Tracey Wood & Associates - Criminal Defense and Immigration Law

Defense Attorney Tracey Wood Drunk Driving Attorney Tracey Wood is a Super Lawyer in Wisconsin
(608) 350-1004

     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

Save Your Wisconsin Driver's License

The Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles can suspend or revoke your Wisconsin driver's license if you refuse to submit to a sobriety test. The DMV proceeds with their actions against your driver's license separate and apart from the courts.

Tracey Wood & Associates represent people who have been arrested for drunk driving (or OWI DUI related charges).

10 day rule

If you refuse to submit to a breath or blood test after being arrested for drunk driving, you have 10 days (not counting legal holidays and weekend days) from the date on your ticket to demand a refusal hearing.

Failure To Demand An Administrative Hearing

If you fail to file a refusal hearing demand or an administrative suspension hearing demand within 10 days, you will lose your driver's license for at least one year, or up to three years if you have had prior drunk driving convictions anywhere in the United States.

If you refuse to submit to a sobriety test, you must file a refusal hearing demand within 10 days; if you submitted to a sobriety test, and your blood alcohol concentration level was in excess of the legal limit, you must file an administrative suspension hearing within 10 days.

If you ask an attorney at Tracey Wood & Associates to represent you, and the attorney accepts your case and files a notice of retainer, you will not need to appear at the refusal hearing, administrative suspension hearing or court hearing, unless instructed to do so by the law offices of Tracey Wood & Associates.

Don't Wait For Your Court Date

The proceedings that will occur in a Wisconsin Circuit Court against you are separate and apart from the proceedings that will occur at an administrative hearing with the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles.
Both the administrative suspension hearing and the refusal hearing are held at the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles. A court hearing is held at a Wisconsin Circuit Court. The two are not the same, nor does one affect the other.

The date on which you will be instructed to go to court for a drunk driving offense will almost certainly be more than 10 days from the date of your arrest. If you wait to handle your driver's license until your court date, it may too late, and your driver's license may already be suspended or revoked.

Ticket Date

Your ticket date is the date in the upper right-hand corner of your ticket. The ticket date is usually the date on which you were arrested for drunk driving. In some situations, the ticket ticket may differ from your arrest date, such as if you were arrested at or near midnight.

Driver's License Suspension

If your driver's license is suspended, it can be reinstated after the period of suspension, provided that you have no other violations or conditions to the suspension, but only after you initiate the re-application process with the Department of Motor Vehicles. (Refer to the DMV's website - click here - for information about reinstating a suspended license and locations of DMV offices).

Driver's License Revocation

If your driver's license is revoked, it can be reinstated under most circumstances. (Visit the DMV's website for information about how to reinstate a driver's license that has been revoked and office locations).

Tracey Wood & Associates Can Help

If you have been arrested for drunk driving, DUI or OWI, please call (608) 350-1004 or e-mail the attorneys at Tracey Wood & Associates a brief, but professional 'first-impression" analysis of your case.

OWI DUI Attorney Tracey Wood commonly works in the following Counties: Adams, Ashland,Barron,Bayfield,Brown,Buffalo,Burnett,Calumet,Chippewa,Clark,Columbia,Crawford,Dane,Dodge,Door,Douglas,Dunn,Eau Claire,Florence,Fond du Lac,Forest, Grant,Green,Green Lake,Iowa,Iron,Jackson,Jefferson,Juneau,Kenosha,Kewaunee,La Crosse,Lafayette,Langlade,Lincoln,Manitowoc,Marathon,Marinette,Marquette,Menominee, Milwaukee,Monroe,Oconto,Oneida,Outagamie,Ozaukee,Pepin,Pierce,Polk,Portage,Price,Racine,Richland,Rock,Rusk,Sauk,Sawyer,Shawano,Sheboygan,St. Croix,Taylor,Trempealeau, Vernon,Vilas,Walworth,Washburn,Washington,Waukesha,Waupaca,Waushara,Winnebago,Wood

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 , 6605 University Ave Suite 101 Middleton Wisconsin. (608) 350-1004

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