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When DUIs and Child Endangerment Mix

By Timothy Bussey on April 12, 2021

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.

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Why Is My DUI a Felony?

By Timothy Bussey on April 9, 2021

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?

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Colorado Roadside Tests: What to Expect

By Timothy Bussey on March 12, 2021

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.

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Why Hire the Bussey Law Firm P.C. For Your DUI?

By Timothy Bussey on February 16, 2021

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 »

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DUI and DMV Revocations in Colorado: Know Your Rights

By Timothy Bussey on April 28, 2020

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 »

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The Bussey Law Firm Wins A Decisive Victory at the Court Of Appeals

By Timothy Bussey on February 18, 2020

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 »

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More Than Just a Breathalyzer: How Does Law Enforcement Test for a DUI?

By Timothy Bussey on September 17, 2019

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 »

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What to Know About DUI Checkpoints This 4th of July

By Timothy Bussey on June 28, 2019

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 »

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Can You Refuse A DUI Test? Tim Bussey Gives Us the Answer

By Timothy Bussey on April 29, 2019

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 »

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Everything You Need to Know About Blood Testing from DUI Attorney Tim Bussey

By Timothy Bussey on April 21, 2019

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 »

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