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Timothy Bussey

2. North Cascade Ave, Suite 711
Colorado Springs CO 80903
(719) 475-2555

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Law Offices of Timothy Bussey

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When you've been accused of a crime in Colorado you need to act quickly to secure a skilled criminal defense lawyer. Criminal procedure is very complex, and the state can bring a vast array of prosecutorial machinery to bear against you. The police and prosecution rely on the fact that many people waive rights they didn't know they have by failing to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney before they talk to the police. Contact us today at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for experienced representation and your free initial consultation.

CRIMINAL TRIAL LAWYER

Admitted to the Bar in 1991, experienced criminal trial lawyer Timothy Bussey has served as prosecutor in El Paso and Teller counties, an active duty Judge Advocate in the USAF, and as a special assistant attorney general. He has tried over 100 trials and settled well over one thousand cases. His experience and knowledge of all facets of criminal law enables him to prove accurate and efficient advice and counsel on your situation.

Timothy Bussey's experience as an Active Duty Judge Advocate and with the Office of the Area Defense Counsel provided the foundation that he has used to build a successful practice. Timothy Bussey has received an AV rating*, the highest peer review rating under Martindale Hubbell's Peer Review Rating process. The AV Peer Review Rating shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. Contact a Colorado Springs DUI lawyer today.

Please Call : 719-475-2555

Attorney Profile

Timothy R Bussey

Mr. Bussey is a native of the State of Illinois but has been living and practicing in Colorado since 1992. Mr. Bussey graduated from the University of Iowa in 1988 from the College of Business with a degree in finance. He attended the University of Iowa on an Air Force ROTC scholarship and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on May 14, 1988.

Mr. Bussey received an educational delay from the Air Force to attend law school and graduated from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1991. He entered the United States Air Force as a Judge Advocate on Active Duty in 1991.

Mr. Bussey was stationed at Peterson Air Force Base in 1992. As an Active Duty Judge Advocate he prosecuted courts-martial, officer separation boards, enlisted separation boards and numerous other litigated proceedings. He was certified as a trial counsel and as a defense counsel.

In 1994, Mr. Bussey was transferred to the Office of the Area Defense Counsel (ADC) at Peterson Air Force Base. As an ADC Mr. Bussey was responsible for defending active duty Air Force members and Air Force Academy cadets stationed at Peterson Air Force Base, Falcon Air Force Base (now Schriever Air Force Base), Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Base and the United States Air Force Academy. Mr. Bussey was a very active ADC representing cadets, officers and enlisted personnel on a wide variety of cases including sexual assault, sexual assault on a child, drug use, drug possession, drug distribution, driving under the influence, theft, disrespect towards a superior officer and failure to obey a lawful order.

Mr. Bussey represented military members against separation at administrative discharge boards. He has represented officers and enlisted members on Article 15 actions.

Mr. Bussey left the active duty Air Force in 1995 but remained in the Air Force Reserves. He accepted a position with the Office of the District Attorney, Fourth Judicial District (El Paso and Teller Counties) as a Deputy District Attorney. As a Deputy District Attorney Mr. Bussey prosecuted cases ranging from driving under the influence to homicide. He prosecuted cases in both District Court and County Court and in 1996 he was the sole Deputy District Attorney working full-time in the Teller County Office in Cripple Creek, Colorado.

In September of 1997 Mr. Bussey left the Office of the District Attorney and started the Law Office of Timothy R. Bussey. His practice is concentrated on criminal defense. He represents clients in state and local courts as well as federal courts to include military courts. He has tried over one hundred cases and successfully resolved countless others.

Mr. Bussey has attended many continuing legal education conferences and seminars. These include the Northwestern University School of Law Short Course for Prosecuting Attorneys in 1993 and the Northwestern University Traffic Institute Vehicular Homicide-DUI Conference in 1997. He is a Member of the National College for DUI Defense, a Life Member of the National Association Of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL) and has attended numerous NACDL conferences. Mr. Bussey has lectured at both Fort Carson and the United States Air Force Academy concerning Driving Under the Influence cases.

Mr. Bussey has been certified to operate and maintain the Intoxilyzer 5000, a breath testing device that is essentially the same as the Intoxilyzer 500EN, which is used to prosecute breath cases in Colorado.  Further, he owns and has at his office an Intoxilyzer 5000.

Areas of Practice:

  • Assault
  • Theft
  • Drugs
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Assault
  • Homicide
  • Juvenile
  • DUI/DWAI Defense
  • License Reinstatement
  • DMV Hearings
  • Road Block Challenges
  • Hit and Run
  • Vehicular Assault
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Habitual Traffic Offender
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • DUI/DWI
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Traffic Violations
  • White Collar Crimes

Bar Admissions:

  • Colorado, 1994
  • Illinois, 1991

Education:

  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1991
  • University of Iowa, College of Business, 1988
    Honors: Air Force ROTC Scholarship
    Honors: Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
    Major: Finance

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Past Employment Positions:

  • Air Force, Second Lieutenant, 1988
  • United States Air Force, Judge Advocate on Active Duty, 1991
  • Peterson Air Force Base, Active Duty Judge Advocate, 1992
  • Office of the Area Defense Counsel (ADC), Peterson Air Force Base, Area Defense Counsel, 1994 - 1995
  • Office of the District Attorney, Fourth Judicial District (El Paso and Teller Counties), Deputy District Attorney
  • Teller County Office, Cripple Creek, Colorado, Sole Deputy District Attorney

Mr. Bussey has participated in the following Continuing Legal Education Seminars/Conferences:

Blood and Urine Training Seminar
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
December 4-7th 2008
2008 Summer Session
National College For DUI Defense
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA
July 21-23rd 2008
Mastering Scientific Evidence - 15th Annual
National College for DUI Defense/Texas Defense Lawyer's Association
Dallas, Texas
March 27-29 2008
2007 Winter Session
National College for DUI Defense
Tucson, Arizona
January 19-20 2007
2007 Summer Session
National College for DUI Defense
Harvard Law School
July 19-21 2007
2006 Summer Session
National College for DUI Defense
Harvard Law School
July 20-22 2006
2005 Summer Session
National College for DUI Defense
Harvard Law School
July 21-23 2005
Mastering Scientific Evidence - 12th Annual
Dallas, Texas
April 28-30 2005
Breath Alcohol Operator Forensic Workshop
IFRI - International Forensic Research Institute
Florida International University
CES Consulting
Breath Alcohol Operator Forensic Workshop
IFRI - International Forensic Research Institute
Florida International University
CES Consulting
West Palm Beach, Florida
November 19-21 2004
Not Guilty - Making it Happen
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Spring Meeting
Fort Worth, Texas
May 2-5 2001
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
Summer Meeting
Beaver Creek, Colorado
2000
Lawyering on the Edge: Pushing the Limits Of Aggressive Advocacy
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Chicago, Illinois
November 3-6 1999
DWI Means Defense With Ingenuity
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Las Vegas, Nevada
September 29-October 2 1999
Colorado Springs DUI lawyer Timothy Bussey at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. in Colorado represents clients in Colorado Springs and throughout El Paso County, including the cities of Fountain, Manitou Springs, and Monument.

The Bussey Law Firm, P.C.
12 E. Boulder Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (719) 475-2555
Fax: (719) 475-0046

Please Call : 719-475-2555

Attorney Profile

Timothy R Bussey

Mr. Bussey is a native of the State of Illinois but has been living and practicing in Colorado since 1992. Mr. Bussey graduated from the University of Iowa in 1988 from the College of Business with a degree in finance. He attended the University of Iowa on an Air Force ROTC scholarship and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on May 14, 1988.

Mr. Bussey received an educational delay from the Air Force to attend law school and graduated from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1991. He entered the United States Air Force as a Judge Advocate on Active Duty in 1991.

Mr. Bussey was stationed at Peterson Air Force Base in 1992. As an Active Duty Judge Advocate he prosecuted courts-martial, officer separation boards, enlisted separation boards and numerous other litigated proceedings. He was certified as a trial counsel and as a defense counsel.

In 1994, Mr. Bussey was transferred to the Office of the Area Defense Counsel (ADC) at Peterson Air Force Base. As an ADC Mr. Bussey was responsible for defending active duty Air Force members and Air Force Academy cadets stationed at Peterson Air Force Base, Falcon Air Force Base (now Schriever Air Force Base), Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Base and the United States Air Force Academy. Mr. Bussey was a very active ADC representing cadets, officers and enlisted personnel on a wide variety of cases including sexual assault, sexual assault on a child, drug use, drug possession, drug distribution, driving under the influence, theft, disrespect towards a superior officer and failure to obey a lawful order.

Mr. Bussey represented military members against separation at administrative discharge boards. He has represented officers and enlisted members on Article 15 actions.

Mr. Bussey left the active duty Air Force in 1995 but remained in the Air Force Reserves. He accepted a position with the Office of the District Attorney, Fourth Judicial District (El Paso and Teller Counties) as a Deputy District Attorney. As a Deputy District Attorney Mr. Bussey prosecuted cases ranging from driving under the influence to homicide. He prosecuted cases in both District Court and County Court and in 1996 he was the sole Deputy District Attorney working full-time in the Teller County Office in Cripple Creek, Colorado.

In September of 1997 Mr. Bussey left the Office of the District Attorney and started the Law Office of Timothy R. Bussey. His practice is concentrated on criminal defense. He represents clients in state and local courts as well as federal courts to include military courts. He has tried over one hundred cases and successfully resolved countless others.

Mr. Bussey has attended many continuing legal education conferences and seminars. These include the Northwestern University School of Law Short Course for Prosecuting Attorneys in 1993 and the Northwestern University Traffic Institute Vehicular Homicide-DUI Conference in 1997. He is a Member of the National College for DUI Defense, a Life Member of the National Association Of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL) and has attended numerous NACDL conferences. Mr. Bussey has lectured at both Fort Carson and the United States Air Force Academy concerning Driving Under the Influence cases.

Mr. Bussey has been certified to operate and maintain the Intoxilyzer 5000, a breath testing device that is essentially the same as the Intoxilyzer 500EN, which is used to prosecute breath cases in Colorado.  Further, he owns and has at his office an Intoxilyzer 5000.

Areas of Practice:

  • Assault
  • Theft
  • Drugs
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Assault
  • Homicide
  • Juvenile
  • DUI/DWAI Defense
  • License Reinstatement
  • DMV Hearings
  • Road Block Challenges
  • Hit and Run
  • Vehicular Assault
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Habitual Traffic Offender
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • DUI/DWI
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Traffic Violations
  • White Collar Crimes

Bar Admissions:

  • Colorado, 1994
  • Illinois, 1991

Education:

  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1991
  • University of Iowa, College of Business, 1988
    Honors: Air Force ROTC Scholarship
    Honors: Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
    Major: Finance

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Past Employment Positions:

  • Air Force, Second Lieutenant, 1988
  • United States Air Force, Judge Advocate on Active Duty, 1991
  • Peterson Air Force Base, Active Duty Judge Advocate, 1992
  • Office of the Area Defense Counsel (ADC), Peterson Air Force Base, Area Defense Counsel, 1994 - 1995
  • Office of the District Attorney, Fourth Judicial District (El Paso and Teller Counties), Deputy District Attorney
  • Teller County Office, Cripple Creek, Colorado, Sole Deputy District Attorney

Mr. Bussey has participated in the following Continuing Legal Education Seminars/Conferences:

Blood and Urine Training Seminar
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
December 4-7th 2008
2008 Summer Session
National College For DUI Defense
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA
July 21-23rd 2008
Mastering Scientific Evidence - 15th Annual
National College for DUI Defense/Texas Defense Lawyer's Association
Dallas, Texas
March 27-29 2008
2007 Winter Session
National College for DUI Defense
Tucson, Arizona
January 19-20 2007
2007 Summer Session
National College for DUI Defense
Harvard Law School
July 19-21 2007
2006 Summer Session
National College for DUI Defense
Harvard Law School
July 20-22 2006
2005 Summer Session
National College for DUI Defense
Harvard Law School
July 21-23 2005
Mastering Scientific Evidence - 12th Annual
Dallas, Texas
April 28-30 2005
Breath Alcohol Operator Forensic Workshop
IFRI - International Forensic Research Institute
Florida International University
CES Consulting
Breath Alcohol Operator Forensic Workshop
IFRI - International Forensic Research Institute
Florida International University
CES Consulting
West Palm Beach, Florida
November 19-21 2004
Not Guilty - Making it Happen
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Spring Meeting
Fort Worth, Texas
May 2-5 2001
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
Summer Meeting
Beaver Creek, Colorado
2000
Lawyering on the Edge: Pushing the Limits Of Aggressive Advocacy
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Chicago, Illinois
November 3-6 1999
DWI Means Defense With Ingenuity
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Las Vegas, Nevada
September 29-October 2 1999
Colorado Springs DUI lawyer Timothy Bussey at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. in Colorado represents clients in Colorado Springs and throughout El Paso County, including the cities of Fountain, Manitou Springs, and Monument.

The Bussey Law Firm, P.C.
12 E. Boulder Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (719) 475-2555
Fax: (719) 475-0046

Please Call : 719-475-2555

Criminal Defense

Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney

Regardless of the criminal charges you face, or your criminal history, you want an experienced, aggressive attorney to defend you to protect your full rights and work toward the best possible outcome.

At The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. in Colorado Springs, Colorado, we take pride in offering our clients experienced, professional criminal law services with personalized service. Contact a Colorado Springs criminal defense lawyer at our firm today for your free initial consultation. Some of the numerous crimes we represent clients with include:

Criminal defense attorney Timothy Bussey gained invaluable experience as and active duty Air Force Judge Advocate, working in the Office of the Area Defense Counsel. He has represented cadets, officers, and enlisted personnel on a wide variety of cases involving civilian criminal charges and such military specific charges as disrespect towards a superior officer and failure to obey a lawful order.

An experienced former Active Duty Judge Advocate, El Paso County criminal law attorney Tim Bussey provides skilled criminal defense to defendants charged with crimes on military bases, including Fort Carson, the Air Force bases of Peterson, Cheyenne Mountain, Schriever, and the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA). Regardless of where you face criminal charges, we can help.

Our experience in criminal defense on and off military installations ensures you will receive efficient and accurate legal counsel, saving you time and money. Veteran trial attorney Timothy Bussey has brought more than one hundred cases to trial and settled countless others. We can assist you, too. Contact us today.

Felony Crimes

 

Colorado Springs Felony Crime Criminal Defense Lawyer

Felony crimes result in the most severe punishments that the criminal justice system is authorized to impose. If you have been charged with a felony, it is imperative that you contact an experienced felony crime defense lawyer. These are crimes where need an aggressive, experienced Colorado criminal defense attorney like Timothy Bussey. It is important to hire an experienced felony crime lawyer to represent you when you have been charged with a felony, such as:

  • Armed robbery
  • Manslaughter
  • Homicide
  • Kidnapping
  • Aggravated assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Burglary
  • Rape
  • Murder

In Colorado Springs, Colorado, The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. focuses on criminal defense. Mr. Bussey's experience as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney since 1997 gives him insight into all sides of a case. We have represented a wide variety of clients, from military cadets, to sex offenders, to drunk drivers. Regardless of the charges you face or your criminal history, we exhaust every legal avenue available in order to achieve your most favorable result under the circumstances. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.

Federal Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer

If you have been accused of a crime committed at Fort Carson, the Air Force bases of Peterson, Cheyenne Mountain, Schriever, or the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), such as a DUI or a hunting violations, you need an criminal defense attorney experienced in dealing with those installations. Experienced federal crime attorney Timothy Bussey is a member of the federal bar who provides comprehensive criminal law services and guides clients through the complex process of felony arrest, prosecution, trial, sentencing and appeal.

We provide aggressive felony defense representation in both state and federal court. Contact us today.

Colorado Criminal Defense FAQ's

Colorado Criminal Defense FAQ's

Colorado Springs DUI lawyer Timothy Bussey at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. in Colorado represents clients in Colorado Springs and throughout El Paso County, including the cities of Fountain, Manitou Springs, and Monument.

The Bussey Law Firm, P.C.
12 E. Boulder Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (719) 475-2555
Fax: (719) 475-0046

Firm Overview

The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. in Colorado Springs, Colorado practices law exclusively in the area of criminal defense including DUI, and felony crimes such as aggravated assault, sexual assault , burglary, rape and murder. Mr. Bussey is a criminal defense attorney and a member of the federal bar who can provide experienced felony defense to clients in the cities of Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Cripple Creek, Castle Rock, and the counties of El Paso, Teller and Pueblo.

Benefits to clients include:

  • Accessible, friendly service
  • Experience defending cases at state, federal, and military courts
  • Flexible payment options
  • Emphasis on cases involving DUI and DWAI
  • Free initial consultations for new clients
  • Ethical and sympathetic approach
  • Track record of success
  • Tough and supportive defense team

Contact The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. today to set up a free meeting to discuss your charges. Timothy Bussey represents clients all over the state, including Colorado Springs, Castle Rock, Cripple Creek, Pueblo, Teller, and El Paso. If you're looking for a military defense specialist, Timothy Bussey can provide the services you need. As a former Active Duty Judge Advocate, he has helped numerous clients stationed at Cheyenne Mountain, Peterson Air Force Base, Fort Carson, the U.S. Air Force Academy, or Schriever. Connect with an agile and ready criminal defense lawyer now -- call or e-mail to set up your appointment.

Criminal Defense - An Overview

Our criminal-justice system can be overwhelming and frightening. The United States' incarceration rate is much higher than that of other industrialized countries. Prison sentences are getting longer and more frequent. If you face the possibility of being accused of a crime, contact an experienced Colorado criminal-defense lawyer as early in the process as possible, preferably even before questioning or investigation. A skilled attorney can fight for your legal and constitutional rights. Remember that if you cannot afford to hire a lawyer, the government may have to provide one for you.

Definition of Criminal Liability

In the Western tradition of jurisprudence, liability is assessed according to two categories:

Mens rea - technically translated a "guilty mind," this category describes the intent of a person to commit a criminal violation.

Actus reus - technically translated as "guilty act," this category describes actions taken by a defendant.

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Constitutional Rights of Criminal Defendants

During the founding days of the United States, legislators established inalienable rights for criminal defendants. They even wrote these rights into the United States Constitution and bolstered them with the passage of the first ten Amendments to the Constitution, often referred to as the "Bill of Rights." The Supreme Court later passed the fourteenth amendment, which gave defendants in state trials rights similar to the due process protections already afforded to federal defendants.

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How Crimes Are Classified

Crimes typically fall into three major categories - felonies, misdemeanors, and minor charges. This "sliding scale" helps judges and juries assess options for rehabilitation and justice. In general, the more serious the charge against you, the more severe the punishment you will endure if convicted.

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Capital Punishment

Although governments the world over have been moving to eliminate or reduce the use of the death penalty, the United States still considers this form of punishment legal. 37 states as well as the U.S. federal government allow for capital punishment in certain cases; Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Virginia, and Florida lead the nation in executions.

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Looking For Employment Following A Conviction

Many programs exist to help convicted convicts return to a normal life following their sentences. Unfortunately, the road ahead for most is long, hard, and filled with prejudice. Fortunately, a well-informed and experienced Colorado criminal defense lawyer can help you move forward with your job search in an effective way and explain your rights, responsibilities, and restrictions.

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Criminal-Defense Resource Links

ACLU: Prisoners' Rights
Resource provided by the American Civil Liberties Union with information on national and state efforts to recognize and protect prisoner's rights.

Justice Denied
"Justice Denied" is a magazine devoted to helping people who have been wrongly convicted of crime in the US and internationally.

The Sentencing Project
A national leader in the development of alternative sentencing programs and in research and advocacy about criminal-justice policy.

Prison Policy Initiative
The Prison Policy Initiative conducts research and advocacy about incarceration and criminal-justice policy.

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Colorado Springs DUI lawyer Timothy Bussey at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. in Colorado represents clients in Colorado Springs and throughout El Paso County, including the cities of Fountain, Manitou Springs, and Monument.

The Bussey Law Firm, P.C.
12 E. Boulder Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (719) 475-2555
Fax: (719) 475-0046


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