FEDERAL FRAUD - NO JAIL TIME (United States. v. S. Y.)
Client was investigated by federal agents from 2011-2014, and retained Harris & Carmichael. While investigating the case and preparing for a potential large-scale fraud trial, H&C were able to negotiate with the prosecutor to minimize client's risk and exposure. Client initially faced decades in prison, but got a beneficial plea deal to only one charge. At sentencing, Phoenix Harris convinced the court to impose a below-guidelines sentence of PROBATION ONLY, with no active incarceration.
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. Harris 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