Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Blog

Understanding the Make My Day Law

By Timothy Bussey on April 30, 2021

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.

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Posted in: Violent Crimes

When DUIs and Child Endangerment Mix

By Timothy Bussey on April 12, 2021

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.

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Posted in: DUI Defense

Why Is My DUI a Felony?

By Timothy Bussey on April 9, 2021

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?

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Posted in: DUI Defense

Know Your Rights During a Pullover

By Timothy Bussey on April 2, 2021

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.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

What You Need to Know About Synthetic Drugs

By Timothy Bussey on March 26, 2021

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.

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Posted in: Drug Crimes

What Is a “Specific Intent” Crime?

By Timothy Bussey on March 19, 2021

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.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

Colorado Roadside Tests: What to Expect

By Timothy Bussey on March 12, 2021

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.

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Posted in: DUI Defense

What You Need to Know About Sealing and Expungement in Colorado

By Timothy Bussey on March 1, 2021

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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Posted in: Criminal Defense

Guns in Airports: The Penalties You May Face

By Timothy Bussey on February 22, 2021

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 »

Posted in: Criminal Defense

Why Hire the Bussey Law Firm P.C. For Your DUI?

By Timothy Bussey on February 16, 2021

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 »

Posted in: DUI Defense

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