Attorney Patrick J. Stangl has been a practicing criminal defense lawyer since 1991. He maintains a statewide practice devoted to defending people accused of crimes. Attorney Stangl practices in both State and Federal trial and appellate courts. He has successfully defended cases ranging in complexity from drug conspiracies and murder charges to domestic abuse and more. A major focus of his practice is defending drunk driving [OWI, DUI, DWI, BAC, PAC] charges.
OWI is an acronym for "Operating [a Motor Vehicle] While Under the Influence of an Intoxicant" and is the official term used in Wisconsin for the more general "drunk driving" offense. The terms OWI, DUI, DWI, BAC, and PAC are synonymous and also apply to the operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of a "controlled substance." Attorney Stangl has successfully defended numerous Wisconsin OWI cases and all types of criminal cases in both State and Federal Courts.
Attorney Stangl's philosophy regarding OWI defense is that unless the State offers a plea agreement significantly better than the risk of losing in trial, there is no reason to plead guilty. Because Attorney Stangl believes that-unlike many other charges in State Court-victims of drunk driving [OWI, DUI, DWI, BAC, PAC] charges have little incentive to plead guilty, he prepares all drunk driving cases for trial. This attitude differs greatly from the vast majority of criminal defense attorneys who assume they cannot win your case and plead guilty. If you're facing criminal or traffic charges in Wisconsin, schedule a free consultation with us from the Contact Us page right away.
Besides successfully defending OWI cases, Attorney Stangl has also found success in Wisconsin and Federal Criminal Defense Cases in the fields of: Homicide, Domestic Violence, Felonies, Misdemeanors, Violent Crimes, Sexual Offenses, Rape, Drug Offenses (Trafficking, Possession, Distribution, and Manufacturing), Conspiracies, Theft, Prostitution, Weapons Charges, Domestic Abuse, Fraud, Computer Crimes, Child Abuse, Solicitation, Criminal Appeals and Supreme Court Representation.