12 E. Boulder St
Colorado Springs CO 80903
Why has Mr. Bussey chosen criminal defense? Criminal charges put the accused in a position of vulnerability, and in most cases the person charged has little choice but to put trust in defense counsel's diligence and loyalty. Mr. Bussey takes pride in fulfilling that trust. Likewise, criminal defendants often find the deck is stacked against them. This puts a lawyer's wits and dedication to a satisfying test.
Mr. Bussey has taken over 100 cases to trial before judges, juries and courts-martial. This is more than a statistic, since today's defense bar is loaded with attorneys who seem to avoid the courtroom at any cost. Granted, negotiating favorable dispositions is an important part of a defense lawyer's job. After all, Mr. Bussey has helped clients to settle more than a thousand cases without the cost and stress of a trial. But the mere opportunity to negotiate with the prosecutor is no substitute for a defense lawyer who is trial-ready. A prosecutor can smell the difference. Since 2007 Mr. Bussey has been rated by the American National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Attorney in Colorado.
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