DUI Defense | Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Blog
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?
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.
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 »
Being charged with a DUI can be a challenge. In Colorado, it can be more daunting than in most other states. Dealing with the criminal charge is just one part of the process. If you are charged with DUI, you will have to fight your case in court, but you will also have to fight the Colorado Department of Revenue to retain your license. Often, losing your license can cause you more problems than the outcome of the criminal case. This is a separate process apart from the criminal prosecution. This article focuses on the DMV aspect of a DUI charge. Read the rest »
The Bussey Law Firm PC is known nationally as a leader in litigation and innovative trial strategy. The Bussey Law Firm PC scored a major victory in the Colorado Court of Appeals when in prevailed in the case of Emmons v. Department of Revenue, 18CA1347. Read the rest »
If you are pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence in Colorado, the officer may ask you to take a preliminary breath test. At this stage, you have the legal right to refuse the breath test and any field sobriety tests without penalty. The preliminary breath test is one factor law enforcement uses to determine if there is probable cause to arrest you. If you are, in fact, arrested, you will be asked to take an evidentiary breath or blood test, in which case refusal will have severe penalties. Read the rest »
Over the past decade or so, DUI checkpoints have become more common across the United States. Since a 1990 ruling by the United States Supreme Court finding them constitutional (Michigan Dept. of State Police v. Sitz, 496 U.S. 444) many localities have taken advantage of this exception to the Fourth Amendment—the right to search and, potentially, seize. Read the rest »
Do I have the right to refuse a DUI test? Is a refusal the same as my “right to remain silent” or “plead the Fifth Amendment?” Will a refusal affect the penalties I will face, or the length of my license suspension? What options do I have when asked to take a blood alcohol test? These are questions DUI defense attorneys often hear. This is what Tim Bussey, a Colorado defense attorney with the ACS Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation, has to say. Read the rest »
Many people believe that a DUI blood test is infallible; and that by submitting to a blood test, you’re automatically convicted. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Colorado DUI attorney Tim Bussey explains the possible defense strategies that can be used against a blood test. Read the rest »