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Commonwealth v. Q.F. - Felony Mob Assault - DISMISSED

August 2015

CASE RESULT: Commonwealth v. Q.F. - Felonious Mob Assault - DISMISSED!

Client innocently patronized a local business with her friends to buy a sandwich. Unfortunately, a rogue security guard began harassing one of her party outside, calling her names and threatening her. Male members of the party intervened, and a scuffle was likely to ensue. Client ran outside to break it up, and a melee began. Client was unwittingly caught in the crossfire and charged with felonious mob assault - which, if convicted, would have cost her a mandatory minimum of FIVE YEARS in prison.

This case was a tricky one to unravel. Initial investigation revealed many inconsistent accounts, a questionable "victim", and missing evidence. Based upon the totality of the circumstances, our lawyers wasted no time forcibly mounting an intensive defense. Their advocacy carried the day, as the Commonwealth DISMISSED the case against her in its entirety.

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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