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

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Under Wisconsin law, driving is a privilege, not a right. To determine who is afforded that privilege and who is not, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) maintains a 12-point demerit system. If a driver accumulates 12 or more points in one year, the DOT will suspend the driver's license for a minimum of two months or longer if the points were derived from an OWI - operating while intoxicated - offense.

[See "How to save your driver's license" when arrested for an OWI]

Reckless driving

Reckless driving is a criminal offense. If you have been arrested for reckless driving, you should consult with an attorney immediately. For more information about reckless driving, please see [Reckless Driving].

A note of caution is warranted. While some attorneys may tell you that they do not plea bargain, but rather, they prepare every case as though it will go to trial, there are two important realities that are worthy of mention. First, all criminal cases in the United States should be handled as though they will go to trial; those rights are protected by the Constitution. Reckless driving is a crime. Secondly, in the instance of a strict liability crime, where intent is not in question and does not need to be proven by the prosecutor to obtain a conviction, the greatest advantages that a criminal defense attorney can provide to you if you are charged with reckless driving are in the pretrial negotiations - the plea bargaining for a lesser charge (such as speeding, which is not a crime).

The criminal defense attorneys at Tracey Wood & Associates have won numerous outright acquittals (not guilty verdicts from trial juries), and because of their winning record and stellar reputation with judges, clerks, and the legal community, prosecutors often offer very favorable plea bargains to avoid a trial at which an attorney from Tracey Wood & Associates might prevail.

If you have been charged with reckless driving, you are facing criminal charges. Those charges can be argued against, but it requires the intelligence and hard work of a very experienced criminal defense lawyer to detect the viable legal defects in such a case. The critical factor is time. You should consult with criminal defense attorney at Tracey Wood & Associates right away. [See Reckless Driving]

Drunk Driving Offenses

From illegal police stops to illegal arrests, Attorney Tracey Wood has seen every type of drunk driving wrong (by police), charge and victory. She has won appeals to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals on cases that were thought impossible, such as a recent refusal case resulting from an illegal stop. [Vering Over Fog Lines] [Save Your Driver's License]

Operating After Revocation or Suspension

OAR - operating after revocation, or OAS - operating after suspension, is the operation a motorized vehicle (car, truck, semitrailer) after a person's license has been revoked or suspended due to another offense, such as drunk driving. For more information about OAR and OAS, please refer to the information pages regarding offenses for operating a vehicle after revocation or suspension and how to save your driver's license or CDL. [OAR: Operating After Revocation]

Vehicular Homicide

A homicide committed by the use of a vehicle, whether it is a car, a truck, or a semitrailer, is a Class A Felony in the state of Wisconsin. [See Penalties Class A Felony] [Vehicular Homicide]

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.




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

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