Colorado Springs School Zone Crime Attorneys
If you have recently been charged with a crime committed in what is known as a "school zone" we highly recommend contacting the criminal defense attorneys at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. at your earliest convenience. In Colorado Springs police and prosecutors waste little time in handing down the harshest punishments against those who commit crimes on, or around, school zones. You will need comprehensive and knowledgeable representation to successfully fight the charges with which you have been accused. Call (719) 475-2555 and schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
Don't wait for the state to build their case before you retain legal representation. Whether you have been charged with a gun, drug or sex crime, the added school zone offense will leave little room for negotiation. But you have the right to fair trial and competent counsel. Let the criminal defense team at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. help you face these charges. Your undoubtedly have a number of defense options – let us help you utilize them in the most effective way possible. Together we can help you build a superior defense that can fend off these accusations and preserve your freedoms.
As drug and gun crimes began to dramatically increase in the late 60s and early 70s, federal lawmakers sought to place a legal bubble around our nation's public spaces. Specifically, schools, libraries, parks and other such cultural spots. The idea was to ward off the ever-encroaching criminal element by increasing the severity of punishments for anyone caught committing a crime within the bubble. The Federal government established these "zones", but how they were policed and the extent of the punishments involved was handled by the individual states.
Today, it is widely understood that committing a crime within 1000 ft. of a school or 100 ft. of a bus stop in Colorado almost guarantees a stiffer punishment. Depending on the crime committed and the history of the offender, this sentence could be even doubled. However, questions have arisen in regards to Drug Free Zones and the legal use of marijuana in Colorado. Namely, how dispensaries are able to work within the 1000 ft. bubble and still remain on the right side of the law. Presently, these kinds of situations are being handled on a case-by-case basis and most certainly require the attention of a dedicated criminal defense attorney.
If you or a family member have been charged with a crime, committed within a school safety zone, it is critical you retain legal counsel as soon as possible. Depending on the charges, you could be facing serious jail time and fines in excess of thousands of dollars. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. has the experience, the resources and the tenacity to help you fight these charges, as well as any other violations that may accompany them. Contact our office today and schedule a free consultation with a member of our criminal defense team. The number to dial is (719) 475-2555.
- How Is a DUI/DWI in a School Zone Charged in Colorado?
- Can You Bring Marijuana on Colorado Campuses?
- Colorado Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Address Crime in Schools