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Commonwealth v. R.D.

December 2016

Pregnant client was charged with Domestic Assault and Battery for an argument that happened with her significant other at the workplace, resulting in her termination.  To add insult to injury, she had been the person requesting help from the police in the first place, as a result of what she perceived to be relationship violence.  After receiving and analyzing the case, Ms. Harris realized there was a technical deficiency in the evidence and the Commonwealth could not prove the elements of the offense in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.  On the day of trial, through negotiation with the parties and the prosecutor, she was able to have the case completely DISMISSED.  Now, Ms. Harris is advocating for her client to get her job back. 

Practice area(s): Criminal Defense

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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