The State vs. Joshua E.Mason
PLEASE HELP OUR FAMILY
I am facing 15 years in prison away from my young daughter and family for growing cannabis in TN. I am asking for HELP in defending myself in court against these charges.
I was released on a $39,000 bond and informed I did not qualify for a public defender. I was told to return with counsel. I was able to put a $1,000 payment down on an attorney. Upon returning to court I was informed that a public defender was now willing to speak to me. A female public defender took me in a room and informed me that the DA was willing to offer me a $500 fine and probation. I was ecstatic and immediately informed them I would take the offer.
In a bizarre twist, upon learning I had retained other counsel, the public defender tore up the deal in front of me and stated, "Oh:I see you have a lawyer. This deal is no good." I was crushed.
My attorney was able to get me a deal for $4,000 and if I cannot pay it the state will press forward with charges. To add insult to industry, I received a $54,000 fine from the TN department of, and now been served a lien on my possessions all to a very old "tax stamp" law for unpaid taxes on the cannabis .
I am asking you to please donate to help me get a lawyer that will represent me the way I need to be represented. Or, if you know a lawyer that will represent me pro-bono, please let us know!! Any contribution adds up and really does make a difference in my freedom. and keeps me with my family, I appreciate any and all help you can afford, to help me avoid prison for cannabis. I am a hard-working family man who looks forward to putting this past me and moving on to the next chapter of my life.
Thanks for your time and consideration.
Regards, Josh Mason and Family..
This lien is recorded in the Register's office of lincoln,book number m74 page number 65,and will not be released until all taxes,penalties,and interest owing this department have been paid.Interest will continue to accrue until this tax liability is paid.
Name the rat
Wow, I really wish I could afford to help to send money to such a good cause, I live in Iowa where pot is still illegal, consequently I am out on bond too going through the court system. I have a little girl so I am kinda in the same boat. My cousin recently got released after a year and a half in a TN corrections facility on pot growing charges. He had 2 plants for his own use and they sent a whole task force, with helicopters. Even though I can't afford to donate, I send my support and if u can post update I would like to follow your case and root for the best for you and your family.
Are there any documents or news stories you could post or link to so we can verify your story? It sounds real, but no one wants to get scammed.
i had similar thing happen to me i left the state and moved to a med pot state they terrorized my family too put a gun to my 15 yr old at 2 am on a school night they didnt have a warrent that i saw i called them on it and they never pressed charges i still feel i was robbed
Ask your lawyer to fight the case on the grounds that the search warrant wasn't even for your house. Also, if you were questioned..... without legal representation.... I've been through similar stuff when I was younger, and in retrospect I realize that there were several legal ways out of it, if only a lawyer would've told me so. Good luck. There are so many corrupt cops--I wouldn't expect any morality from THEM. Present to the Judge a case that he/she MUST DROP.