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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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16.

Superman    

Good for the judge. Send this judge over to California to clean-up their BS double standards.

1019 days ago
17.

Matt    

Have potentially 5 years of probation coming up for a paripheniela charge, yet alcohol remains legal. It is time to reform the laws, for crying out loud, just legalize it already, jail is not for potheads!!! The lunacy of our legal system...

1019 days ago
18.

Rogue Warrior    

Screw the judge!!!! Legalize POT already!!!!!

1019 days ago
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Marty    

I think in Texas the Judges are elected. They don't even have to be attorney's. So in essence, the guy making this decision may be an uneducated high school drop out!

1019 days ago
20.

Matt    

ok so all 5 years are not just for the drug paraphneilia charge, but I could face five years drug testing because of a disorderly also attached which my own attorney says is a cr-- charge. Just wanted to be honest, but to be honest with you again, we really should consider legalizing this wonderful plant. I don't know if it has deleterious health effects, but there are far too many people in jail for romancing with MJ, the best girlfriend a man---anyone could have.

1019 days ago
21.

bagladey    

Willie should have been arrested in Orlando because they even let murderers walk free there.

1019 days ago
22.

Paulie    

Pot shouldn't be considered an illegal drug, what a peaceful world we'd live in if everybody just got stoned every once in a while. It's no different than a couple glasses of wine in the form of a cigarette, it's ridiculous to think he should be behind bars for that, who's he hurting?

1019 days ago
23.

Holli~Peno    

well,folks,this is the good ol'"free" country we live in,ain't it just great????a place where you can murder and go free,laughing all the way,and a place where if you have pot,you get the hard fist of the "law" up you-know-where.

1019 days ago
24.

Melissa    

So let me get this straight - he could receive up to a year in prison for have weed in his possession, but Casey Anthony got off with no additional prison time for murdering her 2 year old daughter? What a country we live in. Gee, who got the special treatment here......

1019 days ago
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Marty    

Isn't it odd that the Federal Government cannot tell a state whether or not they can put someone to death, but they can tell you what kind of weed can grow in your backyard?

1019 days ago
26.

PHIL45    

WHATS WRONG WITH THIS COUNTRY WHEN A MAN WHO HELPS RAISE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO HELP AMERICAN FARMERS WHO GROW FOOD TO PUT ON OUR TABLES GOES TO PRISON FOR SMOKING A PLANT IN HIS OWN PRIVACY? IT MIGHT BE THE LAW BUT IT DOES NOT MAKE IT RIGHT.

1019 days ago
27.

dsf    

LEAVE WILLIE ALONE!!!

1019 days ago
28.

Sundae    

It's pot.. get over.Should be legal anyway. Damn.

1019 days ago
29.

The Train!    

wow, didn't realize so many of you were jurors in the courtroom and had access to legitimate evidence in the casey anthony trial. if i didn't know better, i would think that you only had access to you the persistent and very public lynching of casey that's been playing out on social media and the cable networks since caylee went missing.

1019 days ago
30.

weird al yankovich    

Smells like someone wants fame or wants to run for office ?


Peace

Weird

1019 days ago
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