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A home intruder is everyone’s worst nightmare. The home is where we feel the safest, where we can relax, knowing that we are protected by four strong walls and a locked door. But an intruder can shatter that sense of safety in a heartbeat. This is why the right to defend your home, otherwise known as the “Make My Day” law, is such an important one in Colorado.
In the state of Colorado, everyone has the right to use deadly force against an unlawful intruder who intends to commit a crime, as written in 18-1-704.5, C.R.S. So, when our client, Mr. Rau, went into his basement only to find an aggressive intruder, he shot and killed the intruder, exercising his right to defend his home. Read the rest »
The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., has been a leader in innovative trial tactics for many years. Timothy Bussey, the CEO and founder, is recognized nationally as a top trial attorney. Mr. Bussey is frequently requested to speak at seminars concerning trial advocacy and trial tactics throughout the country. Read the rest »
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 »
The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., has established itself as one of the preeminent criminal defense firms in Colorado. Founding attorney Timothy R. Bussey has enhanced the firm’s ability by adding credentials to his repertoire: being a graduate of Gerry Spence’s rigorous Trial Lawyer’s College. Read the rest »
Every year that the Colorado Springs Style Magazine has conducted a poll of local attorneys, Colorado Springs attorney Timothy R. Bussey has been voted a Top Attorney by his peers in the legal profession. Mr. Bussey has been awarded the honor of Top Attorney in two separate categories in 2017, both DUI defense and criminal defense areas of practice. These high honors are the result of opinions registered by the approximate 1,100 licensed attorneys currently operating in El Paso County who were invited to participate in the survey. Once nominated, each attorney was carefully evaluated on the basis of legitimacy of license, survey results, and their contemporary standing within the legal community. No attorneys, of any kind, were allowed to pay to be included in this elite group.
For over three decades the Bussey Law Firm, P.C. has served the Colorado Springs area and the surrounding region by providing dedicated and outstanding representation to people in need of a strong criminal defense. However, the firm’s story extends well beyond the Colorado border. Read the rest »
Timothy Bussey recently received another title to add to his list of notable credentials. On April 25, 2015, the Colorado attorney obtained The ACS Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation as recognized by the Chemistry and Law Division of the American Chemical Society – an exclusive achievement reserved for attorneys who successfully complete a number of specific hands-on courses in forensic science. Mr. Bussey is currently the only Colorado lawyer to earn this title.
Requirements for the ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation include:
- Completing an ACS Forensic Chromatography class twice, which includes DUI ethanol based analysis
- Completing the ACS Solid Drug Dose (Forensic Drug Analysis) class
- Completing the ACS Forensic DUID (Forensic Principles of DUID) class
- Successful completion of a proficiency and knowledge examination based on the courses
Mr. Bussey’s dedication to using true scientific results and evidence in his legal practice has earned him a strong reputation in the field of DUI Law already, having exposed issues in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Crime Laboratory’s blood alcohol tests that produced false positives and unfair criminal charges. In completing the American Chemical Society’s Forensic Lawyer-Scientist program, Mr. Bussey strengthens his ability to use legitimate scientific evidence in the pursuit of justice for his clients.
By bringing forensic evidence into the courtroom, whether handling a personal injury claim or criminal defense case, Mr. Bussey takes every effort to let the facts speak for themselves, ensuring that his clients achieve fair and just outcomes.
For a free and confidential consultation, give The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. a call at (719) 475-2555 or send us a message online. Our legal team is ready to help you.
Trial lawyer Timothy R. Bussey is honored to be selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers for the fourth consecutive year in a row. He is featured in the 2015 Colorado issue of Super Lawyers Magazine – an exclusive listing of only the best rated and peer recognized attorneys in the United States. Only five percent of those who qualify are chosen each year in each state, following a thorough process of evaluation that includes peer reviews, nominations, and independent research.
Mr. Bussey’s feature in the prestigious listing highlights his 23 years of experience and success in defending individuals accused of crimes. His consistent results in burglary, white collar crime, DUI, and unlawful sexual conduct cases, to name only a few, have earned him membership in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and the AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Read the rest »
Criminal Defense Attorney Timothy Bussey Made Faculty Member of the National College of DUI Defense Foundation, Inc.
As an accomplished criminal defense attorney, a nationally published author, and a highly requested speaker in DUI defense law, Timothy Bussey of the Bussey Law Firm is proud to have become a faculty member of the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD).
Since 2006, Mr. Bussey has been an active member and Colorado State Delegate in the NCDD, which is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that strives to ensure that anyone accused of driving under the influence in the U.S. receives the effective legal assistance s/he needs, while also providing a valuable resource for practicing attorneys and public defenders. The NCDD is the only organization in the United States to be recognized by the American Bar Association and accredited to certify attorneys in the DUI Defense Law specialty area. Read the rest »