Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Blog

What You Need to Know About Synthetic Drugs

By Timothy Bussey on March 26, 2021

Synthetic drugs may sound safer than natural substances, such as cocaine and opium, but the truth is that these manmade drugs can pose a huge health risk to users. That is why the Colorado State government is eager to crack down on synthetic drug crimes, even if it means innocent people end up in jail.

Posted in: Drug Crimes

What Is a “Specific Intent” Crime?

By Timothy Bussey on March 19, 2021

All crimes in Colorado can be sorted into one of two groups: specific intent and general intent. Which you are being charged with will determine the kind of defense that your attorney should implement during your trial.

Posted in: Criminal Defense

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.

Posted in: DUI Defense

What You Need to Know About Sealing and Expungement in Colorado

By Timothy Bussey on March 1, 2021

A criminal record following you around can have a disastrous impact on your life. It can keep you from being employed, impact your ability to find an apartment, and even lower your chances of getting a loan from the bank. Thankfully, there are ways to get your record cleared; the two main ways being sealing and expungement.

But there are rules.

Posted in: Criminal Defense

Guns in Airports: The Penalties You May Face

By Timothy Bussey on February 22, 2021

In America, we enjoy the right to bear arms as protected under the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution. However, different states have different restrictions on where and when those firearms may be carried. In Colorado, for example, felons lose the right to own firearms upon conviction. However, there is one place even Coloradans who legally own a gun are not allowed to take their weapon: the security line in an airport.

Posted in: Criminal Defense

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.?

Posted in: DUI Defense

Timothy Bussey Named 2021 Top Attorney by Colorado Springs Style Magazine

By Timothy Bussey on January 21, 2021

The team at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. is incredibly proud to announce that our founder, Timothy Bussey, has been selected as a Colorado Springs 2021 Top Attorney by Colorado Springs Style Magazine. This will mark the seventh time Bussey has achieved this accolade, first being featured in the magazine in 2014. Tim Bussey achieved this award in two categories: DUI and Traffic Law.

Posted in: Firm News

After an Arrest: The First Steps

By Timothy Bussey on December 11, 2020

No one is prepared to be arrested. Most of us grow up assuming that we will never be on the wrong side of the law. After all, if you never break a law to begin with, how could be possibly be arrested? Sadly, police officers can make mistakes, and false allegations can be made. Even if you know that you are a law-abiding citizen, it is very possible you will be facing an arrest one day, and knowing what will happen can help you avoid getting into deeper trouble.

Posted in: Criminal Defense

What Are Your Miranda Rights?

By Timothy Bussey on December 2, 2020

Most of us have heard the Miranda Rights mentioned in TV shows and movies. They are often rattled off when the bad guy is finally caught and arrested at the end of the episode. However, few people know why officers are required to spout the Miranda Warning, let alone know what the Miranda rights actually are.

Well, the truth is that knowing your Miranda Rights could mean the difference between years behind bars and being allowed to walk free.

Posted in: Criminal Defense

The Consequences of Felony Charges

By Timothy Bussey on November 6, 2020

The word “felon” is often tossed around when talking about convicted criminals and the American prison complex. However, being convicted of a felony charge means so much more than many people may realize. Not only do you have to face a lengthy prison charge, but when you are finally released, your ability to live an average life will be greatly impacted by the loss of rights that all people convicted of a felony experience.

Posted in: Criminal Defense

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