When facing sexual offense charges your liberty and future are at stake. Penalties for sexual crimes are becoming more severe and include minimum mandatory sentences if convicted. Your life depends on selecting an attorney with a proven track record of successful defense in these cases.
Criminal Defense Attorney Pat Stangl of Stangl Law in Madison has been fighting to protect clients' rights as they face these sensitive offenses.
Sexual assault encompass a number of offenses often referred to as rape, sexual abuse or sexual battery. Depending on the severity of the victim’s allegations sexual assault can result in a very serious felony offense that can carry a long prison sentence and excessive fines.
Even in sexual assault cases that don't involve intercourse or penetration, penalties can be severe. The mere accusation of sexual assault can seriously harm your reputation and have a devastating lifelong effect on your career, family and personal relationships. A sexual assault conviction can follow you for the rest of your life with absolutely devastating consequences.
Attorney Stangl has a track record of successfully defending sexual assault cases. He has had first degree sexual assault charges reduced to misdemeanors and successfully defended sexual assault of a child cases in both court and jury trials.
If you or a loved one has been accused of a sexual offense remain silent if questioned by investigators and contact Stangl Law Offices, S.C. immediately. Do not try to contact the alleged victim or witnesses as those actions are fraught with potentially serious legal and case damaging consequences.
It's in your best interest to contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as you become aware that the police (or some other investigating agency) are looking for or investigating you, or if you believe that you may have committed a crime.
An attorney can intervene with the police and either prevent an arrest or, if you are going to be arrested, arrange for your surrender at a time and in a manner that minimizes embarrassment to you or your family. Hiring a competent lawyer in a timely fashion may also protect you from being questioned by the police.
If questioned by the police, never answer any questions and always ask for an attorney to be present during any questioning, no matter where the attempted questioning takes place.
You will be fingerprinted and photographed. You will either be released on personal recognizance or you will have to wait for a bail commissioner to set bail. Provide basic personal information only and do not make any statements, verbal or written, about the allegations. Remain silent.
A felony is a crime that carries with it a potential sentence of at least one year and one day in prison. In Wisconsin, other serious consequences flow from a felony conviction including prohibiting a convicted felon from possessing a firearm. A convicted felon also loses the right to vote, can never hold public office, and must submit a sample of their DNA to the DNA Database in Wisconsin.
If a person is convicted of a sexual assault or sexual offense that person will be required to register as a sex offender. If a person is convicted of a serious child sex offense that person cannot engage in any occupation or participate in a volunteer position that requires that person to work or interact primarily and directly with children under the age of sixteen.
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I found myself in serious trouble, charged with a crime, and wondering where to turn. I put my complete trust in Pat Stangl. After a jury trial I was found not guilty of the charges. The job Pat did in defending me was remarkable and I would recommend him to anyone who is serious about aggressively defending him or herself.