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Commonwealth v. LJ - DUI - REDUCED to Reckless Driving

November 2015

Client, a working college student with no criminal record, was charged with Driving under the Influence after attending a concert at a local large venue.  After being stopped for a traffic violation, he was searched, and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of marijuana, and no operator's license.  The case was unique due to the age of the client, the circumstances of the stop (client had not driven to or from the concert venue, but had later been dropped off at his car), and the crucial need to avoid a conviction. For months, our lawyers mounted every possible technical defense to the charges, while simultaneously developing a strong mitigation package.  In the end, we were able to negotiate a fair deal with the prosecutors.  The DUI charge was REDUCED to a reckless driving, and client is participating in the First Offender program for the marijuana charge, which will result in ultimate Dismissal of that charge. 

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Phoenix S. Ayotte

Ms. Ayotte (formerly Phoenix Ayotte Harris) was named one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2014, "Top 40 Under 40" in 2015, "Top Lawyer" by Who's Who Global Directory, and a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers in 2016. In the past year alone, Ms. Ayotte has been responsible for dismissals, acquittals, or reduced charges in many serious cases where her clients were unjustly charged, such as: accessory to homicide, felonious mob assault, attempted malicious wounding, robbery, abduction, arson, possession with intent to distribute, burglary, counterfeiting, sodomy with a minor, child abuse, domestic assault, and more