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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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Wendy    

Wow...doesn't anybody get the point that the judge was doing the RIGHT thing by NOT giving him special treatment just because he's famous??

1167 days ago
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Connie Haynes    

NOT voting republican this go round!!!!

1162 days ago
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kellysgirl    

Come on, we're talkin about Willie Nelson. Give him a break. If everyone would be more little more like him, the world would be a more peaceful place.

1142 days ago
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dave    

who's to say what the law is when you are the law? bunch of dumb a**es let the man smoke he's done more for this country than they have!

721 days ago
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