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If You Don’t Party Sensibly at Prom, You May End Up with a DUI

By Timothy Bussey on April 2, 2019

Spring is a busy time for high schoolers, starting with prom and going all the way through graduation. Let’s not forget spring break, either. For those looking to get into trouble, there are plenty of opportunities. The local and state police know all about this time of year, and they will be actively looking for teenagers who are breaking the law. Read the rest »

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What Can Happen If I’m Caught Driving Under License Suspension?

By Timothy Bussey on December 26, 2018

The penalties for driving with a suspended license in Colorado can be quite severe, including fines, jail time, and further suspension of your license.

These depend on the reason your license was suspended in the first place, as well as how many times you have committed this offense. In any DUR situation, an experienced criminal defense attorney can help minimize your punishment. For specifics to your own situation, please call The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., for a free consultation. Read the rest »

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Colorado DUIs Surge Every Holiday Season

By Timothy Bussey on November 14, 2018

The holidays are when families come together and celebrate. Many people travel great distances to visit loved ones and share the spirit of giving. No one wants to worry about drunk driving. Read the rest »

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How Common Are Memorial Day DUIs?

By Timothy Bussey on May 8, 2018

Memorial Day weekend is a time for families and friends to come together and celebrate. Spring has fully arrived, and the extra day off allows Colorado residents to take a long weekend and visit vacation spots throughout the state.

But be warned: if you will be hitting the road this Memorial Day, you need to be on alert. Police and highway patrol will be out in large numbers looking for drunk drivers. Read the rest »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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