drunk driving defense
drunk driving appeals
tracey a. wood
attorney at law
||10 E. Doty St.
Madison WI 53703
Client represented by another attorney was convicted for refusing to submit to a test to determine if drunk. Wood appealed illegal stop. Wisconsin Court of Appeals reversed.
Misdemeanor 3rd OWI reduced to non-criminal 1st offense on appeal to challenge counting of prior OWI convictions.
Misdemeanor 4th offense drunk driving conviction overturned on appeal to Wisconsin Court of Appeals on improper presentation of evidence & witnesses and illegal counting of prior OWI convictions.
Top 25 Women Super Lawyer
Madison's Best Defense Lawyers
The Myths of Field Sobriety Tests [National Associations of Criminal Defense Lawyers, DUI Division]
Annual EC/IR Seminar organizer [Washington D.C.]
Arkansas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Guest Speaker, OWI Defense, DUI Motions
National College for DUI Defense, Regent, Annual Speaker, Summer Session, Harvard Law School - How To Present Effective Openings & Closings, How To Cross Examine The State's Chemical Test Expert, How To Do An Effective Direct Examination of the Defense Expert, Using the Breath Test Expert Effectively
Portland Main OWI Seminar, Guest Speaker
Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, Certified Instructor
Wisconsin Annual OWI Seminar, Annual Speaker
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Annual Speaker OWI Defense
Wisconsin Public Defenders Associations, Guest Speaker, Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
Wisconsin State Bar Convention, Milwaukee, Judicial Conference, Guest Speaker, Local Rules
saving your driver's license
Will you automatically lose your driver's license if you are arrested for an operating under the influence offense?
That depends on the number of prior convictions on your record (from this or any other state), and whether you refused to submit to a test to determine whether your blood alcohol concentration level exceeded the statutory limit at the time of the test, or agreed to the test (discussed next).
submitted to bac test
If you submitted (or were forced to submit) to a breath or blood test to determine your blood alcohol concentration level (BAC), and those test results indicated that your BAC was over the stautory limit (.08 for a third or lesser offense, or .02 for fourth or higher offenses), you will receive a Notice of Intent to Suspend form from the Department of Transportation.
10 days to file
You have ten (10) business days from the date of the Notice of Intent to Suspend to file an administrative review request.
The Notice of Intent to Suspend form serves as your temporary driving permit for thirt (30) days from the Notice date. The Notice includes additional information. At the end of the thirty (30) days, your driving privileges will be suspended if 1) an administrative review request was not filed timely, or b) the administrative review hearing was lost (the administrative review judge upheld the suspension). You may however be elegible for an occupational license.
If you have not yet hired an attorney, please contact an attorney right away. If you have hired Attorney Wood, her firm will represent you at the administrative review hearing.
For information about how to obtain an occupational license, please refer to Wisconsin Occupational License After OWI.
refusing a test
If you refused to submit to a breath or blood test to determine your blood alcohol concentration level, please refer to Refused To Submit To A Test.
owi-dui.com can help
If you have been charged with a subsequent operating under the influence offense - commonly referred to as a DUI, or OWI under Wisconsin law - there is hope for having the charge reduced, possibly even having it dismissed. While there are no guarantees, you will find some of the most experienced and knowledgeable criminal and drunk driving defense attorneys available in the state of Wisconsin listed on this website. Attorney, who authored the original mastery on Challenging Prior Operating Under The Influence Convictions provides the article above to demonstrate her legal expertise in the area of OWI defense. Attorney Wood is well regarded as Wisconsin's foremost authority on drunk driving laws and defenses.
Important notation: The judicial system may seem to work very slowly, but when you are person being charged, please don't make the mistake of assuming it will move slowly to take action with you. The wheels of justice have a way of speedily hurrying towards anyone charged with a drunk driving offense. You should seek the advice of one of the highly qualified attorneys on this site as soon as possible.
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