Posted by Michael
I was driving home one evening through Walworth county after a concert. Rather than keep driving, I pulled over to text in a closed business parking lot when a police officer pulled behind me with his lights on. I had consumed a couple of drinks hours before stopping, but the officer seemed bothered and ordered me out of the vehicle. the officer wanted me to complete field sobriety tests and I politely refused. After reading the Informing the Accused I asked the officer some questions and he told me some false information about my right to an alternative test. Fortunately I knew of Pat Stangl and hired him immediately. Pat went to work and ultimately filed a Motion to dismiss arguing that there was no basis to place me under arrest and that the officer misled me regarding my right to an alternative test. My case was successfully resolved without a conviction for an OWI or refusal.
Attorney Stangl and everyone at Stangl Law Offices, S.C. are absolute professionals. They kept my updated throughout the case and achieved an excellent result. I have and will continue to recommend Pat with no reservation. It is no surprise that he is regarded as one of the best defense attorneys in the state.
Posted by Christina
I was charged with an OWI and an open intoxicant, so it was recommended by my best friend's cousin from Rockford Illinois, that Patrick Stangl could, with guarantee, win my case. I googled Patrick, I was impressed and did a consultation. I was pleased with Patrick during the consult, so I hired him, and he worked 11 hard months for me! He was very determined to get these charges dropped! I've never hired an attorney before, and I had feared that I was going to be investing a great deal of money with no positive results, but when I met Patrick his knowledge base was incredibly admirable, in which I became optimistic! He explained what to expect from a municipal court and circuit court so I wasn't going in blindly. He went through the police report/video and in great detail explained to me why, what, and how he would be proving my innocence. Long story short Patrick was able to drop my OWI and open intoxicant charges!! I cried with joy and relief! I would hire him again in a heart beat, and strongly recommend him to anyone that wants to win cases and needs their innocence proven!
Posted by John
I was arrested one evening and charged with OWI as well as a refusal, or Implied Consent Violation, because I refused the chemical test which the officer wanted me to take. I refused the test because I felt I did nothing wrong and that there was no reason to stop my vehicle. I knew of Pat Stangl and Stangl Law Offices, S.C. because he had successfully defended some people that I knew. I immediately contacted Pat because I know that he is the best attorney in the State of Wisconsin for OWI and criminal defense. Pat told me that refusal cases are extremely difficult to beat but if anyone could beat it, it would be him. He sure was right!
As a result of our very thorough investigation of the case we were able to demonstrate that the officer's claimed reason for stopping me simply was not even plausible. It is very tough to beat a charge where the court doesn't even have to believe the cop's story, only that it is plausible. We were also able to show through independent video evidence that the officer's claim that I took an erratic turn into a bar and that he was following me two to three lengths behind was false. Attorney Stangl argued that the officer violated my Fourth Amendment right to be free of an illegal seizure because there was no reasonable suspicion under the Fourth Amendment to stop my vehicle. After a lengthy refusal hearing the trial court agreed and found that the stop of my vehicle was unconstitutional. Based on the court's finding the State agreed that it could not prevail on the remaining OWI charge and my OWI was dismissed. Needless to say I was very impressed with Attorney Stangl. He is one hell of a defense attorney!"
Posted by Perie
I was involved in a serious traffic matter which resulted in an accident and serious criminal charges including felony possession of a controlled substance. While my case was very difficult, Pat stood by me the entire way and never stopped fighting for me. Thankfully, the felony drug charge was dismissed pursuant to a plea agreement which he negotiated with the District Attorney. While I was looking at serious jail time, my sentence under the circumstances was very reasonable and I received electronic monitoring. If you are facing a criminal investigation or criminal charges, Attorney Stangl is the only game in town
Posted by MIKE Kruger
I have a commercial drivers license and got stopped,arrested,and charged with drunk driving,I really felt the officer was targeting me simply because I had left a bar. With my job and future on the line I needed to hire the best defense attorney in the State and I did: I hired Pat Stangl. The City had what appeared to be pretty strong evidence against me including a .16 breath test,Pat went to work and what a job he did! I was not convicted of either the OWI or the PAC citation. I was in a Tangle. I called Pat Stangl and now I am Untangled. Mike Kruger Chetek
Posted by Lance and Julie
"After finding `myself in a serious OWI predicament I was referred to Pat Stangl and Stangl Law Offices, S.C. by a friend. One summer night my wife and I attended a Music Festival in Northern Wisconsin. As we were leaving the festival my wife notices lights behind us and I was getting stopped and ultimately arrested by a State Trooper for OWI. I submitted to a computerized breath test and my concentration came back at .18. The Officers claimed version of what happened that evening was not reality. For example, he claimed I was stumbling around my car before entering it and that I even fell over some bags of mulch outside of a lumber store. Fortunately I had an independent witness who confirmed that these events never occurred. Attorney Stangl challenged the stop of my vehicle and the officer testified about his claimed observations which were inaccurate. From the claimed vantage point of the officer there was simply no way he could have even seen my vehicle because of a hill. Attorney Stangl did an excellent job at the motion hearing and believed we had a very good chance of the Motion to Dismiss being granted. The judge even commented at the hearing that our witnesses testimony was credible. While we were waiting for the judge's decision the State realized that it had a significant chance of losing the motion and the matter was successfully resolved before the courts decision. I was not convicted of either OWI or PAC charge. Thanks to Attorney Stangl's knowledge, expertise and desire to win, I beat a very difficult case. Amazing!!"
Posted by Marty
I was charged with OWI and PAC as a result of being in a car accident in Madison. I registered an alcohol concentration of .14 and believed on all accounts that my goose was cooked. That is until I hired Attorney Pat Stangl of Stangl Law Offices, S.C. Pat is the consummate professional and a real expert in his field. While I was anxious to have it over with Pat advised me to breathe deep since he needed to do some additional research and investigation. That's what I did and was quite surprised and relieved when I received a call from Pat indicating that due to some technical problems he discovered with my case the OWI was going to amended to a reckless driving and the PAC count was going to be dismissed because he found a loophole. Pat is well known for defending difficult cases and that is what he did for me! I highly recommend Attorney Pat Stangl and Stangl Law Offices, S.C.
Posted by Merideth
I was charged with criminal drunk driving based on an alleged witness stating that she saw me driving. I didn't do well on the field sobriety test and my alcohol concentration was above the legal limit. I was referred to Attorney Pat Stangl of Stangl Law Offices, S.C. by a friend and knew right away that I was in good hands.
During the arrest the officer kept telling me they had a witness who saw me driving; he was trying to get me to confess to something I did not do. I kept telling him I wasn't driving but they didn't care and arrested me anyway. After investigating the case Attorney Stangl filed a motion arguing that the police officers did not have sufficient legal reason to arrest me. During the investigation Attorney Stangl was able to show that the officer's claim that a witness saw me driving was false. The witness could not even identify me and never saw me drive or operate the truck. Thanks to Pat the criminal OWI and PAC charges were dismissed outright! I cant say enough about how grateful I am and what a tremendous job Pat and his Staff did representing me from start to finish. I never had to set foot in the courtroom once, he handled it all without me having to be present in this case.
I Highly recommend Pat Stangl and Stangl Law Offices, S.C. They are the best and worth every penny!!!!
Posted by Tanya
My son was being criminally investigated for an alleged sexual assult involving a girl at a high school. The allegations were totally false but nonetheless he faced serious criminal charges. I was referred to Pat Stangl and Stangl Law Offices, S.C. By a close friend. Pat got right to work dealing with the District Attorney. He demonstrated that the matter was consensual but was being completely blown out of proportion by the girl. Thanks to Pat and his proactive, thorough and aggressive representation, the District Attorney, after due concideration, declined to even charge my son. I can’t tell you how relieved my son and our family are thanks to Pat.
Posted by Ryan
I made a number of mistakes one evening and I ended up being charged in Portage, WI with an OWI 2nd offense. The case became even more complicated based on the statements I made to the officer. I faced mandatory jail time if convicted as well as being saddled for the rest of my life with a criminal conviction I felt I did not deserve. I knew the only chance I had was to hire Pat Stangl, which I did. We were fully prepared to try the case when Attorney Stangl caught the prosecution off guard and flat footed on a constitutional issue regarding the blood test result. A case with very difficult odds and a trial may have raised a number of legal complications regarding our defense. Attorney Stangl got my criminal OWI 2nd amended to a reckless driving and the criminal PAC 2nd charge was dismissed.
From the moment I met Attorney Stangl in person I knew that he would fight until the bitter end for me and he sure did. He is a great defense lawyer. Thanks a million.