Pat fought for me for well over a year and managed to get the state case dismissed. Even though the government was dead set on sending me to prison, thanks to Pat, I did not do a single day in jail or prison. I now have a chance to make things right and move on with my life. I highly recommend Pat if you find yourself in serious trouble like I did. Both he and his staff are incredibly professional and work tirelessly to help, and it is with good reason that he has been recognized nationally for his excellence in criminal defense and in the service of his clients."

- Renee

Federal Charge Success Story Spotlight

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Attorney Stangl represented a young lady who was the subject of a federal investigation for conspiracy to manufacture and distribute crack cocaine. She was ultimately charged with maintaining a drug house and if convicted faced significant prison time. Attorney Stangl successfully argued to the court at sentencing that if powder cocaine had been involved instead of crack cocaine her sentencing range would have been significantly lower. She was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of one year and one day.

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.