Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Lawyers
Facing criminal charges, regardless of the alleged crime or your criminal history, can completely disrupt your life. You may have to miss work while being held in custody, pay steep fines, or lose privileges, such as your driver's license. The results of a conviction can be life-changing if you are sentenced to jail.
That's why you need an experienced and aggressive attorney at your side from the very beginning to protect your rights and help you fight for the best possible outcome. Contact a Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. for a FREE consultation to learn more about how we may be able to protect you against prosecution.
If you didn’t commit a crime, it should be easy to prove your innocence. Unfortunately, the justice system doesn’t always work that way. The prosecution will throw everything they can at you, and they do not care if it ruins your reputation, relationships, or life. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney and you need one the moment you are arrested.
A defendant with an attorney present at their very first court appearance is 2.5 times more likely to be released on bail. They are also 4.5 times more likely to have that bail be significantly lowered. Most importantly, the defendant’s chances of serving less to no jail time can skyrocket.
Attorneys also bring a wealth of experience, knowledge, and connections. A good attorney will start working your case immediately, rather than waiting until trial. They’ll interview witnesses, compile evidence, and figure out what the best defense will be. None of which you can do from jail.
The court processes and the minutiae of criminal law can be overwhelming. That’s okay, it isn’t your job to know how to defend yourself. A skilled criminal defense attorney will have the experience and knowledge your need to help get you the best possible outcome for your case.
If you have been arrested, you may feel overwhelmed and intimidated, especially if you have been interviewed or interrogated by police. Unfortunately, even false accusations can lead to a conviction if the accused does not take action as soon as possible.
Our accomplished legal team represents clients facing a wide range of criminal charges, including:
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Drug use (possession and distribution)
- Sexual assault
- Sexual assault on a child
If you or someone you care about has been accused of a crime, stay calm and contact a defense lawyer to help you understand the charges against you and to immediately begin building a strong legal defense on your behalf. Your reputation and future rely on the choices you make right now. Defense lawyer Timothy Bussey will work diligently to get you the best results possible for your circumstances.
The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. has a proven track record that spans years. With experienced trial attorneys like Timothy Bussey at the helm, it’s no wonder we routinely get positive results for our clients. We fight hard and put our clients first. If you need some evidence, here are a few of our case results.
First-Degree Assault Felony – Reduced
Our client was accused of inflicting severe injuries with a deadly weapon. They were charged with First-Degree Criminal Assault. This meant that they were facing 10-32 years in prison if convicted. The district attorney tried to insist that our client plead guilty to the felony with exposure to prison. Thanks to our determination and fight, the charges were reduced to a misdemeanor Third-Degree Assault, and our client received no jail time.
Driving Under the Influence - Not Guilty
After failing roadside tests and submitting a blood alcohol level of .137%, our client was charged with DUI, Failure to Use Turn Signals, and Failure to Drive in a Sigle Lane. After a hard-fought trial, our client was ultimately found not guilty of DUI by the jury.
Obstructing a Peace Officer – Dismissed
Our client was charged with Obstructing a Peace Officer after getting into a fight with police officers in the performance of their duties. After hiring us, we were able to get our client’s case dismissed.
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When a person is arrested or convicted in Colorado, it goes on their criminal record. Sealing a criminal record in Colorado will hide your records from public view. Sealing your records will enhance your employment prospects.
Although Colorado is a “Ban the Box” state where employers aren’t allowed to force applicants to disclose a criminal record on an initial job application, employers can still check your criminal history at any time. And you may also be disqualified from getting a professional license in Colorado for having a felony conviction.
The record sealing process in Colorado involves filing a petition with the court and paying a filing fee. Then you or your lawyer must convince the court to seal the record.
For arrests on or after January 1,2022, The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will automatically seal a person’s arrest record when no criminal charges have been filed within a year of the arrest.
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