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 your problem is big or little. 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.
“Please help—ICE took my dad this morning.”
Acting quickly can be essential when ICE detains someone. If the detention happened in the San Francisco Bay Area, call us. Scott will meet with the detained person and determine his or her options. When release on bond is possible, Scott will work with family members to prove the person is not a danger to the community or a flight risk. In or out of custody, Scott will represent the detainee on contesting the charges and applying for permission to stay in the U.S., such as cancellation of removal or adjustment of status.
Learn more about removal defense and immigration bond.
“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’m undocumented. Can you help me fix my status?”
Did you enter the U.S. illegally or overstay your visa? We welcome these cases. Some attorneys prefer to focus on routine marriage cases for clients who came recently on a visa. Sure, we take those too. More often, though, our clients have been undocumented for many years—either they overstayed their visa 5, 10, or even 20 years ago or they entered the U.S. without having a visa in the first place. Scott Mossman offers an in-depth evaluation to find out if they have any options. Those options might include consular processing with an I-601A provisional waiver, adjusting to permanent resident status through a citizen spouse or child, adjusting under section 245(i), U visa status, asylum, DACA, self-petitioning through VAWA, registry, or relief in removal proceedings.
Learn more about immigration options.