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Since 2003, immigration attorney Scott Mossman has helped noncitizens and their families in the following types of situations.

“I’m charged with a crime… and I’m not a U.S. 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. Immigration lawyer Scott Mossman specializes in difficult naturalization cases before the San Francisco and San Jose USCIS Field Offices. Scott has represented many applicants with arrests or convictions for DUI, domestic violence, theft, 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. 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.


“I have immigration court in San Francisco”

Scott Mossman is a lawyer licensed by the State Bar of California who can defend you in court in removal (deportation) proceedings. He accepts both detained and non-detained clients, but only if the case is before the San Francisco Immigration Court. Most of his removal clients have lived in the United States undocumented for a long time or they are at risk of losing their green card due to a criminal conviction.

Learn more about removal defense.