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Commonwealth v. Q.T. - Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute - REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR

September 2015

CASE RESULT: Commonwealth v. Q.T. - Felony Drug Distribution- REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR

Client was charged with felony possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, but had no prior felonies on his record. A felony conviction causes one to lose important civil rights, such as the right to vote, to serve on a jury or hold public office, to possess firearms and ammunition, as well as affecting employability and financial aid eligibility for years to come. Our lawyers boldly held the government to the highest standards, investigating the facts, and raising every possible legal issue. In the meantime, our client worked with a trusted substance abuse counselor in order to become sober and demonstrate commitment to a drug free lifestyle.

After a short amount of time, our lawyers convinced the Commonwealth to release the client's vehicle, which had been seized and was the subject of forfeiture proceedings. At the end of the case, Harris & Carmichael was able to save the client from a FELONY conviction record when his case was REDUCED TO A MISDEMEANOR.

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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