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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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76.

Sammie    

I voted No because we always complain when a 'star' gets the star treatment (Lindsay Lohan comes to mind) but in Willie's case it's suddenly ok for him to get special treatment? If the Judge is right (and the guy ought to know) then the charges should stand. I have no problem with pot whatsoever and couldn't care less if Willie wants to roll in it but I hate the double standard. So do most of you so why do so many think his special treatment is ok but Lindsay's and others isn't? In the end, it's the same thing.

1149 days ago
77.

abram hernandez    

wtf!!! Who did he hurt? I might as well murder the judge who crucified a humanitarian. I stand a better chance of doing hard time for a joint.

1149 days ago
78.

Katie    

Come and live here in Amsterdam Willy, you won't have any problems here. I can't believe you can get 1 year in jail in the US for smoking a blunt, which does less harm than alcohol. How pathetic.

1149 days ago
79.

Puckett    

Texas should legalize it and give him a prescription! Problem solved. Next?

1149 days ago
80.

3Storms    

he's been busted for pot like a billion times. At this point, does he really believe he deserves a slap on the wrist for a crime he'll never stop committing?

1149 days ago
81.

Puckett    

Are there any weed friendly states that don't have a state income tax?

1149 days ago
82.

MC    

Welcome to America where you can kill your child and get 6 days in prison but if you get caught with a little weed you could go to jail for a year.

1149 days ago
83.

abram hernandez    

Yea right 3 storms? Then next thing you know it... We will be prosecuted for (Sodomy) Wiping our own asses. Ha Ha Ha!!!

1149 days ago
84.

abram hernandez    

3 storms suck!!! Don't need your Monkey Wrenches flinging to this direction.

1149 days ago
85.

mikensnowmass    

Seems like everyone has missed one point, willie was born before before the fools in dc decided to make marijuana use illegal, HE SHOULD BE GRANDFATHERED IN...

1149 days ago
86.

SantaFeJack    

Interesting: so many negative comments about special treatment for drunk driving celebrities, but when it comes to pot-smoking Willie, comments think he SHOULD get special treatment. I would love to see pot legalized, but until it is, Willie WAS going to be treated as the star he is rather than the lawbreaker he also is.

1149 days ago
87.

Missy    

So Willie can go away for a year for pot. He raises money for charities, etc. And Casey Anthony and her lawyers conned the system into an acquittal for killing a baby. Justice in this country is great!

1149 days ago
88.

Diana    

Texas is a f'n re-tard state that thinks its a country on it's own, the lawyer/judges here are beyond stupid best thing to do in texas is stay out of trouble fo sho

1149 days ago
89.

kromen    

But nobody said nothing when DMX got prison time for drug charges. He was only doing for personal use too. The hypocrisy is astounding.

1149 days ago
90.

wtf    

good.

if I can't smoke weed without getting arrested then NOBODY should be able to.

LEGALIZE IT ALREADY YOU BASTARDS!!!!

1149 days ago
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