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Baseball player faces domestic violence charges in Florida


Wladimir Balentien is not exactly a household name in the United States, except to diehard baseball fans. But he is a star in Japan, where he plays for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows and last year broke the single-season home run record in that country. A native of Curacao, he played for the Seattle Mariners and the Cincinnati Reds before going to Japan.

Baseball player faces domestic violence charges in Florida

Wladimir Balentien is not exactly a household name in the United States, except to diehard baseball fans. But he is a star in Japan, where he plays for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows and last year broke the single-season home run record in that country. A native of Curacao, he played for the Seattle Mariners and the Cincinnati Reds before going to Japan.

Woman pulled over for speeding, charged with drug trafficking


Routine traffic stops for speeding and other offenses often lead to more serious charges. This was the experience of a 27-year-old woman from West Palm Beach, who was arrested recently on drug charges stemming from an incident that happened in 2012. She was released from custody after that incident, but was recently arrested on the original charges when she allegedly violated the conditions of her release.

Woman pulled over for speeding, charged with drug trafficking

Routine traffic stops for speeding and other offenses often lead to more serious charges. This was the experience of a 27-year-old woman from West Palm Beach, who was arrested recently on drug charges stemming from an incident that happened in 2012. She was released from custody after that incident, but was recently arrested on the original charges when she allegedly violated the conditions of her release.

Heavy metal star charged with domestic violence

The guitarist for the heavy metal band Anthrax was arrested on domestic violence charges on Christmas morning. Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies arrested 50-year-old Dan Spitz at his home in Lake Worth following an alleged altercation with his wife. But in a dramatic illustration of how quickly a misunderstanding can escalate into criminal charges, Spitz' wife has now said she does not wish to press charges.

Heavy metal star charged with domestic violence


The guitarist for the heavy metal band Anthrax was arrested on domestic violence charges on Christmas morning. Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies arrested 50-year-old Dan Spitz at his home in Lake Worth following an alleged altercation with his wife. But in a dramatic illustration of how quickly a misunderstanding can escalate into criminal charges, Spitz' wife has now said she does not wish to press charges.

President Obama commutes Florida woman's sentence

Just over a year ago a post in this blog discussed the mounting criticism of mandatory sentencing policies in drug cases. The post talked about the controversy over harsh sentences for nonviolent offenders, and focused on the story of one Florida woman who was sentenced in 1997, at the age of 27, to life in prison without parole for allegedly being peripherally involved in her ex-boyfriends' drug dealing.

President Obama commutes Florida woman's sentence


Just over a year ago a post in this blog discussed the mounting criticism of mandatory sentencing policies in drug cases. The post talked about the controversy over harsh sentences for nonviolent offenders, and focused on the story of one Florida woman who was sentenced in 1997, at the age of 27, to life in prison without parole for allegedly being peripherally involved in her ex-boyfriends' drug dealing.

Nineteen jailed on drug charges after Palm Coast bust


A person facing allegations of drug trafficking needs experienced defense counsel to fight the charges. Florida police and prosecutors take drug charges very seriously. A conviction for trafficking can result in serious consequences, including a lengthy prison sentence.

Nineteen jailed on drug charges after Palm Coast bust

A person facing allegations of drug trafficking needs experienced defense counsel to fight the charges. Florida police and prosecutors take drug charges very seriously. A conviction for trafficking can result in serious consequences, including a lengthy prison sentence.

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