Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Blog

Can a DUI Effect Your Chances of Getting a Job?

By Timothy Bussey on October 25, 2022

If you are convicted of a DUI, it will likely influence your ability to get a job. Many employers will not hire someone with a DUI on their record, and even if they do, you may be required to disclose your conviction to potential employers. This can limit your job prospects and lead to you being passed over for positions you are otherwise qualified for. In some cases, a DUI conviction can also lead to the loss of your current job. If your job requires you to drive, a DUI may make you ineligible to continue working in that role. If you are convicted of a DUI, it is important to be honest about it with potential employers and to understand the potential implications of your conviction.

Posted in: DUI Defense

Court-Ordered Hair Sample Drug Tests in Colorado

By Timothy Bussey on September 5, 2022

Drug testing is a common condition of probation or parole. Some people on probation may be required to take weekly random drug tests. Hair follicle testing can detect drug consumption for up to 90 days.

A hair follicle drug test is a type of drug test that uses a small sample of hair to detect the presence of drugs in a person’s system. This drug test is often used to screen for illicit drugs, as it can provide a more accurate picture of drug use over an extended period. Hair follicle drug tests can detect the presence of drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, and opiates.

Posted in: Drug Crimes

Why Drug Crimes Are Sometimes Considered “Wobblers”

By Timothy Bussey on September 2, 2022

A wobbler refers to a drug offense that may be reduced from a serious class 4 felony to a level 1 misdemeanor. This reduction occurs when a defendant effectively completes probation or community corrections. Often referred to as a “wobbler offense,” these exist to enable offenders, often first-time offenders, to escape the significant penalties of a class 4 felony.

Posted in: Drug Crimes

Do I Need a Criminal Defense Attorney If I’m Pleading Guilty?

By Timothy Bussey on August 10, 2022

Pleading guilty does not prevent you from having to interact with the justice system altogether. Even if you plead guilty to a crime, it could benefit you greatly to have a criminal defense attorney to represent you in court. An experienced criminal defense attorney at the Bussey Law Firm, P.C., can help you understand the charges against you, the potential penalties you face, and the best way to proceed in your case. If you plead guilty, your attorney can negotiate with the prosecutor on your behalf to get a lighter sentence. You should always consult with an attorney before pleading guilty to a crime. Call (719) 475-2555 for an immediate consultation.

Posted in: Criminal Defense

Tips for Your First Court Appearance

By Timothy Bussey on August 1, 2022

The way that you conduct yourself in a court of law could make a big difference when the verdict and sentencing come around. Law professionals appreciate a sense of professionalism. This means that you should dress in a way that is respectful and conveys a sense of seriousness, be well-prepared and articulate when speaking to the judge or jury, and conduct yourself with dignity by maintaining a calm, peaceful demeanor throughout the proceedings.

Posted in: Criminal Defense

Should You Hire a Lawyer For a Colorado Speeding Ticket?

By Timothy Bussey on July 29, 2022

Getting a speeding ticket can be scary and frustrating. You might feel like you did not deserve the ticket, or you might be worried about your insurance premiums going up or your license being taken away if you have had other tickets. It can be difficult to handle a speeding ticket, no matter if it is your first or one of many that you have received.

How a DUI Can Affect Your Career

By Timothy Bussey on July 28, 2022

A DUI conviction can have devastating effects on your life, including possible jail time, probation, fines, and restrictions on your license. A conviction brings with it the requirement to take alcohol classes, complete an alcohol use evaluation, alcohol counseling, community service, and the completion of a Mothers Against Drunk Driving awareness class. On top of that, a DUI can gravely affect a person’s career.

Posted in: DUI Defense

Did the Police Violate My Miranda Rights During a DUI Investigation?

By Timothy Bussey on July 12, 2022

The Bussey Law Firm PC has a long history of successfully representing citizens accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Colorado. Over the years it has been common for clients to point out that during the stop and arrest, the police officer did not advise them of their Miranda rights. Let’s take a look at Miranda rights and Miranda violations in DUI investigations.

Posted in: Criminal Defense

Top Five Things to Do If You are Arrested For DUI

By Timothy Bussey on July 2, 2022

The Bussey Law Firm PC is a longtime top law firm in Colorado with great experience in defending those accused of driving under the influence. We are often asked, what can I do after I’ve been arrested for a DUI. Let’s go through what might be the top five things that you can do if you have been arrested for DUI:

Posted in: DUI Defense

Facing Charges Related to Fentanyl?

By Timothy Bussey on June 25, 2022

Fentanyl is an extremely powerful synthetic opioid that was developed to manage high levels of pain in medical patients. However, it has also become a recreational drug that is not used for pain management. Fentanyl’s popularity rests in it taking very little of the substance to obtain a high.

Adding to the fentanyl crisis is the fact that numerous other drugs such as heroin and MDMA are being cut with fentanyl to increase the potency of the high, leading to many people unintentionally ingesting the drug. It is a dangerous problem that is putting many lives at risk.

Posted in: Drug Crimes

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