With police brutality making news headlines across America, citizens need to remain extra vigilant and alert during traffic stops, ensuring police have no extra incentive to show aggression. In Waco, Texas, two lawyers created a music video to help residents understand their rights during a roadside stop and avoid feeling the wrath of the unjust war on drugs. While it might not be the most professional way to make the public take notice, it is definitely an effective method, as customers are beginning to seek out the cannabis-conscious firm for representation.
Attorneys Will Hutson and Chris Harris didn’t need to use fancy auto-tune or electric instruments to create their latest advertising jingle. No, instead the two Baylor Law School alumni relied on acoustic guitars and outstanding vocals to deliver a tune no cannabis connoisseur could forget.
“Don’t Eat Your Weed” warns Texas residents of the serious consequence they could face if, yes you guessed it, they chose to eat their weed or conceal it in any other way during a traffic stop, rather than allow police to find it. Under Texas law, any possession of cannabis under two ounces is considered a Class B
Under Texas law, any possession of cannabis under two ounces is considered a Class B misdemeanor, leading to a fine and possible probation. However, attempting to conceal evidence during a police investigation is a third-degree felony.
These are not really like commercials, they are more like public service announcements. – Harris
This isn’t the first hit tune for Hutson and Harris. They’ve also released a track called “Shut Up,” which aims to remind residents of their Fifth Amendment right to remain silent during traffic stops. While these are definitely not your average attorneys, they show a true understanding of how severe some roadside stops can be.
Their work is helping to educated Texas residents of how to remain within their rights and not further incriminate themselves. Even State District Judge Matt Johnson watched the video and was pleased with what he saw.
I have seen a significant number of cases that are charged as felony tampering with physical evidence that arise out of somebody trying to eat or ingest a misdemeanor amount of marijuana. Mr. Hutson and Mr. Harris have certainly developed a unique way to communicate with their clients or potential clients.
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