Tracey Wood & Associates - Criminal Defense and Immigration Law

Defense Attorney Tracey Wood Drunk Driving Attorney Tracey Wood is a Super Lawyer in Wisconsin
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     Attorney Tracey A. Wood , owner of Tracey Wood & Associates is an aggressive criminal defense attorney in Madison, Wisconsin.    She focuses her practice on defending the rights of individuals whether they are charged with drunken driving or more severe criminal charges including murder, sex crimes in Wisconsin, federal conspiracy or seeking an expungement of a previous conviction.
   She is known throughout the legal community as the foremost authority on Wisconsin OWI DUI laws and has been hailed for her defenses and successful trial and case record.
   Ms. Wood has been pioneering new frontiers for women in law since she entered practice in 1992. She is the first attorney from Wisconsin ever appointed as a Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor, and first Wisconsin attorney to be appointed to the Board of Regents to the National College for DUI Defense held at Harvard Law School. She chairs the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Strike Force for the state's largest association for criminal defense lawyers and has previously served as the President of that organization. She has authored several articles on defense against drunk driving charges including Challenging Prior Under Influence Convictions, an article discussing U.S. v. Gant in the Wisconsin Law Journal, and she has contributed to the national DUI attorneys' bible by Taylor & Oberman, entitled "Drunk Driving Defense".
   She has also won many appeals in both the Wisconsin Appellate System (most recently City of Beloit v. Steven Herbst) and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago (i.e. U.S. v. Andres Perez).

Super Lawyer Tracey Wood defends people charged with OWI or DUI
Super Lawyer Tracey Wood defends people charged with OWI or DUI
Super Lawyer Tracey Wood defends people charged with OWI or DUI
NCDD National College for DUI Defense: Tracey Wood
(608) 350-1004

How To Choose A Good Criminal Defense Lawyer


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When you are facing serious consequences, such as jail, fines, or probation, you can't afford not to have a lawyer with experience, knowledge, and a stellar reputation with the courts, judges, and prosecutors sitting next to you in court.

The first priority for anyone recently released from jail on a cash or signature bond is to prepare for the next court date. Some event occurred that resulted in an arrest. An arrest occurred because evidence existed to substantiate a crime was committed by the person arrested. That evidence will be sitting on the other side of the courtroom in the very near future.

The best way to prepare for your next court date is to immediately contact a very experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible; the sooner you involve your attorney in your case, the better your chances for a successful defense. If you are under investigation, or if you have been arrested but have not been charged yet, you should consult with an attorney right away and ask if it is possible to have the charges dismissed.

With so many lawyers out there, you may be wondering how to choose a criminal defense lawyer for your immediate needs. Perhaps the single most important criteria in choosing the right criminal defense lawyer for you and your situation is “trust.” Considering that this may be your very first contact with or need for a criminal defense lawyer, how can you possibly know which one to trust?

The following suggestions may be of assistance to you.


Suggested Method For Finding A Good Criminal Defense Lawyer
1.Conduct an online search for an attorney in the location where you were charged by narrowing the search to the precise criminal charge. Example: sexual assault defense attorney madison wi, drug possession columbus WI

2.Select the top three or four firms, and review the attorneys' credentials while asking yourself the hard questions: What is his/her background? If you charged with a drug crime, has this attorney practiced in Federal court, or were they a Federal prosecutor? If you are charged with drunk driving, what is his or her background in defending DUI cases? Is DUI a main focus or a gap filler for this firm, or worse yet, are they a drunk driving milling house with a desire to draw in hundreds upon hundreds of OWI cases and plea bargain through the lists? If you are charged with a property crime, how much of this attorney's website is devoted to property crimes such as theft, embezzlement, fraud, or burglary?

3.Conduct a search on the attorney's name. Does this attorney appear our there on the net with cases that prove his or her claims? You might also try the Wisconsin State Journal website (www.madison.com) and the local TV stations.

4.Go to the websites of the major and most reputable criminal defense associations and search for the attorney's name. The legal field is a very "telling industry" and those who are regarded very highly are often also members or leaders of the highly regarded associations. For drunk driving, the National College for DUI Defense is certainly the American Bar Association's most regarded association, their website is at www.ncdd.org. For criminal defense in Wisconsin, visit the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, www.wacdl.com. Those types of websites do not portray lawyers according to their advertised documentation, rather they provide the facts.

5.Lastly, call the firm and ask if they provide a free consultation so that you actually speak with the attorney that will represent you.

Important Considerations When Choosing Your Defense Attorney


1.Publications - If attorneys publish articles, books, or treatises (legal reference guides), they are already subjected to the toughest critics of all (other attorneys) and they are often regarded as experts in that subject matter.

2.Acquittals - If attorneys win outright acquittals on very serious criminal charges, they prepare well, fight hard, play fair in the court's eyes and win juries over with their arguments. An outright acquittal is a not guilty verdict (the closest response from a court to a statement of innocence).

3.Leadership - Legal organizations are rather particular about the attorneys they choose to be their leaders. In legal organizations where the leader is voted into office, the members are acknowledging that the officer is highly regarded by the legal community.

4.Bar referrals - Often times, state bars provide an excellent reference source when a person is looking for an attorney. If the attorney has been disciplined, records of the past action are often available on the bar's website. However, as a referral source, they are limited to providing the name of the next-in-line firm or attorney and usually prohibited from making any recommendation beyond that information.

5.Criminal Law Commentators & Legal Analysts - Major television networks and local TV and radio stations often invite subject matter experts to comment on various public questions about the law. Attorneys commenting to the nation or state on behalf of a network TV station are regarded as experts in their industry.


Free but professional "first-impression" analysis

If you are under investigation or have been arrested for any crime, or if you have already been convicted of a crime and believe your conviction to be wrong or your sentence too harsh, please call (608) 350-1004 or email the Attorneys at Tracey Wood & Associates right away. An Attorney at Tracey Wood & Associates will provide you with a brief but professional free "first-impression" analysis of your appeal based on the facts that you are able to convey. You can also submit your case online or email the attorneys.




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Please take notice that although the law firm of Tracey Wood & Associates website contains a large amount of accurate and useful legal information about drunk driving, OWI, DUI, Sex Crimes, Expungement and other serious crimes, it is not intended to be used as legal advice. Only an attorney can counsel you on your specific case. Please contact the attorney at Tracey Wood & Associates immediately should you find yourself charged with a Drunk Driving in Wisconsin, a DUI (Driving Under the Influence), OWI (Operating Under the Influence) or any other serious crime in Wisconsin at (608) 350-1004. Even if your researching drunk driving laws or sex crime laws in Wisconsin, Lawyer Tracey Wood can assist you.

Attorney Tracey A. Wood , 1 South Pinckney Street Suite 950 Madison Wisconsin. (608) 350-1004

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