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Commonwealth v. S.B. - Possession of PCP and paraphernalia- REDUCED TO A MISDEMEANOR - NO JAIL TIME

August 2016

 On one of the most tragic days of his life, client was offered alcohol and was in the vicinity of drugs at the scene of his best friend's death.  Some time later, he was stopped in a car where the occupants were seen smoking a "suspicious cigarette," the odor of PCP was present, and PCP was found in a compartment on the opposite side of the car.  Client is a hard-working father of two, does not use drugs, and has no felonies on his record.  The Commonwealth initially insisted on a plea to a felony, so Harris & Carmichael insisted on taking the matter to trial and filing a motion to suppress.  However, right before the preliminary hearing, Mrs. Harris secured a misdemeanor plea offer, which client accepted.   He pled to misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and avoided a felony on his record. 

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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