Our Mission: To Empower, Educate, And Defend Those Charged With Criminal Offenses In Wisconsin And Achieve The Best Possible Outcome For Their Case.” – Tracey Wood

Stellar Case Results for Clients

Our firm is known for having cases reduced and dismissed. You deserve a future without a criminal record.

You Get A Team Of Attorneys

We have a team approach, which gives you access to all of the attorneys at the firm.
We pride ourselves on successful outcomes for cases that seem unwinnable.

Madison, WI Hate Crimes Lawyer

In Wisconsin, when a criminal act is designated as a hate crime, the charges and penalties increase. This is known as a “penalty enhancement.” As such, retaining an experienced defense lawyer is critical in arguing your case. A hate crime designation means the crime was committed for reasons of ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

At Tracey Wood & Associates, we know that simply because a crime is committed against a person(s) of an identifiable group, class or protected class, it does not make the case a hate crime.

Hate Crime Defense Strategies

When we represent a client accused of a hate crime, we believe no case is unwinnable. We research all aspects of the case to develop a sound defense. Some typical strategies include:

  • • Wrongful accusations – Proving you did not commit the accused act or that you have a reasonable alibi can exonerate your charges.
  • • Motive – The burden is on the prosecution to prove that your acts were based on bias. Proving that your actions were not hate-based could lessen your charges.
  • • Free speech – Arguing that your actions are protected by the First Amendment can be a strong defense in certain cases, especially if you did not threaten violence or if you did not act on a threat.

Why Us?

The attorneys at Tracey Wood & Associates believe our clients’ stories deserve to be heard in court. We investigate all aspects of a case to find the strongest defense strategies for our clients. Being charged with a hate crime is a serious offense with increased penalties, but your case is not hopeless.

Contact us today to schedule a free and no obligation review of your case. We can start planning your defense strategy today.

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