The Forensic Science Geek of the Week
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The week 67 “www.TheTruthAboutForensicScience.com Forensic Science Geek of the Week” honors goes to: Josh D. Lee, Esquire
According to the website of Geek, the following is offered:
- Josh is a Member of the National College for DUI Defense. Members of this non-profit organization represent the best trained and most dedicated DUI defense attorneys in the nation.
- Josh is a Certified Instructor of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (N.H.T.S.A.). These are the “roadside sobriety tests” that police officers will sometimes use to assist them in making an arrest determination and ultimately to assist them in securing a conviction. They consist of the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test (HGN), the Walk and Turn Test, and the One Leg Stand Test.
- Josh is certified to conduct the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (N.H.T.S.A.).
- Josh assembled and taught at the first N.H.T.S.A. SFST student certification course held in the state of Oklahoma taught to Attorneys, Judges, Doctors, and Private Investigators from all across the United States.
- Josh has taught to the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association on topics related to DUI Defense.
- Josh was a speaker at the Oklahoma Bar Association 2010 Annual Meeting where he spoke about blood testing and the science of Gas Chromatography.
- Josh was a speaker at the 241st American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition. He presented a paper he co-authored with Pennsylvania attorney Justin J. McShane, entitled: “Electrochemical Based Portable Breath Testing: A Potentially Dangerous Non-Specific and Non-Selective Measure at Roadside.”
- Josh is certified by the State of Oklahoma Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence as an Independent Operator of the Intoxilyzer 5000. The device used in the State of Oklahoma to measure a person’s Breath Alcohol Content (BrAC). Commonly referred to by the public as a Breathalyzer.
- Josh is certified by the State of Oklahoma Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence as an Independent Operator of the Intoxilyzer 8000. This is the so called “latest, greatest” machine used to measure BrAC. It is the updated version of the 5000.
- Josh was one of the first 12 attorneys in the nation to be trained by the American Chemical Society to operate, develop methods, and perform maintenance on a Gas Chromatograph. The Gas Chromatograph is the device used by the State of Oklahoma to test blood for alcohol and drugs for a DUI charge.
- Josh was the first attorney in Oklahoma to attend the American Chemical Society training on Gas Chromatography.
- Josh is the only Oklahoma attorney and one of less than 5 attorneys nation wide that has attend both of the American Chemical Society courses on Gas Chromatography. One course is for the scientists and the other is designed for attorneys.
- Josh is one of the few Oklahoma attorneys to receive formal training as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). This knowledge is an absolute necessity to defend a person accused of driving under the influence of drugs. And yes you can be charged even though you have a valid prescription. Josh has attended this course twice.
- Josh received Salutatorian honors at the 2009 Forensic Blood & Urine Seminar held in San Diego, California. This class was taught by many of the world’s foremost experts such as Dr. A. W. Jones, Dr. Joseph Citron, Dr. Al Staubus, Jan Semenoff, and Dr. Frederic Whitehurst to name a few. This rigorous training covered areas such as Metrology; Forensic Laboratory Operation; Venipuncture; Hospital Blood Testing; Alcohol & Drug Blood Testing in a Toxicology Lab; Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, and Excretion of Alcohol; Pharmacological Aspects of Drugs; DNA Evidence; and Breath Testing just to name a few.
- Josh attended the 2010 Forensic Breath Testing Seminar held in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Josh has attended the National College for DUI Defense’s Summer Session held at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Josh attended the National College for DUI Defense’s 16th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence Course held in New Orleans.
- Josh attended the National College for DUI Defense’s 17th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence Course held in New Orleans.
- Josh has attended the Western Trial Advocacy Institute in Laramie, Wyoming.
- Josh is a former 911 Dispatcher & Police Officer and he also worked in the Tulsa County District Attorney’s office. He has experience on literally all sides of the criminal justice system.
- Josh is a former member of the Association of Oklahoma Narcotic Enforcers (A-One). While he was an active member he attended A-One’s Specialized Narcotic & Dangerous Drug Training Course.
Congratulations to our Forensic Science Geek of the Week winner!
1. What are these devices?
2. What are they used for?
3. What is the device on the left’s nickname and why?
Our Geek of the Week answered:
1. The one on the left is a Breathalyzer 900A or more correctly known as the “Dial-A-Drunk” and the equipment on the right is a wet bath simulator.
2. The “Dial-A-Drunk” is used to test the breath of a person who has been arrested for a DUI. The simulator is supposed to represent a known concentration of ethanol being exhaled with human breath – as a type of system check or control check.
3. As mentioned above, it is known as a “Dial-A-Drunk.” The reason being is because the operator could manually adjust the balance wheel on the lower right and make a persons reported Breath Alcohol Content be either over reported or under reported. Basically the arresting officer could decide himself if the person would be above or below the legal limit and then adjust as he wanted to and get the result that he wanted to get.
[BLOGGER’S NOTE: What a great answer. Thank you for participating. Congratulations on being our Geek of the Week.]
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