Sword of mandatory sentencing loses edge in Pennsylvania

Posted by Perry de Marco, Sr. on 23 November 2016

Josue Bentacourt was sentenced this week in Philadelphia's Court of Common Pleas for drug offenses including possession and intent to sell heroin.

Bentacourt, 19, who had no prior criminal record, was sentenced to three years of probation after pleading guilty to one of the three counts he would have faced at trial.

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