Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Blog

Can You Bring Marijuana on Colorado Campuses?

By Timothy Bussey on March 30, 2018

For college students, campus plays a big role in their day-to-day lives as they work towards their degrees and establish a social life. While universities are given some latitude regarding the rules they establish for students, ultimately, everyone must follow all applicable local, state, and federal laws while on campus.

Since recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado, one of the most frequent questions we get is whether it’s legal to consume cannabis on college campuses if you are over 21. Can universities create policies that differ from the state law? Read the rest »

Posted in: Drug Crimes

St. Patrick’s Day and Drunk Driving

By Timothy Bussey on March 13, 2018

Few holidays are as directly associated with alcohol as St. Patrick’s Day. A combination of parades, parties, and public celebrations are on display throughout cities around the country. In conjunction with official celebrations, bars and restaurants brace for extra business while putting on their own special events. While much about St. Patrick’s Day is a good-natured celebration of shared heritage, there is nothing to revel in regarding the uptick in drunk driving arrests on March 17th. Read the rest »

Posted in: DUI Defense

Timothy Bussey Named Top Attorney by Colorado Springs Style Magazine

By Timothy Bussey on February 25, 2018

The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., is proud to share that lead attorney Timothy R. Bussey has been selected as one of the 2018 Top Attorneys in the latest issue of Colorado Springs Style. He was named a Top Attorney for both Criminal Law and DUI Law. The recognition is a testament to the high standards and professionalism that Timothy Bussey showcases every day as part of his commitment to protecting Colorado Springs citizens from suffering injustices. Read the rest »

Posted in: Firm News

Trying to Get Back with Your Ex for Valentine’s Day?

By Timothy Bussey on February 12, 2018

Pop culture tells us that Valentine’s Day is a time for love, from romantic first dates to the rekindling of old flames. Unfortunately, for many people it can be a painful reminder of a relationship gone bad and ended through a difficult breakup. You might be tempted to reach out to your ex or make a grand gesture to try and win them back.

That’s all well and good…unless you’ve had a protection order issued against you. Read the rest »

Posted in: Domestic Violence

Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs…Yes, It’s Still DUI

By Timothy Bussey on February 8, 2018

Most of us are quite familiar with the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or illegal narcotics. However, many people believe that if someone is taking prescription medication then he or she cannot be arrested for DUI. Those people are wrong! Read the rest »

Posted in: Drug Crimes

Super Bowl Celebrations Lead to DUI Frustrations

By Timothy Bussey on January 29, 2018

Colorado is a football state. Even after a forgettable Broncos season, the Super Bowl is an unofficial national holiday. All over the state Coloradans will be hosting Super Bowl parties to watch and celebrate the big game with family, friends, food, and plenty of alcohol. Read the rest »

Posted in: DUI Defense

What Should You Do If You’ve Been Accused of Vehicular Assault?

By Timothy Bussey on January 23, 2018

You need to take immediate action! Vehicular assault is a heavily prosecuted crime in Colorado and, often times, defendants face steep penalties, including potential mandatory sentencing and a loss of driving privileges before a conviction even occurs. Read the rest »

Posted in: DUI Defense

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

What Does an “Express Consent License Revocation” Mean?

By Timothy Bussey on December 12, 2017

If you have been accused of driving while under the influence of alcohol, then you probably have already been confronted by the confusing process of an Express Consent (EC) license revocation. In Colorado, the Express Consent Law requires any person to cooperate in the taking and completing of a chemical test if a police officer has probable cause to believe the person is driving under the influence or his ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired because of alcohol, drugs or both. Read the rest »

Posted in: DUI Defense

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