In this video, attorney Bartinik explains a term that is often misunderstood by clients.  In a Connecticut DUI / DWI case, one of the elements that must be proven by the State is the element of "operation."  In this video, the term is explained. 

What if you are in your car in New Haven, Connecticut after a night out with the engine running.  The key is in the ignition.  You plan to drive home to Groton, Connecticut later that night.  The heat is on in the car because it is cold outside.  The car is not moving.  Your plan is to sleep in the car for a few hours to sober up.   Have you just "operated" the car?   This answer is explained in this video. 

If you have been arrested by DUI / DWI in Connecticut you still have rights.  For help contact The Bartinik Law Firm, P.C. at 860-445-8521 or toll free at 888-717-4211.

We handle cases throughout Connecticut.  In Southeastern Connecticut that includes Groton, Stonington and North Stonington, New London, Norwich, Ledyard, Montville, East Lyme, and Old Lyme and others. 


Peter J. Bartinik, Jr.
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Civil Trial Attorney, Practicing Law in Connecticut