Chace Crawford was able to strike a deal in court today regarding the case against him that started after a Plano, Texas cop found him sitting in a car with a joint last summer. The Gossip Girl actor kinda got the book thrown at him considering all he in his possession was one measly doobie, which is a good or bad thing, depending on whether or not you think celebrities are never fairly judged in court or if the good green offends you.
The deal is this: If Chace does 24 hours of community service (something that someone at his level of fame should be doing anyway,) reports to a probation officer and stays out of trouble for the next year, the charges will be dropped. Doesn’t seem like all that bad of a punishment when you think about how shitty jail time and the legal system is… but all of that drama over a joint? Do they seriously have nothing better to do in Texas?
What do you think about this punishment? Does Chace deserve to be slapped on the wrist for his actions, or is this whole thing a great big waste of the Texas legal system’s time and resources? I’m in Los Angeles, and I’m pretty sure most cops out here would hop in your car and smoke the doobage with you if you were caught in the same situation, so I have a feeling my idea of drug crimes might be a little skewed.