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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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31.

Rhonda    

Let the world smoke if they want to. People get into all kinds of trouble when they drink. Legalize the stuff already!

1119 days ago
32.

GEL    

Now if he was in his 20's, wore a short skirt, drank a lot and did much harder drugs...and lived in Hollywood there would be no consequences.

1119 days ago
33.

Sean Thomas Fisher    

This judge just wants his own show called "Judge Dummy".

1119 days ago
34.

kp    

Call the skank Pari******on, find out how she could be charged with cocaine, and walk away free and clear.

1119 days ago
35.

Classic Brigette    

Texas is a no BS kind of state. Having said that, I think Willie should just get probabtion. And hide his habit a little better! Too bad ****y Anthony wasn't tried in Texas. Giddy Up.

1119 days ago
36.

USArmy    

I agree with the judge. How many times do we see these stars get the "Hollywood Justice" none of us would get. I'm sick and tired of these people thinking the law doesn't apply to them and they are special.

1119 days ago
37.

some guy    

Dunno why the judge would change his mind now, all-of-a-sudden.

Y'all had a pang o' con-science?

1119 days ago
38.

lou    

Willie Nelson goes to jail for possessing a small amount of pot.
Casey Anthony goes free for killing her own child.

What a world we live in, eh?

1119 days ago
39.

some guy    

@TMZ can you put up a pic of this judge so I can Wiki him and start Trolling? He shore does sound lahk he has somethin' ta hide.

1119 days ago
40.

Jim    

It's a simple case of Willie Nelson getting special treatment. Why should he get special treatment? You or I certainly wouldn't get any type of break, why should he?

Willie already has the luxury of being able to afford several high priced attorneys, so go to trial Mr. Nelson, and take your chances just like the rest of us would have to.

1119 days ago
41.

some guy    

Or, if you want, I could think about the judge's motivation and speculate on what he does with his free time.

1119 days ago
42.

Kathy    

I think its a dumb law, BUT, everybody else has to follow it. Love Willie but I don't believe in special treatment.

1119 days ago
43.

deb - SE Texas    

Oh yeah, they try to jail time him for pot but let a baby murder, CASEY ANTHONY the worthless piece of .... she is, they let her go and get away with murdering her own sweet baby!!!!!!

1119 days ago
44.

fran    

Leave poor old Willie alone. he's harmless and a pretty good guy.

1119 days ago
45.

St Murphy    

so many more things to worry about that pot and willie.friggin A texas do something about all the illegal trash streaming from mexico into texas and into the northern states.

1119 days ago
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