Colorado State Trooper charged with drunk driving, BAC twice legal limit | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

The Denver Post is reporting that Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies made a shocking DUI arrest on Monday.

Concerned motorists reported the erratic driving behavior of a Colorado State Trooper who was in his marked police cruiser.  Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies intercepted the vehicle, made a traffic stop, and identified the driver as David Dolan, a 21-year veteran of the Colorado State Patrol.  Dolan, 49, was in uniform at the time of the arrest.

Trooper Dolan was taken to the police station where he provided a breath sample of .194—more than twice the legal limit in the state of Colorado.

Dolan was charged with driving under the influence, and prohibited use of weapons.  He was released on bond, and a hearing is set for this coming Monday.

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Denver man arrested for pimping teenage girl | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

The Denver Post is reporting that 33-year-old Adam Gurule was arrested today and charged with pimping out a young teenage female at a Denver home.  Details of the case are not being released in an effort to protect the identity of the teen victim.

Last October, Gurule was arrested for pandering of a child by arrangement and pimping of a child.  No charges were ever filed in those cases.

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Teenagers rob Good Samaritan, strike in head with hammer | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

The Denver Post is reporting that three Colorado Springs teenagers are being held in connection with the aggravated robbery of a 35 year-old woman. The incident occurred on Saturday in Colorado Springs. 

The teens, a 17 year-old boy, 14 year-old girl, and 12 year-old girl convinced the Good Samaritan to give them a ride to an apartment complex.  When they arrived, the trio coaxed the woman out of the car.  They then struck the Good Samaritan in the head with a hammer multiple times.  She fell to the ground and the attack continued with kicks to her body.  The trio fled in the victim’s vehicle.

The Good Samaritan quickly reported the incident.  Police recovered the vehicle, arrested all three teens, and located a hammer within the boy’s possession.

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Boulder transient attacks mother holding young child | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

The Denver Post is reporting that 23-year-old Richard Kenneth Foster is being held in connection with a weekend assault.  A Boulder police spokesperson confirmed that Foster, a transient, became enraged and yelled and screamed at a local family.  He then struck the mother with a glass bottle while she was holding her 1-year-old son.  When confronted by police, Foster became very combative and even spit at the arresting officers.  Foster did not hire an attorney from

224 marijuana plants seized during arrest of Chris Bartkowicz of Denver | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

The Denver Westword Blogs is reporting that DEA conducted a raid of the Highlands Ranch residence of Chris Bartkowicz.  During the search, agents found 224 marijuana plants.  Bartkowicz was charged by the United States Attorney’s Office with possession with intent to manufacture, distribute or dispense 224 marijuana plants — a crime that could net him between five and forty years behind bars and a fine of $2 million.  He did not hire an attorney from

Breath Test Machine | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

 After your DUI / DUAI arrest, the police will ask if you would like to provide a sample of your breath.  To measure the alcohol in your breath, the police will use a machine called the Intoxilyzer 5000.   The Intoxilyzer 5000 is often referred to as the “breathalyzer”.  

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 The Intoxilyzer 5000 is the machine used throughout Colorado to test the breath of people who have been arrested for DUI and DUAI under the current expressed consent law.  This machine is manufactured by CMI, Incorporated and is the predominant machine in the United States for breath testing by the police.  You have the right to refuse to take the breath test, however there are consequences to your refusal.

Facts about the Intoxilyzer 5000  

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What should I do if I am arrested? | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

  1. Be respectful: We have all seen COPS on TV and remember the person who gets “mouthy” with the police.  While it may be funny to watch on TV, I can guarantee you that things did not go well for them.  I can also guarantee you that if you are respectful to the arresting officers, they will do the same in return.  Remember, they are just people  trying to do a tough job.  Nothing you say will change their mind, however your comments can make things worse—they will end up in a police report.
  2. Ask to speak with an attorney: You have a right to an attorney.  Exercise that right.  The only information you should be telling the police is biographical (name, date of birth, address).
  3. Don’t speak unless spoken to: It is a rare occasion that someone can talk their way out of being arrested.  The best thing you can do is be quiet and only answer biographical questions.
  4. Remain calm: Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and try to relax.  You will survive this experience, but nothing will be gained if you lose your temper.  Let your attorney fight for your freedom.
  5. Your day will come: Your arrest is not the time to make your case for freedom.  Do not resist the arresting officer.  Do not argue.  Do not respond to comments you find to be insulting.  Remember that your day in court will come.

The Arrest | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

No one plans on going to jail.  Being arrested is a traumatic event, regardless of what you are accused of.  You will never forget the feeling of the steel handcuffs wrapped around your wrists, the humiliation of riding in the back of a police car, and the embarrassment of explaining the events to your family, friends and co-workers.  If a police officer has decided to arrest you, there is generally no room for negotiation.  While it is difficult to make the situation instantly better, it is very easy to make things worse.

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What should I do if I am arrested?

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Who do I want standing with me in court?

This problem is not going to go away on its own.  You need someone to represent your interests right now.  You need a proven attorney who knows the law, understands the perspective of the prosecution, knows common mistakes police officers make, and will fight, fight, fight for your good name.  With the Law Offices of ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ, your questions will be answered and your rights will be protected.

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