The Law Office of 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:
Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1991
University of Iowa, College of Business, 1988
Northwestern University Traffic Institute Vehicular Homicide-DUI Conference, 1997
Lectured on Driving Under the Influence Cases, Fort Carson Air Force Academy
Lectured on Driving Under the Influence Cases, United States Air Force Academy
Professional Associations and Memberships:
National College for DUI Defense
National Association Of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL)
Colorado Bar Association
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
El Paso County Defense Bar
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