Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Blog

How to Seal a Criminal Record

By Timothy Bussey on October 30, 2019

In the age of the internet, your private affairs and information are more public than ever. And it’s only getting worse. Particularly bothersome is the public’s ability to locate and retrieve criminal records. If you have applied for school, a job, or even a volunteer position recently, you certainly know that businesses can and do run criminal background checks. Read the rest »

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A Primer on Identity Theft & Fraud

By Timothy Bussey on October 29, 2019

In Colorado, a range of illegal actions can lead to a fraud charge. Fraud is considered a “white-collar crime,” which is defined as an act of deception to secure unlawful or unfair financial or personal gain. A fraudulent act can lead to both criminal and civil charges. In cases of high-value losses, the damaged party may have the right to seek restitution through civil court. Read the rest »

Posted in: Theft Crimes

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 »

Posted in: DUI Defense

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 »

Posted in: DUI Defense

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 »

Posted in: DUI Defense

April 20th Is Coming Up – Are You Prepared to Be Pulled Over for Drugged Driving?

By Timothy Bussey on April 15, 2019

April 20th is fast approaching. To most people, this is just another day. But for a certain segment of the population that enjoys recreational cannabis, 4/20 has a special significance. There has been a long tradition of associating cannabis with the number 420, so there will be many celebrations and events on that day. If you’re unfamiliar, a good analogy is the increase in alcohol consumption on St. Patrick’s Day. Read the rest »

Posted in: Drug Crimes

Understanding the Colorado Probation System: The Basics

By Timothy Bussey on April 6, 2019

As an experienced Colorado probation violation attorney at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., Timothy Bussey understands the complexities of Colorado probation and its various programs. Mr. Bussey also knows that it can be confusing to keep track of the conditions of these programs. Many people assigned to probation commit violations without realizing it because they are not aware of or do not understand the conditions of their program. This is the first of a two-part article that will cover the basics of Colorado probation as well as the types of probation programs and their conditions. Read the rest »

Posted in: Booking

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 »

Posted in: DUI Defense

You Accidentally Brought a Gun to the Airport – What Now?

By Timothy Bussey on March 26, 2019

So you accidentally brought a gun to the airport, and it was discovered by the TSA or other airport authorities. What now? The first thing to note is that this happens to many people. While the number of guns discovered at airports is relatively rare compared to how many people own guns in the United States, firearm discoveries still occur every day. In fact, the number of firearm discoveries has been steadily increasing since 2005. Read the rest »

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