Josh D. Lee

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Josh D. Lee is a criminal defense attorney (and former police officer) based in Vinita, Oklahoma, who focuses on DUI defense. He is a nationally recognized lecturer on DUI/DWI forensic science–related topics. He has been invited to speak at the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting on three occasions. Josh was recently elected as Forensic Science Co-Chairman for the Chemistry and the Law Division of the ACS. The American Chemical Society has also named Josh an Assistant Chromatography Instructor. He is a published author on the topics of breath testing and gas chromatography, a certified independent operator of the Intoxilyzer 5000 and 8000, and an instructor of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. He has been selected as a sustaining member of the National College for DUI Defense. He is also a member of the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the American Chemical Society, and the Oklahoma Bar Association. Josh is a founding partner of the law firm of Ward & Lee, PLC, serving northeastern Oklahoma.

Stories from Josh D. Lee

Synthetic Drug Prosecution & Defense
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014


In 1980, designer drugs (e.g., amphetamines, fentanyl derivatives, phenethylamines related to MDMA) in the United States began to enter the marketplace.

PBTs for Drugs: Oral Fluid Collection Devices
Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Historically, impaired driving was most often linked to alcohol impairment. As such, governments and researchers devised roadside portable breath test (PBT) tools for police to use to identify intoxicated drivers. No such roadside test was possible or necessary for drivers suspected of drug impaired driving—at least until now.

Portable Breath Testers: A Potentially Dangerous Non-Specific and Non-Selective Measure at Roadside
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

The history of alcoholic beverages can be traced to the Neolithic period (ca.