Weapons Charge Defense

Experienced Wisconsin Gun and Weapons Charge Defense Attorney


What You Need to Know About Weapons Charges in Wisconsin:

With a presence in both Madison and northern Wisconsin, Stangl Law is able to provide aggressive defense for clients facing gun and weapons charges anywhere across the state.

If you've been charged with a crime involving a weapon, contact us today to discuss your case and explore your options for defense.

Wisconsin is a concealed carry state. However, it's against the law to have a gun in your possession in certain circumstances, such as during a traffic stop for drunk driving—even if you have a concealed carry permit.

Stangl Law Offices has a successful track record defending clients accused of criminal gun or weapons charges, either as an independent offense or as an enhancer to another crime.

  • Endangering safety by use of dangerous weapon
  • Disarming a peace officer
  • Carrying concealed weapons
  • Carrying a concealed knife
  • Carrying firearm in public building
  • Carrying handgun where alcohol beverages may be sold and consumed
  • Machine guns and other weapons in crimes
  • Possession of short-barreled shotgun or short-barreled rifle
  • Possession of a firearm
  • Possession of body armor
  • Possession of a weaponized drone
  • Possession of electric weapon
  • Use or possession of a handgun and an armor-piercing bullet during crime
  • Use of facsimile firearms
  • Sale of, distribution of, imitation firearms
  • Charges relating to firearms silencers

Murder is one of the most serious crimes that you could be charged with in Wisconsin or anywhere else in the United States. Being convicted of murder carries with it extremely heavy, life-altering consequences. If you are under investigation for a murder charge or have been arrested, it is imperative that you hire a skilled Wisconsin homicide attorney immediately.

Attorney Stangl has successfully defended homicide and attempted homicide cases in Wisconsin. He understands what's at stake for his clients and knows what it takes to obtain a favorable outcome. He will work aggressively to help minimize the penalties or to fight your charges in court.

"I faced legal issues after a domestic dispute, leading to a disorderly conduct conviction I didn't realize barred me from owning firearms—a major issue for my truck driving job involving military equipment. I sought out Stangl Law Offices, S.C., and Pat Stangl took my case, attempting to appeal my conviction. Despite initial setbacks, Pat's perseverance led to a negotiation that cleared the domestic conviction from my record, allowing me firearm possession again. His dedication and expertise are why he's among Wisconsin's top appeals lawyers. I strongly recommend Pat Stangl for exceptional legal representation."

— David

"I am a combat veteran of both Afghanistan and Iraq and upon my return to the States, I found myself in serious legal trouble, charged with multiple serious felonies that arose out of an alleged domestic situation. I was very scared and troubled by the allegations and began to search for a criminal defense attorney with experience in defending difficult cases, a winning history, and a great reputation. I had heard about attorney Stangl and the more that I learned about him, the more I was convinced that he was the only defense attorney I wanted to represent me. He is extremely dedicated and tenacious and has a great respect for veterans. For over a year, he fought tirelessly for me. One of my felony cases was dismissed, and the other very serious felony charges were amended to misdemeanors. The state wanted me to go to jail and make sure I could never legally possess a firearm again. Pat argued persuasively that I should not have to do any jail, and that I should be allowed to have my misdemeanor convictions expunged upon successful completion of my probation. Without Pat and his hard work and dedication, I would not have an opportunity to start my life over with a clean slate. He is a fantastic attorney, and I recommend him highly."

— Ryan

Weapons Charge Success Story Spotlight

Weapons ChargePossession of A Firearm While Intoxicated-OWI/PAC 1st, Gil's Story

Attorney Stangl was hired to represent Gil, a retired State Trooper, who had the misfortune of getting arrested for drunk driving. After Gil's vehicle was stopped and he was arrested for OWI-PAC 1st, the arresting officer located a loaded concealed weapon on his person. While a retired police officer is allowed to carry a concealed weapon, it is still illegal in Wisconsin to carry a concealed weapon under the influence of an intoxicant. Along with the OWI charges, Gil was charged with possession of a firearm while intoxicated, and a conviction of either would have tarnished his otherwise unblemished career in law enforcement and life as a hardworking and law-abiding citizen. A special prosecutor was named to prosecute the criminal firearms charge due to the fact that Attorney Stangl's client was a member of the law enforcement community. Attorney Stangl had successfully defended law enforcement officers in the past, and Gil was very fortunate and pleased to have all the charges against him ultimately dismissed as a result of Attorney Stangl's defense.

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.