John H. Harralson, III
Firm: John H. Harralson, III
Address: 600 West Main Street, Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40202
Membership: Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
University: University of Kentucky, B.A., 1987, Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., 1991
Admitted: 1991, Kentucky; 1992, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky and U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1993, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Biography: Notable Cases and Outcomes: Not guilty verdict in Commonwealth v. Ridley. CEO of a wealth management company charged with DUI, 2009; Not guilty verdict in Commonwealth v. Banning. Military aviator and commercial pilot charged with DUI, 2009; Charge amended in Commonwealth v. Rozell. DUI charge amended to a non-moving violation based upon an issue relating to the statutory element of "operation," 2009; Not guilty verdict in Commonwealth v. Cecil. Business owner charged with assaulting a customer, 2008; Case dismissed in Commonwealth v. Nixon. DUI and related charges dismissed due to illegal traffic stop, 2008; Not guilty verdict in Commonwealth v. Warrington. High level insurance executive in town for the Kentucky Derby charged with DUI, 2007; Not guilty verdict in Commonwealth v. Muerer. Building contractor charged with DUI, 2007; Charges amended in State of Indiana v. Powell. Helicopter pilot who crashed into the Ohio River injuring himself and a passenger was charged with four counts including felony aviation DUI. Charges were amended to an ordinary reckless driving based upon the defense position that neither Kentucky nor Indiana could prove jurisdiction considering the location of the state line as it relates to the river, 2006; Charges amended in Commonwealth v. Lynch. DUI murder charge negotiated to manslaughter, 2nd degree, resulting in parole eligibility after 20% of sentence rather than 80%, 2006; Won appeal in Commonwealth v. Green. Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that defendants charged with offenses carrying less than six months in jail (such as 1st and 2nd offense DUIs) may opt for a bench trial in lieu of a jury trial without the consent of the Commonwealth, 2006; Shock probation granted in Commonwealth v. Gilbert. Defendant in DUI manslaughter and assault case released after 60 days, 2002; Case dismissed in Commonwealth v. Wimsett. Charges in criminal syndication (marijuana) case dismissed based upon speedy trial issue, 1998; Not guilty verdict in U.S. v. French. Plant manager of a paint manufacturer charged with illegal storage and disposal of hazardous waste, 1997; Charges amended in Commonwealth v. Dahlem. Defendant charged under felony murder theory after a shoot out with individuals attempting to rob his marijuana grow operation. Charge amended to reckless homicide after defendant initiated litigation to establish his right to claim self defense, 1996; Not guilty verdict in Commonwealth v. Edelen. Defendant charged with possession of over 14 pounds of marijuana, 1995; Not guilty verdict in U.S. v. Miles. Defendant was arrested for poaching a deer and was subsequently charged in federal court with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, 1994; Not guilty verdict in Commonwealth v. Gash. Anderson County Coroner and funeral director acquitted of felony cocaine possession, 1994; and Not guilty verdict in U.S. v. Miles. Defendant charged with cultivating over 2200 marijuana plants, 1993. Author and Lecturer: "Strategies in Defending DWI and DUI Cases In Kentucky," Lorman Education CLE 2002, 2005 2006 and 2008.