Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Blog
Unlike many other appointments in our day-to-day lives, court appearances are scheduled based on the court’s schedule, with little regard for a defendant’s personal schedule. Although it can be an inconvenience for those who have work or children, it is of utmost importance to comply with scheduled court appearances. Read the rest »
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 »
Being charged with a crime of violence in Colorado is a serious matter—you are facing mandatory prison time.
If you are convicted of a felony crime in the state of Colorado, the presiding judge has three sentencing options: probation, community corrections, or incarceration. However, if the felony you’re charged with is designated a “Crime of Violence,” the judge has no choice but to send you to prison. Read the rest »
As a teenager, you may remember asking someone over 21 years of age to purchase alcohol on your behalf. Or in college, maybe you bought a six-pack for your 20-year-old friends. Or perhaps you have been to parties where adults allowed minors to consume alcoholic drinks. Read the rest »
Colorado has some of the most onerous domestic violence penalties in the country. While many domestic violence cases are charged as misdemeanors, no one should think that such a charge is a minor event. The consequences of even a deferred judgment can be overwhelming. Read the rest »
Extortion is a word we hear a lot in the movies, particularly those that involve the Mafia, but many people aren’t sure about its actual meaning. Other names for it include shakedown, outwrestling, exaction, or a protection racket. In the legal sense, extortion is defined as obtaining money, property, or services from an individual or business through the act of coercion, typically involving the threat of violence or property damage. Read the rest »
During the last ten years, the public has become fascinated with forensic science. Crime shows like CSI and Law & Order have glamorized the profession. Enrollment in degree programs in forensic science is on the rise. High schools offer electives in forensic science and your child can even take crime scene investigation summer camp.
Crime labs are an important part of our judicial process. Their purpose is to scientifically analyze and preserve evidence of crimes. Done right, forensic scientists help exclude the innocent and convict the guilty. Done wrong, innocent people are convicted of crimes they didn’t commit. Read the rest »
In Colorado, sentences for adult sexual offense crimes vary greatly depending on the specific facts of the case. Was force used? Was the actor in a position of authority over the victim? Or, was the victim incapable of appraising the situation? These are just some of the circumstances that can have a great effect on an actor’s sentence if found guilty of a sexual offense in Colorado. Read the rest »
If you’ve been accused of a crime, you may think that the only thing you need to worry about is whether you’re being charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, and how long the sentence is.
But Colorado makes many distinctions that affect how you are charged, so that two people suspected of the same crime may be prosecuted in very different ways. 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 »