Will Hutson and Chris Harris, two lawyers from Waco, have taken a rather atypical approach to offering legal advice: singing.
The duo periodically uploads commercials for their law firm Hutson and Harris on YouTube, usually approaching different legal lessons in creative ways. And in one video, which has racked up over 200,000 views, Hutson and Harris tackled marijuana laws in Texas by singing a self-written country song called “Don’t Eat Your Weed.”
The lawyers say in the video that possessing marijuana in Texas classifies as a class B misdemeanor if a person is holding less than two ounces. But if the suspect tries to alter, destroy or conceal the weed when an officer approaches, the charge may become a third-degree felony for tampering with evidence.
In their most recent video, the lawyers offer five minutes of advice on why people should refrain from cooking their weed also. Though it’s not in the form of song, the video explains that turning marijuana into edibles can result in a first-degree felony charge and even lead to life in prison.
“There are some lawyers’ commercials out there that are just so ridiculous, you wonder if somebody would take you seriously,” Harris told the Tribune-Herald. “[W]e were hoping to look like a couple of guys who are lawyers who happen to play guitar. That is what we were shooting for.”