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Indeed, that's kinda the stance that even the prosecutor in Nelson's case seems to be taking. TMZ reports that the prosecutor would be willing to let Nelson's punishment fit an increasingly popular perception of the crime -- rather than let him face up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine, if Nelson sings 'Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain' inside the courtroom, then all will be forgiven and the 77-year-old country singer will have to pay just a $100 penalty.
Both Nelson and the presiding judge must accept the terms for this to happen, but our guess is that Nelson's expert attorney -- Joe Turner, who got Nelson's previous marijuana charge dropped, in 1994 -- is tuning up the guitar. Let freedom sing!