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Second-Degree Kidnapping, Tampering and Harassment; Third-Degree Assault - Dismissed and Sealed

Client was charged with Second-Degree Kidnapping, Assault in the Third Degree, and Second-Degree Criminal Tampering and Harassment as the result of a domestic violence allegation. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., investigated the case and, upon reviewing the evidence, asserted self-defense. Ultimately this work led to the case being dismissed and sealed.

Driving Under the Influence and Careless Driving - Deferred Sentence

Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence and Careless Driving involving an accident. The car was found missing a tire as it was operated. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., reviewed the police report and the body camera footage. It was determined that the DUI Officer did not comply with Colorado’s express consent law, which led to the client receiving a one-year deferred sentence and avoiding jail time and a conviction.

Child Abuse - Dismissed and Sealed

Client was charged with Child Abuse. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., advocated for the client, reviewed the police reports, and fought for the client. The case was dismissed and sealed allowing the client to avoid a child abuse conviction.

Driving Under Revocation - Deferred Sentence

Client was charged with Driving Under Revocation after receiving a DUI. Client received a one-year deferred sentence to License for Driver’s required. This avoided statutory mandatory jail, a conviction, and a lengthy license revocation.

Careless Driving Causing Bodily Injury and Failure to Yield the Right of Way to a Pedestrian - Deferred Sentence

Client was charged with Careless Driving Causing Bodily Injury and Failure to Yield the Right of Way to a Pedestrian. The client was able to avoid a conviction and received a one-year deferred sentence to Careless Driving, and had no points report to her DMV record.

Driving on Roadways Laned for Traffic and Duty to Report Accidents - Deferred Sentence

Client was charged with a violation for Driving on Roadways Laned for Traffic and Duty to Report Accidents, a twelve-point violation. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., was able to obtain a nine-month deferred sentence to Duty to Report Accidents, avoiding a conviction, points being assessed to the client’s driver’s license, and jail time.

Driving Under the Influence, Driving with Excessive Alcohol Content, Possession of an Open Alcoholic Container in a Motor Vehicle, Careless Driving, Driving Under Restraint - Deferred Sentence and Some Counts Dismissed

Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence, Driving with Excessive Alcohol Content, Possession of an Open Alcoholic Container in a Motor Vehicle, Careless Driving, and Driving Under Restraint. A blood test showed a result of .130. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., reviewed the discovery and challenged the investigation. This led to the client prevailing at the Department of Motor Vehicles hearing. Further, the aggressive representation led to the client obtaining a twelve-month deferred sentence to Driving Under the Influence and the remaining counts being dismissed. The client never suffered a loss of license, jail time, nor a conviction.

Child Abuse - Dismissed and Sealed

Client was charged with child abuse for allegedly leaving their child unattended. This child abuse charge carried heavy consequences for the parent. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., through many months of dedicated work, obtained a dismissal for the client. The client’s case was dismissed, and the record was sealed.

Speeding Violation - Reduced to Zero-point Violation

Client was charged with a six-point speeding violation in Colorado Springs Municipal Court. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., was able have the charge reduced to Windows Unobstructed, a zero-point violation. No points were reported to the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Careless Driving - Deferred Sentence

Client drove into a ditch and was contacted by police. The police conducted an investigation, establishing probable cause for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Careless Driving. A blood test showed a result a BAC of .256. The police report and laboratory documentation did not disclose any anomalies in the blood alcohol test. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., reviewed the case and discovered that the blood test tubes that were used were expired which compromised the test results. The client received a one-year deferred sentence which avoided jail and a conviction.

Driving Under the Influence - Dismissed and Sealed

Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence in two different counties on two different occasions. The allegation included bad driving with one of the allegations asserting that the client struck a police patrol car. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., spent hours reviewing both cases and ultimately challenged the cases concerning the mental state of the client. After obtaining professional opinions and presenting the information to the prosecutors both cases were dismissed and sealed. The client now has no record concerning these cases.

Careless Driving Causing an Accident - Deferred Sentence

Client was charged with Careless Driving Causing an Accident. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., was able to obtain a one-year deferred sentence avoiding a conviction and points being reported to the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles.

Speeding - Reduced to a Zero-point Violation

Client was charged with a six-point speeding violation in Colorado Springs Municipal Court. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., advocated for the client and had the charge reduced to Windows Unobstructed, a zero-point violation. No points were reported to the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles.

Felony Menacing - Dismissed and Sealed

Client was involved in what was described as a road rage incident. This led to the client being forced to defend himself while being threatened. Client was charged with felony Menacing, a class 5 felony. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., analyzed the case and the allegations. Self-defense was asserted, as the client was threatened and needed to produce his weapon in defense. Through aggressive and knowledgeable representation, The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., was able to have the case dismissed and sealed. The client served no jail time and now has no record.

Accident Involving Damage, Duty to Report Accidents, Careless Driving Involving an Accident, and Driving on Roadways Laned for Traffic - Deferred Sentence

Client was charged with Accident Involving Damage, a twelve-point violation, Duty to Report Accidents, a twelve-point violation, Careless Driving Involving an Accident, a four-point violation, and Driving on Roadways Laned for Traffic, a three point violation. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., was retained and went into action. Ultimately, the client received a one-year deferred sentence to Careless Driving. The client was charged with a total of thirty-one points and ultimately, as a result of a string defense effort had zero points reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Careless Driving Approaching a Construction Zone - Dismissed

Client was charged with Careless Driving Approaching a Construction Zone. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., challenged the case which was ultimately dismissed.

Deferred Sentence for a Felony Sexual Offense - Records Sealed

Client had previously entered a deferred sentence for a felony sexual offense. The client successfully completed the deferred sentence and The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., advocated to have the records sealed. After a hearing the Court allowed the records to be sealed.

DUI - Dismissed and Sealed

Client was charged with a DUI and submitted to a test resulting in a blood alcohol concentration of a .145. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., challenged the police investigation. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., prevailed at the Department of Motor Vehicles Hearing on the basis that there was no probable cause for arrest. Further, The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., continued to press on and ultimately had the case dismissed. The client never suffered a license revocation, and the case was dismissed and sealed.

DUI with Accident - Deferred Sentence

Client was involved in an automobile accident and charged with a DUI. The client ultimately refused a chemical test. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., challenged the police field sobriety results which led to a one-year deferred sentence to Driving Under the Influence. The client did not suffer a conviction, there was no jail time, and no points were reported to the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles.

Speeding - Dismissed

Client was charged with a six-point speeding ticket in the Colorado Springs Municipal Court. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., was able to obtain a dismissal of the case.

Assault in the Second Degree, Assault in the Third Degree, and Harassment - Dismissed and Sealed

Client was charged with Assault in the Second Degree, a class four felony, Assault in the Third Degree, a class one misdemeanor, and Harassment, a class three misdemeanor as the result of a domestic violence allegation. The felony involved an allegation of choking. Self-defense was asserted. Further, The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., interviewed witnesses on the case which ultimately led to the dismissal of the case against the client. This was a career saving dismissal as the client was active-duty military. The case was then sealed.

Assault in the Third Degree - Dismissed and Sealed

Client was charged with Assault in the Third Degree, a class three misdemeanor. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., set the matter for jury trial and the case was ultimately dismissed and sealed. The client, who was on felony probation, was not revoked and avoided jail time.

DUI with Accident - Deferred Sentence

Client was involved in accident. Officers arrested the client and the client submitted to a blood test that had a BAC result of .201. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., challenged the investigation and the advisement given by police. The case was set for a motions hearing and the blood was suppressed by the judge. The client entered into a twelve-month deferred sentence, avoiding jail and a conviction. The disposition stipulated that the client could close and seal his record if after six months if he completes all of the conditions of the deferred sentence.

Third-Degree Assault - Dismissed

Client was charged with assaulting a coworker. The prosecutor was seeking a guilty plea. Through our persistence and dedication fighting for the client, the case was eventually dismissed.

Financial Fraud and Theft Felony - Evidence Suppressed - Dismissed

Client was charged with theft and financial fraud and implicated in an international fraud scheme. The case was a white-collar crime and was investigated by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Homeland Security and prosecuted by the District Attorney's Economic Crime Division. The district attorney insisted that the client plead guilty and the case proceeded to litigation. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., filed a Motion to Suppress evidence based upon an illegal search. The court found that the search was illegal and suppressed the majority of the prosecution's case. The case was subsequently dismissed by the District Attorney's Office.

Driving Under the Influence - Dismissed

Client was charged with a DUI after being involved in a motorcycle accident. The case was scheduled for a motions hearing and trial and ultimately dismissed.

Second-Degree Burglary Felony - Dismissed

Client was accused of Second-Degree Burglary. The case was set for trial. The prosecution was unable to proceed and the case was dismissed.

First-Degree Assault Felony - Reduced to Third-Degree Assault/No Jail

Client was accused of causing serious bodily injury with a deadly weapon. The client was charged with First-Degree Criminal Assault, which is a crime of violence and caused the client to face 10-32 years in prison. The district attorney insisted that the client plead guilty to a felony with exposure to prison. The case was set for trial and proceeded into litigation. The charges were ultimately reduced to a misdemeanor Third-Degree Assault and the client received no jail.

Driving Under the Influence - Not Guilty at Trial

The client was charged with Driving Under the Influence. The officer made contact with the client late at night and observed indicia of intoxication, including noting that the client had vomit on his shoe. The case proceeded to trial and the jury found the client not guilty of Driving Under the Influence.

Criminal Mischief - Dismissed

Client was charged with felony Criminal Mischief/Domestic Violence. The victim alleged that the client had broken in and stolen items. The district attorney offered a plea to a felony, which was refused, and the case was set for trial. Investigation revealed holes in the victim's story. The case was dismissed on the day of trial. The client was able to keep his employment.

Illegal Discharge of a Weapon - Dismissed

Client was charged with illegal discharge of a weapon in the city. A review of the city ordinance revealed a legal defense. The case was dismissed.

Driving Under the Influence - Dismissed

Client was charged with DUI, Careless Driving, and Failure to Notify Police after an accident. Case was set for motions and trial. Client entered a plea of Reckless Driving, and all remaining charges were dismissed.

Driving Under the Influence - Deferred Sentence

Client was charged with DUI, Obstructing a Peace Officer, and Failure to Stop at a traffic signal. The client received a deferred sentence to Reckless Driving. The remaining charges were dismissed.

Third-Degree Assault - Dismissed

Client was charged with Assault in the Third Degree and Harassment as the result of a domestic violence allegation. The case was dismissed.

Manslaughter - Not Guilty at Trial

Client was driving into a convenience store parking lot and ran over a pedestrian, who died from the impact. The district attorney offered a plea bargain to the charge, which our client refused. The case proceeded to a jury trial, and client was found not guilty.

Driving Under the Influence - Dismissed

Client was charged with DUI, Careless Driving, and Making a False Report to authorities. The case was set for trial when the client pled guilty to the lesser charge of Careless Driving. The DUI and False Reporting charges were dismissed.

False Imprisonment - Dismissed

Client was accused of false imprisonment, but we got the case dismissed.

Driving Under the Influence - Not Guilty at Trial

Client was charged with DUI, Failure to Use Turn Signals, and Failure to Drive in a Single Lane. The client had failed roadside tests and submitted a blood alcohol level of .137%. The case proceeded to jury trial, and client was found not guilty of DUI by the jury.

Class 3 Felony Sexual Assault - Dismissed and Sealed

Client was charged with a Class 3 felony Sexual Assault, which carried a potential life sentence. The case proceeded to a lengthy jury trial, where the client was ultimately found not guilty. The case was dismissed and sealed.

Driving Under the Influence - Not Guilty at Trial

Client was charged with DUI and Speeding. A Colorado Springs Police Detective Sergeant conducted the DUI investigation and observed vomit on our client at time of arrest. The case proceeded to a jury trial. The client was found not guilty of DUI, but guilty of Speeding.

First-Degree Assault - Reduced to Misdemeanor/No Jail

Client faced 10-30 years in prison for First-Degree Assault. Just before going to jury trial, the client received a misdemeanor plea with no jail, and felony Crime of Violence counts were dismissed.

Driving While Ability Impaired - Deferred Sentence

Client charged with DWAI; received a deferred sentence to Reckless Driving.

Driving Under the Influence, Resisting Arrest - Deferred Sentence/Dismissed

Client was charged with DUI, Resisting Arrest, and Driving Without a Valid Driver's License. Client entered a plea for deferred sentence to Reckless Driving. Remaining counts dismissed.

Possession of Weapon, Theft, False Imprisonment - Dismissed

Client was charged with Possession of a Weapon by a previous offender, Obstruction of Telephone Service, Theft, and False Imprisonment. The entire case was dismissed.

Third-Degree Assault - Dismissed

Client was charged with Assault in the Third Degree and Harassment as a result of a domestic violence incident. Case dismissed.

First-Degree Domestic Violence Assault - Deferred Sentence/No Jail

Client charged with a Domestic Violence Assault in the First Degree, carrying a potential prison sentence. The client received a two-year deferred sentence to Menacing, a Class 5 felony with no jail.

Computer Crimes, Theft, Fraud by Check - Evidence Suppressed - Dismissed

Client was charged with Computer Crimes, Theft, and Fraud by Check. The client faced multiple felony charges as a result of these white-collar crime allegations. Case was set for trial. Our pretrial Motion to Suppress was granted because of an illegal search of the client's bank records. The case and all charges were dismissed.

Driving Under the Influence - Dismissed and Sealed

Client was a previous offender charged with DUI and facing mandatory jail. Case proceeded to pretrial motions, but it was dismissed for lack of reasonable suspicion. Case was sealed.

Driving Under the Influence with Accident - Dismissed

Client was involved in a traffic accident. Officers observed signs of intoxication and client failed sobriety tests. He submitted to a blood test with a result of .243% BAC. DUI charges were dismissed; client was only found guilty of Careless Driving.

Driving Under the Influence with Accident - Dismissed

Client charged with DUI and Careless Driving after being involved in a traffic accident. Client admitted to consuming alcohol but refused a chemical test. DUI charge dismissed; client found guilty of Careless Driving.

Obstructing a Peace Officer - Dismissed

Client charged with Obstructing a Peace Officer after fighting with police officers in performance of their duties. Case dismissed.

Driving Under the Influence - Dismissed

Client charged with DUI. Our Motion to Dismiss challenged the police officers' failure to allow another breath test, and it was granted. Case dismissed.

Driving Under the Influence with Accident - Deferred Sentence

Client was charged with DUI, Careless Driving, and Driving Without a Valid License after a serious accident on I-25. DUI charge was deferred sentence to DWAI; remaining charges were dismissed.

Third-Degree Assault, Felony Menacing - Dismissed and Sealed

Client charged with felony Menacing, Assault in the Third Degree, and Harassment. Case dismissed and sealed.

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