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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
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Wisconsin Reckless Driving



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Wisconsin's laws make it illegal to operate a vehicle in a manner that is reckless, that shows disregard for people or property, or that may cause people to be injured or killed. Wisconsin's laws can be applied to situations in which a person is driving after drinking or driving while drunk or after a period of time of having been drunk and still possessing an illegal blood alcohol level. The main purpose of Wisconsin's reckless driving law is to make it illegal to harm another person because of the manner in which a vehicle's operator is handling the vehicle, and the law may be applied when the vehicle is operated on an interstate, intrastate, county road, or local roads, as well as commercial property.

Wisconsin Reckless Driving Law, Statute 346.62

Wisconsin Statute 346.62: (1) In this section, (a) Bodily harm has the meaning designated in s. 939.22(4); (b) Great bodily harm has the meaning designated in 939.22(14); (c) Negligent has the meaning designated in s. 939.55(2); Vehicle has the meaning designated in 939.22(44), except that for purposes of sub. (2m) "vehicle" has the meaning given in s. 340.01(74).

(2) No person may recklessly endanger the safety of any person by driving a vehicle on or across a railroad crossing in violation of s. 346.44(1) or through, around or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad crossing in violation of s. 346.44(2).

(2m) No person may recklessly endanger the safety of any person by driving a vehicle on or across a railroad crossing in violation of s. 346.44(1) or through, around or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad crossing in violation of s. 346.44(2).

(3) No person may cause bodily injury to another by the negligent operation of a vehicle.

(4) No person may cause great bodily harm to another by the negligent operation of a vehicle.

Reckless Driving Penalties

Penalties for reckless driving include forfeitures (fines) from $150 and up, as well as revocation of one's drivers' license, and in some cases, discharge from one's employment.

Wisconsin Points (Standard Operator's License): 6 points

But I drive for a living

The fact that a person has a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is not a defense to reckless driving.

Race car drivers also do not have a privilege to drive recklessly, nor can that be a defense.

Interesting fact: the points for racing and reckless driving assessed against an operator's license (driver's license) is 6 for either offense.

It's been 2 hours since I was drinking

Wisconsin's reckless driving law makes it illegal for any commercially license person to drive within four hours of having been under the influence of an intoxicant or other controlled or uncontrolled substance.

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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