Naturalization & Citizenship

American citizenship is the goal of many people throughout Northern California and across the country, but some people face many challenges in achieving that dream. A prior criminal conviction, even for a minor offense years ago, can prevent a person from obtaining U.S. citizenship. An irregularity in a person's visa history or attempted immigration fraud can also present a serious obstacle to obtaining citizenship or legal residency.

The good news is that with the help of an experienced citizenship and naturalization attorney, many people with visa or immigration problems can achieve their goal of U.S. citizenship. Contact our California law firm for guidance with all of your naturalization concerns.

US Citizenship And Naturalization Guidance From A Respected Attorney

At Bean + Lloyd LLP, in Oakland, California, we help clients become citizens of the United States. Our attorneys have helped numerous clients overcome serious obstacles standing in the way of citizenship or normalized residency status, including clients who have prior criminal convictions or who have been under a removal order.

We also screen our clients for defects in how they acquired their residency to avoid falling into a trap at naturalization proceedings and instead being placed in removal proceedings. We take our responsibility of getting to know our client's case seriously. We do that to protect you.

At Your Side Through The Entire Process

Our firm can provide a consultation about your situation and assess your prospects for obtaining citizenship. We can:

  • Identify potential obstacles to U.S. citizenship
  • Recommend actions you can take to improve your chances of approval
  • Educate you about the naturalization process
  • Help you prepare your application
  • Coach you for the citizenship test

If you currently face a criminal charge, it is essential that you obtain the advice of a knowledgeable citizenship and naturalization lawyer. The way you address this charge can greatly affect your immigration status and your prospects for obtaining U.S. citizenship. Even if you have been convicted, there may be an opportunity to set aside the sentence or obtain a reduction to a lesser charge that can improve your chances.

Consult With A Proven Citizenship Lawyer Today

The attorneys at Bean + Lloyd LLP can evaluate your situation and provide guidance in this area. We can also refer you to capable criminal defense counsel who can represent you. At our firm, we receive great professional and personal satisfaction in helping our clients achieve U.S. citizenship. Let us help you.

For a consultation with our lawyers, call 510-433-1900 or contact us online.