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What’s Trending – Pope Francis and 5-year old Sophia Cruz breaks through barricade to give the Pope a message

“I’m scared that ICE will take my family away.”

Words spoken by Sophia Cruz, the young girl who is making headlines for handing Pope Francis a letter yesterday in Washington, D.C., pleading for her family’s battle to stay in the United States and the millions of others who are facing the same battle.

The way she delivered […]

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Truancy is a Thing of the Past

As of September 1, 2015, truancy will no longer be a criminal offense in the State of Texas. #sealeslawfirmtaughtyou #onthefirstdayofschool #lawdonedifferently.


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Ify Seales

Your Questions Answered: Can I Film the Police?

Part 1 – Is it even legal?

Short Answer: Pretty much.
The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to […]

Clearing Your Texas Criminal Record Series: Why Should I Look Into “Clearing” My Criminal Record

According to the National Employment Law Project, 1 in 4 United States adults has a criminal history. More often than not, an individual comes to me wanting answers when facing these dire situations:

“I tried to get a job and found out that they wouldn’t hire me because of a misdemeanor I had on my […]

Dear Ify & No-Refusal Enforcement Weekends in Texas

Dear Ify,
You recently posted on Facebook that Memorial Day Weekend was a No-Refusal enforcement weekend.  What does that mean and why do I need to be careful? I’m just saying, it’s a holiday, why can’t I celebrate?!
Yours truly,
Ready to Par-tay!
Dear Ready to Par-Tay,
Don’t let me put a damper on your party weekend, but I […]

How to Find a Great Attorney and Get Peace of Mind

Hiring an average attorney could mean the difference between total hysteria and peace of mind.  So, how will you know what a great attorney looks like? Well, I will give you 5 qualities you need to look for when attorney-shopping.
1. A great attorney is responsive.
Don’t you hate it when you call, email, or text […]

How the Law Chose Me

When I was 23 years old, I faced one of the toughest decisions of my young adult life.  Would I chase the game I loved so much and play professional basketball oversees? Or would I follow my calling and attend law school where I feared I would inevitably waste away to nothing because of […]