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Commonwealth v. M. Farmer - Attempted Malicious Wounding - RELEASED ON BOND

October 2015

Client is charged with attempted malicious wounding for allegedly trying to stab someone at a club after hours. Client, however, was acting in self-defense as a mob congregated around him, threatening to assault him. After the preliminary hearing, the judge found probable cause for the case to go forward to trial as a felony. However, based upon the inconsistent testimony by Commonwealth witnesses, as well as the defense witness testimony corroborating client's assertions, the judge changed his bond status from "No Bond" to a secured bond. Now, client will be able to help his lawyers mount a defense while he is out, which will give them the best possible chance of success at trial.

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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