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Scott Mossman, Immigration Lawyer, Oakland/San Francisco/San Jose

Scott Mossman is an immigration lawyer licensed by the State Bar of California. For more than 20 years he has represented immigrants on applications for naturalization, adjustment of status, visas, and other immigration benefits and defended them in removal proceedings – often when they have a criminal record or other complex issues. He can assist with the following situations:

“I’m charged with a crime… and I’m not a citizen.”

Get an experienced immigration attorney on your team before making any decisions. Scott Mossman works with criminal defense attorneys and public defenders to protect against immigration harm. And, unlike most immigration lawyers, he does it on a weekly basis. That experience gives him an edge in persuading a prosecutor to accept a deal that saves your visa or green card—or the possibility of getting one in the future.

Learn more about help for California criminal charges.

“I’d like to apply for citizenship, but I have a little problem.”

Find out if you are eligible to naturalize. Immigration lawyer Scott Mossman specializes in difficult naturalization cases before the San Francisco and San Jose (Santa Clara) USCIS Field Offices. Scott has represented many applicants with arrests or convictions for DUI, domestic violence, shoplifting, fraud, sex crimes, etc. He represents applicants with other potential good moral character issues as well, such as being late on taxes or child support. Scott can also assess whether not being completely truthful on a previous visa or immigration application disqualifies an immigrant from naturalizing.

Learn more about naturalization representation.

“Can I travel or renew my visa with an arrest?”

Did a consulate revoke your visa for an arrest or conviction? Are you concerned you might not be allowed to return to the U.S. if you leave? A noncitizen is never more vulnerable than when outside the U.S. trying to get back in. Immigration attorney Scott Mossman can advise you on your chances and represent you on applying for a new visa. He will provide a letter documenting your admissibility to present to the consular officer and the inspecting officer at the port of entry. He'll also get you ready to answer their questions.

Learn more about travel/visa renewals.

“My application is taking longer than others.”

Scott Mossman will assess whether there is an unreasonable delay in the adjudication of your immigration application or petition. If so, getting the case "unstuck" may be possible by filing a mandamus and Administrative Procedure Act lawsuit in federal court.

Learn more about mandamus and Administrative Procedure Act lawsuits for delay.