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Judge Crushes Plea Deal

In Willie Nelson Pot Case

7/7/2011 9:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Willie Nelson once again faces a year in jail over marijuana possession charges -- this after the judge in the case REJECTED a plea deal in which the singer would have gotten off with a $500 fine.

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As we previously reported, Willie struck a plea bargain last month in West Texas -- in which prosecutors agreed to reduce his pot possession charge to misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia ... if the singer agreed to plead no contest.

Willie would have only had to pay a $500 fine -- but the judge outright rejected that deal Wednesday ... claiming the singer was getting special treatment.

According to the judge, Nelson should be charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession -- which could put him in jail for a year.

 





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1.

Annie     

Free Willie!!! lol

1141 days ago
2.

gibbs    

Well said Annie!!

1141 days ago
3.

Sarah    

My god let the man smoke his weed.

1141 days ago
4.

carrie    

Maybe Willy should hire Casey Anthonys Attorney !

1141 days ago
5.

THE X    

Pot= up to 1 year in jail
Murder= nothin
Besided this is Willie Nelson we're talking about...seriously!

1141 days ago
6.

Paulie    

Go murder a baby in Florida Willie, you'll be out sooner! Jail for weed? Again, the american justice system is a joke, uneducated morons.

1141 days ago
7.

Missy    

Casey Anthony kills her kid and walks....Willie smokes a little reefer and they want to fry him...W.T.F???

1141 days ago
8.

Jay    

Baby killer Anthony runs free. Serial criminal Lindsay Lohan runs free. Willie Nelson is going to get a year for pot??????

1141 days ago
9.

$$    

I guess it's better to kill a child than smoke weed...

Only in America...

1141 days ago
10.

Vanessa H     

Seriously its pot let the old man smoke! The world would be better if more people smoked! :)

1141 days ago
11.

karlew    

Just legailize it and leave Willie alone. He's not hurting anyone.

1141 days ago
12.

Jamie    

I thought if the deal was struck that was that. What's the point of striking any deal if a judge is going to say "no" later. He does not deserve a year in jail for pot, so dumb.

1141 days ago
13.

Puckett    

Oh good fvcking Lord! wtf is wrong with Texans? I mean really!?

The prosecution and defense have reached a plea deal to settle the matter, case and this judge want's to keep the case alive and in the system? To what end?

What a freakin' waste of time and state resources.

1141 days ago
14.

Christine    

He's going to jail for pot but Casey Anthony walks free for her crime? What is this world coming too?

1141 days ago
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Bubbajk    

Our legal system is so fu**ed up - if the judge had been pro-marijuana, would he (could he?) have thrown the whole thing out? We have too many laws, and too many self-important a**hole judges, lawyers, politicians, etc running amok picking and choosing like it is the Denny's menu to fit their personal likes and desires. Even grade school history lessons repeatedly show countries collapsing under the weight of too much abuse of discretion. Unless our leaders wake up and start cleaning up, this country will fall into anarchy!

1141 days ago
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