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Life in Prison For Pot Brownies: 'This is Damn Wrong!'


We're learning more about the man facing five years to life in prison for allegedly making and selling pot brownies. Police in Round Rock arrested Jacob Lavoro last month. He's charged with a first degree felony.

Think that's harsh? Lavoro's lawyer and family would agree with you. "It's outrageous, it's crazy! I don't understand it" exclaimed Joe Lavoro. He's Jacob's father. He made the comment outside the courtroom after one of what could be many court appearances for Jacob. "Five years to life?" he continued. "I'm sorry, I'm a law abiding citizen. I'm a conservative. I love my country. I'm a Vietnam veteran, but I'll be damned ... this is wrong, this is damn wrong!"

Lavoro's lawyer Jack Holmes agrees. "I was outraged. I've been doing this 22 years as a lawyer and I've got 10 years as a police officer and I've never seen anything like this before."

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I've been to federal prison for 300 pounds

Its the way the system is set up they have a certain amount the ranges from 100kilos and up is 5 to life....but it rarely ever turns out like that.....from my experience you go to court for about 2years if your out on bail so pre trial services can have a job to do and so the court can pretend to be doing some but eventually you strike a deal with the U.S. attorney for 18-24 months unless you have a criminal record....take a look at the federal drug guidelines chart and the drug sentencing chart if he's not on bail he will go to court for about a year....if he takes it to trial he could be going to court for 3years..... but yea when its your indictment hearing they will reaf your charges and tell you what it carries and in his case it carries 5 to life I know that in CA is more lenient the any where back out east the further east you go the worse the judges are

The cops , prosecutors, 'court' peronnel should be in prison

When are these threats to society going to be removed from society and placed in prison or given the death penalty for the treason they are committing? They are the ones levying (drug) war on the people of the United States.

We the People need to make the commitment to try and sentence these criminals to prison for life or give them the death penalty for the criminal injury they are committing against people who have harmed no one. Nuremburg precedents prove that ignorance of the law is not a defense for the individuals who perform the criminal acts.

If people have harmed no-one then they have not committed any criminal act because there is no valid cause for action and no court of law has subject matter jurisdiction over a case regardless of what any statutory code says. If those in the system don't want to respect this fact in law then they need to be removed from society permanently when they injure someone under color of law.

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Almost as bad as Fla.

Almost as bad as Fla.

Whatever, see what the guy said " he's a conservative" he says.Well then this should come as no surprise as he supports "conservatives" who in gop language mean locking people up for weed.

The south...............

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Nothing to Lose

I remember being considered for a jury and realizing it was a 3-strikes case when I heard the charges (attempted murder and "being a felon in possession of a handgun"). I realized that was why we were there: no plea deal was offered because the evidence was open and shut; the accused had nothing to lose by exercising his right to a trial by jury.

The only hope any of us have in these instances is that the jury will defend our mutual rights.

I didn't get on the jury (because I said I thought ignorance of the law was an excellent excuse these days), but stupid young men are common amongst human populations, and sending them to jail on a mandatory minimum, for life, does not necessarily serve Justice, make us safer, or create respect for the law.

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Juries Have the Power to Pardon

Jury duty is where the power is.

I hope you guys will serve--I might need you sometime: I'm not doing anything wrong, either.

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Got to feed the prison

Got to feed the prison industrial machine... gobble gobble.

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Williamson County

...Im pretty sure. Dirty bastards...its WELL known here in austin not to ever go through WillCo with even a joint. If they catch you its instant arrest. They are notorious for their disdain of pot...of course, with Austin just to the South, Im sure fleecing potheads provides a good revenue stream and lots of confiscated goodies for the Fuzz.

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What did he burn them?

What did he burn them?

home sweet home

i havent been home to tx in years and was planning to go back this august. instead it looks like i will be calling family this week and postponing until tx gets it sh!t together. hash is a felon in tx. in ok it can be life imprisonment from make $2 worth of hash.

unfortunately a rand paul presidency will not change this. rand has said it's up to the states to change their antiquated draconian laws.

can the pres pardon state prisoners or just federal?

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that's why I preferred candidates running AS Libertarians

Harry Browne used to always say that as president he would pardon everybody convicted for non-violent drug offenses … he wasn't afraid to say it out loud and up-front. While I do believe in states rights, I think an amendment to the constitution, BANNING victimless crimes would be appropriate. Then there would not be a need to expect a president to fix everything.

Even if Rand is willing to look the other way , he'd still be a huge improvement over everybody else for the past 50 years, since at least he would oppose it at the federal level.

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Hey, it's the price you pay

Hey, it's the price you pay for freedom...

Beware the cult of "government"...

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Gonna have to Bust Him Out if they try to pull this crap and make an example of this poor guy.

Cannabis Prohibition is ENDING you morons! And there's nothing you can do about it!


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Can anyone say...

jury nullification?

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
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Not in any court in the Land of the Free

unless you want to be jailed for contempt and/or disbarred (if you are a lawyer).

Leges sine moribus vanae

Laws without morals are

Laws without morals are useless!

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