Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Blog
Here in Colorado, homeowners deserve the right to feel safe in their homes and to protect their family and property when someone threatens them. The Make My Day law grants homeowners legal immunity when they are threatened in a burglary or home invasion and respond accordingly. Depending on the nature of your case, this law may be key in keeping you out of jail.
It is the parents’ responsibility to provide their child with transportation. However, driving your kid to soccer practice could end with you being accused of child endangerment.
When you are charged with a DUI and your child was in the car, whether you were drinking or not, then you could be facing years, even decades, in prison.
Being charged with any crime is a nerve-racking experience, especially since it places your job, your reputation, and your relationship with your family on the line. However, there is nothing more gut-wrenching than finding out that your crime is a felony and that you may spending the next decade in prison.
But why would being arrested for DUI lead to a class 4 felony conviction?
Seeing those red-and-blue lights in your rearview mirror is more than enough to make anyone nervous. However, while it may seem as though the police have the right to walk all over you, you should keep in mind that you have rights, too. Knowing these rights may help you from incriminating yourself during a pullover in Colorado.
Synthetic drugs may sound safer than natural substances, such as cocaine and opium, but the truth is that these manmade drugs can pose a huge health risk to users. That is why the Colorado State government is eager to crack down on synthetic drug crimes, even if it means innocent people end up in jail.
All crimes in Colorado can be sorted into one of two groups: specific intent and general intent. Which you are being charged with will determine the kind of defense that your attorney should implement during your trial.
After being pulled over, you will likely experience an explosion of nerves. What did you do wrong? Will you get a ticket? Even worse, will you get arrested?
Well, if you have been pulled over for a potential DUI, then knowing the kinds of roadside tests you will be expected to perform may help you calm those nerves and pass those tests. However, you should also know which tests you can refuse to take by law.
A criminal record following you around can have a disastrous impact on your life. It can keep you from being employed, impact your ability to find an apartment, and even lower your chances of getting a loan from the bank. Thankfully, there are ways to get your record cleared; the two main ways being sealing and expungement.
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In America, we enjoy the right to bear arms as protected under the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution. However, different states have different restrictions on where and when those firearms may be carried. In Colorado, for example, felons lose the right to own firearms upon conviction. However, there is one place even Coloradans who legally own a gun are not allowed to take their weapon: the security line in an airport. Read the rest »
Search the internet for a DUI attorney in Colorado and you will literally find hundreds of firms claiming to be the right match for you. Which brings us to the question presented; why hire The Bussey Law Firm P.C.? Read the rest »