Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Blog

What You Should Do If Your Child Is Arrested

By Timothy Bussey on December 31, 2017

We at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., cannot stress this enough—if your child is arrested or contacted by police, call an experienced attorney immediately. The period right after arrest is vital for many reasons, including protecting your child from making harmful statements. The right attorney will know what to do to best protect your child while he or she is in the hands of the law. Read the rest »

Posted in: Juvenile Crime

Do I Have a Right to Refuse Field Sobriety Tests?

By Timothy Bussey on December 27, 2017

Americans are protected from unlawful search and seizure by the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and by Article II Section 7 of the Colorado Constitution. This essential right protects us all against arbitrary arrests, and forms the basis for the rules made regarding search warrants, stop-and-frisk, safety inspections, and other criminal issues. Read the rest »

Posted in: DUI Defense

How Long Can You Drive with a Broken Windshield in Colorado?

By Timothy Bussey on November 21, 2017

broken-glass-269716_1920It’s extremely frustrating when your car suffers a cracked windshield and, regardless of how it happened, getting a windshield replaced can be time-consuming and expensive.

In Colorado, the main culprits of cracked windshields are road “sand” and heavy commercial trucks, which kick up small rocks and other debris. If you have spent any amount of time driving through the state, you are probably familiar with this common hazard. Read the rest »

Posted in: Criminal Defense

Drugs in Your Car? That Could Be Possession

By Timothy Bussey on November 13, 2017

drugs-1728381_1920If police find drugs in your car, what happens? Regardless of whether they’re your drugs, in Colorado, they are now officially your problem. Read the rest »

Posted in: Drug Crimes

Is Underage Drinking Ever Allowed in Colorado?

By Timothy Bussey on November 1, 2017

party-1173651_1920In short, no and yes.

There are certain very specific situations in which there is an affirmative defense to a person under the age of 21 in Colorado drinking or possessing alcohol. This does not mean that the person is immune from prosecution, but he or she would have an affirmative defense at a trial. Outside of these situations, underage possession or consumption is a strict liability offense. C.R.S. 18-13-122(2)(b)(I). Read the rest »

What Should You Do If You’re Pulled Over by Police?

By Timothy Bussey on September 23, 2017

technology-2500010_1920Being pulled over by the police can be a highly stressful situation. Especially in the early moments; it may not even be clear why you are being contacted. The way in which you respond to the officer during a traffic stop can go a long way in protecting you, both during the initial interaction and in the case of future legal action. Read the rest »

Posted in: Criminal Defense

Red Light Cameras Returning to Colorado Springs?

By Timothy Bussey on September 16, 2017

the-stopper-2575843_1920It’s one thing to be pulled over for a traffic violation by a live police officer. We understand that they are expected to monitor Colorado streets for unsafe and illegal driving behavior, but we also know that there is a system in place to contest tickets that we believe might be in error. But with the possible return of red light cameras to Colorado Springs, many drivers have a lot of questions regarding what that means in terms of fairness and enforcement. Read the rest »

Posted in: Criminal Defense

Timothy Bussey Graduates from Acclaimed Trial Lawyer’s College

By Timothy Bussey on September 13, 2017

Timothy Bussey (L) with Gerry Spence (R), celebrated attorney and founder of the Trial Lawyer’s College.

Timothy Bussey (L) with Gerry Spence (R), celebrated attorney and founder of the Trial Lawyer’s College.

The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., has established itself as one of the preeminent criminal defense firms in Colorado. Founding attorney Timothy R. Bussey has enhanced the firm’s ability by adding credentials to his repertoire: being a graduate of Gerry Spence’s rigorous Trial Lawyer’s College. Read the rest »

Posted in: Firm News

The Facts on Repeat DUI and DUID Offenders in Colorado

By Timothy Bussey on September 9, 2017

drink-428319_1920Being accused of driving under the influence is an incredibly stressful ordeal. If, however, you have previously been convicted of driving under the influence or driving while ability impaired, you likely have a slew of questions about how your past may affect your future. Colorado has very strict laws and severe penalties for anyone convicted of impaired driving, and it is critical that you understand the charges against you and what can be done to protect your rights throughout this ordeal. Read the rest »

Posted in: DUI Defense

Can What You Say on Social Media Be Held Against You?

By Timothy Bussey on September 1, 2017

twitter-292994_1920With the recent explosion of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat, the ways in which we communicate with each other, both publicly and privately, are evolving. As is often the case with new technologies, our laws have not necessarily caught up and it’s unclear how to apply them. For example, can what you say on social media be used in a court of law? Read the rest »

Posted in: Criminal Defense

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