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

White Collar Crimes

Wisconsin Laws

As quoted from the FBI's webpage White Collar Crime - FBI, white collar crimes are "lying, stealing and cheating".

White collar crimes are crimes committed by business or government officials with the intent of gaining money and are non-violent. Although they are non-violent, being charged with a white collar crime can be devastating to your life and career. Even though they use the threat of harm, extortion is categorized as a white collar crime. Black mail is a similar but slightly different crime. Extortion is threatening someone in hopes of gaining monies, services or property where black mail is using the threat of revealing information about an individual or thier family in order to receive money, services or property.

Common White Collar Charges

In Wisconsin an individual can be charged for a state crime or a United State Federal crime. The most common white collar crimes in Wisconsin include but are not limited too:
  • Computer Crimes
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Insider Trading
  • Securities Fraud
  • Stock Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Mail Fraud
  • Tax Evasion
  • Wire Fraud

Less Common White Collar Criminal Charges in Wisconsin

The above listed are the more common white collar crimes in Wisconsin, however the following crimes may also be charged:

Academic crime
Adulterated food, drugs, or cosmetics
Anti-trust violations
ATM fraud
Combinations in restraint in trade
Computer crimes
Confidence game
Contract fraud
Corrupt conduct by juror
Counterfeiting - Forgery
Defense contract fraud
Ecology law violations
Election law violations
Embezzlement - theft by fraud

Employment agency and education-related scams

Environmental law violations
False advertising and misrepresentation of products
False and fraudulent actions on loans, debs, and credits
False pretenses
False report, false statement - fraud
Forgery - Counterfeiting

Health and safety laws fraud

Health care providers fraud
Home improvement frauds
Impersonation fraud
Influence peddling Bribery

Insider trading fraud

Insurance fraud
Investment scams
Jury tampering - bribery
Kickback bribery
Land sale frauds
Mail fraud
Managerial fraud
Monopoly in restraint in trade
Ponzi schemes
Procurement fraud
Racketeering influenced
corrupt organizations
Religious fraud
Sports bribery - sports tampering
Strategic bankruptcy
Subornation of perjury - bribery
Swindle Fraud
State and Federal Tax law violations
Telemarketing or boiler room scams
Telephone fraud
Travel scams
Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
Uttering counterfeiting forgery
Uttering bad checks
Welfare fraud
Wire fraud

There are even far less common law crimes in Wisconsin, for instance larceny by trick, larceny theft and forgery are also charged under Wisconsin laws as white collar crimes.

White Collar Crimes versus Theft

Once considered the crime of corporate executives, white collar criminal charges are brought against many different classes of people today, including executives, managers, tellers, blue-collar workers, publicly held corporations, and small privately held companies. White collar crime involves the theft or attempted theft of property from another without permission or authority, which closely parallels the definition of theft: the taking and carrying away of the property of another without permission or authority with intent to permanently deprive the rightful owner of that property, its use or its enjoyment. The differentiating factor that often separates white collar crime from theft is the possession of the property. For most white collar crimes, the property is in the custody or permissible possession of the one who steals it; conversely, a theft usually involves property that has not been entrusted to another constructively or otherwise.

White collar crime is a serious crime

Although white collar crimes are nonviolent, they are nonetheless a crime. Both Wisconsin law and federal law provide severe penalties for white collar crimes including and not limited to fines, jail or prison time, and probation.

Rights of Those Accused of White Collar Crimes

People charged with white collar crimes have the same rights as people charged with any other crime including the right to remain silent, the right to representation, and the right to a speedy trial. If you are under investigation for a white collar crime, it is wise to seek immediate legal counsel. The sooner you involve your attorney and obtain expert legal advice, the better your chances of a more favorable outcome. Often times, a criminal defense attorney can head off otherwise disastrous outcomes, especially when false allegations or accusations of some type of embezzlement or fraud are made and can potentially defame you and cause severe loss of revenues.

Complexities of White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes tend to be complex crimes, sometimes involving very sophisticated computer systems and complicated conspiracy schemes. Some white collar crimes are entirely planned and carried out by a single person, such as a bank teller. The more sophisticated the systems, the more challenging the defense strategy, so it is wise to consult with an attorney at Tracey Wood & Associates who have had years of experience trying very complex cases.


The attorneys at Tracey Wood & Associates have represented people in very simple and very complex white collar crime cases ranging from embezzlement of money from multiple dealerships to charges against a ham radio operator for domestic terrorism to the largest military conversion and conspiracy case ever known or tried in the state of Wisconsin. [Ft. McCoy Military Vehicle Theft Case] Once enlisted, Tracey Wood & Associates attorneys will take steps to prevent criminal charges from being filed whenever possible. The winning record of those attorneys has often persuaded prosecutors to forego charging their clients, even in the face of strong evidence that the crime was committed. If charges have already been filed, you can be reassured that the criminal defense attorneys at Tracey Wood & Associates will bring their more than thirty years of combined criminal defense and criminal trial skills to your defense, seeking the best possible outcome.

Free Initial Consultation

If you are under investigation for a while collar crime, if you have been charged with a white collar crime, or if you already have been convicted of a white collar crime and believe your conviction or sentence were wrong, please contact the attorneys at Tracey Wood & Associates right away. The attorneys at Tracey Wood & Associates will give you a brief and professional first-impression analysis of your case so that you may take the necessary steps to defend yourself.

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

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