Manny Ramirez the prolific former Boston Red Sox outfielder was arrest overnight at his home in Florida for domestic assault. According to various sources, Ramirez was in an arguement with his wife when he slapped her. He was arrested and brought to jail for the night.
If Ramirez stayed in Boston and this incident happened in Massachusetts he would be facing serious charges. All domestic violence cases are treated seriously in courts throughout Massachusetts. Even plea deals involve a court ordered batters program and anger management classes. Recent court rulings make it easier to allow 911 calls into evidence even if the victim does not want to testify. Rember, it is the Commonwealth pressing the charges not the victim, therefore only the Commonwealth can dismiss the charges.
If you or someone you know has been charged with domestic assault and battery contact an experienced criminal defense attorney today.