The State vs. Joshua E.Mason

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Raised by 12 people in 40 months
Josh Mason  ELORA, TN


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..
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Update 23
Posted by Josh Mason
39 months ago
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The latest news is that the lawyer said that its been put off till march 3,I hope to find a job in the next few days.
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Update 22
Posted by Josh Mason
39 months ago
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I just got a letter from the Tennessee Department Of Revenue,it reads...This is to advise you that a state tax lien has been filed on all property and rights,titles,and interest in all property belonging to you.
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.
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Update 21
Posted by Josh Mason
39 months ago
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Merry Christmas ! From The Mason Family..
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Update 20
Posted by Josh Mason
39 months ago
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A good Monday to you all..
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Pan Mal
39 months ago

Name the rat

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Paula Jo Roney
40 months ago

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.

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Noah Infinity Sign
40 months ago

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.

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Althea Dooadoo
40 months ago

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

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Cassie Miller
40 months ago

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.

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$540 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 40 months
Created December 2, 2013
DT
$10
Denice Tinsley
39 months ago

Hoping everything works out....

RB
$5
Regina Butler
40 months ago

Not much but my thoughts and prayers are with you. Be richly blessed and protected!

HM
$20
Hassan Mahmud
40 months ago
SB
$5
semaj barris
40 months ago

peace be with you

$50
Anonymous
40 months ago
JD
$30
Jessica Davis
40 months ago

You are loved and accounted for. Sending some hope from Houston.

$25
Anonymous
40 months ago
AS
$25
Amber Senter
40 months ago

I'm very sorry for your situation, I hope everything works out in your favor. Good luck.

$100
Mickey Martin
40 months ago

We appreciate your fight and will work to spread the word. Stay up!

$250
Anonymous
40 months ago
Pan Mal
39 months ago

Name the rat

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Paula Jo Roney
40 months ago

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.

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Noah Infinity Sign
40 months ago

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.

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Althea Dooadoo
40 months ago

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

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Cassie Miller
40 months ago

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.

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