Patrick Clancy is California’s Most Prominent Sex Crimes Defense Attorney and Leading Author

He has tried and won more child molestation jury trials than any other attorney in the State of California

From Diablo Magazine about Patrick Clancy, The Founder of the Innocence Legal Team

“Patrick Clancy, Founder of the Innocence Legal Team, is among the top five child molestation defense trial attorneys in the United States. We jointly created State Bar of California approved continuing education courses covering all issues in child molestation. Defense have taught hundreds of attorneys in the techniques of defending these cases. I was his expert witness in a case that NBC filmed for three weeks and made into a television special. We have also worked on child molestation cases as attorneys together. I know of no one that has tried and won more child molestation defenses.” Demosthenes Lorandos, PhD in Psychology, Doctorate in Law, Licensed in New York, Washington, D.C., Michigan, and California. Noted author/co-author of “Cross Examining Experts in the Behavioral Sciences”, “The International Handbook of Parental Alienation Syndrome”, “Parental Alienation - Handbook for Mental Health and Legal Professionals” and “Benchbook in the Behavioral Sciences”
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Patrick Clancy—A vastly superior win rate

From Diablo Magazine about Patrick Clancy, The Founder of the Innocence Legal Team

“Patrick Clancy, Founder of the Innocence Legal Team, is among the top five child molestation defense trial attorneys in the United States. We jointly created State Bar of California approved continuing education courses covering all issues in child molestation. Defense have taught hundreds of attorneys in the techniques of defending these cases. I was his expert witness in a case that NBC filmed for three weeks and made into a television special. We have also worked on child molestation cases as attorneys together. I know of no one that has tried and won more child molestation defenses.” Demosthenes Lorandos, PhD in Psychology, Doctorate in Law, Licensed in New York, Washington, D.C., Michigan, and California. Noted author/co-author of “Cross Examining Experts in the Behavioral Sciences”, “The International Handbook of Parental Alienation Syndrome”, “Parental Alienation - Handbook for Mental Health and Legal Professionals” and “Benchbook in the Behavioral Sciences”

From Diablo Magazine about Patrick Clancy, The Founder of the Innocence Legal Team

“Patrick Clancy, Founder of the Innocence Legal Team, is among the top five child molestation defense trial attorneys in the United States. We jointly created State Bar of California approved continuing education courses covering all issues in child molestation. Defense have taught hundreds of attorneys in the techniques of defending these cases. I was his expert witness in a case that NBC filmed for three weeks and made into a television special. We have also worked on child molestation cases as attorneys together. I know of no one that has tried and won more child molestation defenses.” Demosthenes Lorandos, PhD in Psychology, Doctorate in Law, Licensed in New York, Washington, D.C., Michigan, and California. Noted author/co-author of “Cross Examining Experts in the Behavioral Sciences”, “The International Handbook of Parental Alienation Syndrome”, “Parental Alienation - Handbook for Mental Health and Legal Professionals” and “Benchbook in the Behavioral Sciences”

From Diablo Magazine about Patrick Clancy, The Founder of the Innocence Legal Team

LEADING AUTHOR


“Patrick Clancy, Founder of the Innocence Legal Team, is among the top five child molestation defense trial attorneys in the United States. We jointly created State Bar of California approved continuing education courses covering all issues in child molestation. Defense have taught hundreds of attorneys in the techniques of defending these cases. I was his expert witness in a case that NBC filmed for three weeks and made into a television special. We have also worked on child molestation cases as attorneys together. I know of no one that has tried and won more child molestation defenses.” Demosthenes Lorandos, PhD in Psychology, Doctorate in Law, Licensed in New York, Washington, D.C., Michigan, and California. Noted author/co-author of “Cross Examining Experts in the Behavioral Sciences”, “The International Handbook of Parental Alienation Syndrome”, “Parental Alienation - Handbook for Mental Health and Legal Professionals” and “Benchbook in the Behavioral Sciences”

From Diablo Magazine about Patrick Clancy, The Founder of the Innocence Legal Team

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“Patrick Clancy, Founder of the Innocence Legal Team, is among the top five child molestation defense trial attorneys in the United States. We jointly created State Bar of California approved continuing education courses covering all issues in child molestation. Defense have taught hundreds of attorneys in the techniques of defending these cases. I was his expert witness in a case that NBC filmed for three weeks and made into a television special. We have also worked on child molestation cases as attorneys together. I know of no one that has tried and won more child molestation defenses.” Demosthenes Lorandos, PhD in Psychology, Doctorate in Law, Licensed in New York, Washington, D.C., Michigan, and California. Noted author/co-author of “Cross Examining Experts in the Behavioral Sciences”, “The International Handbook of Parental Alienation Syndrome”, “Parental Alienation - Handbook for Mental Health and Legal Professionals” and “Benchbook in the Behavioral Sciences”
Patrick Clancy is the co-author of the book “Has a Child Been Molested?” Published in 1977, “Has a Child Been Molested?” shows how caring and intelligent people, including police officers, social workers, child therapists, teachers and even parents, may unwittingly create false accusations of sexual abuse. It explores the multiple myths labeled as “syndromes,” by which law enforcement and medical personnel have lead to so many false accusations against innocent people. This well cited book, available below for free download, concludes with information to assist in avoiding such accusations and steps one can take if they find themselves accused.

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Our Team of experts is exclusively dedicated to defending against sex crime allegations


  • Innocence Legal Team is the only law firm in California that specializes exclusively in sex crime allegations, especially child molestation and rape allegations.
  • With expertise, passion and dedication, we are fierce advocates for our clients. We build a winning defense strategy that is highly unique for each allegation.
  • With the Innocence Legal Team by your side you will feel confidence and hope for your future.

We defend you when the odds are stacked against you

  • The prosecution uses severe potential sentences to extract plea bargains. However, some of these defendants are innocent.
  • The sentencing laws in child molestation cases are more severe than for murder. If you committed first degree murder of a child, you would be facing a sentence of 25 to life.
  • If you sexually touch without penetration two different children each under 14 years of age, each count carries 15 to life.
  • If there is one child who is 10 years of age or younger, and the defendant is age 18 or older, and there is some penetration no matter how slight, the sentence is 25 years to life per count.
  • If there is no penetration, only one child and that child is under 14 years old, the potential sentence is 8 years per count

How We Win

Preparation, preparation, preparation…

  • To maximize your chances of the most favorable outcome in a sex crime allegation case, we prepare extensively, using “The System”.
  • To prepare extensively you cannot have a huge case load. Fewer cases means more time to prepare “your” case.

Patrick Clancy is the “True Expert” in the field.
Founder and Chief Strategist, Innocence Legal Team

  • He has TRIED more Child Molestation jury trials than any other attorney in the State of California.
  • He has WON more Child Molestation jury trials than any other attorney in the State of California
  • He is the “Team Leader” for 4-6 cases at a time and “Chief Strategist” for all the Innocence Legal Team cases

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Our Winning Strategy!

The Innocence Legal Team is a multi-disciplinary team of experts with each member of the team brings their own unique skill set to the case.

Patrick Clancy, the Founder of the Innocence Legal Team and the “Chief Stategist”, created “The System”. 

“The System” is an organizational structure for handling complex cases.  Mr. Clancy has taught California Continuing Education of the Bar Classes in  the use of “The System”.

Our Multi-Disciplinary Team combined with using “The System” is the Winning Strategy for maximizing your chances of obtaining the best possible result in your case.

  • The Innocence Legal Team is a multi-disciplinary team of experts with each member of the team brings their own unique skill set to the case.
  • Patrick Clancy, the Founder of the Innocence Legal Team and the “Chief Stategist”, created “The System”.
  • “The System” is an organizational structure for handling complex cases. Mr. Clancy has taught California Continuing Education of the Bar Classes in the use of “The System”.
  • Our Multi-Disciplinary Team combined with using “The System” is the Winning Strategy for maximizing your chances of obtaining the best possible result in your case.

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Building A Multi-Disciplinary Team

Chief Strategist

Creates the Battle Plan

Team Leaders

Implements the Battle Plan

Research Attorneys

Drafts legal documents

Science Advisor

Identifies and advises on medical and psychological issues

Expert Witnesses

Trial Witness on Key Issues

Paralegals

Data organization and administration.

Investigators

Investigates the Defense Theories

Appellate Attorneys

Finds prior mistakes to get convictions overturned.

Practice Areas

Child Sexual Abuse

Over half of molestation-abuse accusations are false, yet this crime has the highest conviction rate of any felony charge.

Presentations

FMS False Memory Syndrome Allegation

Motions on Admissibility of the Defense

Motions on Inadmissibility of Prosecution Evidence

Motions to Clean Your Record and Misc Motions

Training Seminars

Syndrome Evidence and Junk Science (Countering CSAAS)

FAQ

Child Pornography

Child pornography is a still a serious crime that is punished with a prison sentences and life-log registration as a sex offender.

Child Physical Abuse

If your child has unusual or unexplained injuries, you could be accused of child physical abuse, be charged, tried and could face a jail or prison sentence.

Presentations

Motions on Admissibility of the Defense

Motions on Inadmissibility of Prosecution Evidence

Training Seminars

FAQ

Defense of Date Rape and Rape Allegations

In today’s culture, rape allegations have become a product of the clash between the “Free Love” and Feminist Movements of the 1960’s and the more recent “Me Too” Movement. Morning after “Buyer’s remorse” becomes an allegation of date rape.

Rape Allegation Presentation

Motions on Admissibility of the Defense

Motions on Inadmissibility of Prosecution Evidence

Training Seminars

FAQ

Defense of Internet Sting

The "Crime de jour" of the 90's. It possible to sit at your own computer exercising your 1st amendment rights and be the subject of police Internet Sex Stings operation

Appeals From Sex Crime Convictions

The earlier you begin the appeals process, the better chance you have for possible reversal.

Clean Your Records

Today a person convicted of a sexual offense is required to register as a sex offender for life which is now accessible to the public. there are limited way to get off of the Sex Offender Registry

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A Local Attorney or A Multi-Disciplinary Team of Experts in the field? Focus on what matters?


Does hiring a local attorney give you an advantage with your case?

  • You are being told by a local attorney that he knows the DA or he knows the Judge. Do you think that a Judge or a DA will risk ruining their career by doing a favor for someone accused of a sex crime? No! The judge and the jury are swayed and impressed by a defense presented with skill, which means you should focus on the expertise and experience of the attorney you are about to hire.
  • You are told by a local attorney that he knows the politics of the county. Do you want someone influenced by the politics of the county or someone that has no fear of the local politics?
  • Expertise, experience and skills are more important than hiring a local attorney when your entire future is at stake.

Mistakes today have consequences in the future

Too many times we have to repair the damage caused by a prior attorney

  • The Innocence Legal Team is often the second law firm hired by the client. Many thought that they initially hired an expert in sex crimes defense but learned that they were wrong.
  • One fatal mistake is pressuring a client who is innocent into a plea bargain before the case is prepared and an intelligent and informed decision can be made.
  • Mistakes in case strategy developed by your prior attorney may be irreparable.
  • Mistakes usually mean that you have spent tens of thousands of dollars before discovering that you have the wrong attorney. This may leave you without sufficient funds to hire the “True Experts”.

When do I call an attorney?

You should call an attorney as soon as you become aware that you are a target of an investigation.

CALL NOW, AVOID JAIL

  • Ask yourself this: ? Has someone made an allegation against me? Are the police working on preparing a case against me? It is time to call.
  • Pre-emptive preparation may help in having no charges filed at all and avoiding arrest and jail.
  • Pre-emptive Investigation can prevent witnesses being lost or changing sides due to pressure.
  • You need an attorney to protect you from police tactics.
  • You can be tricked into an interrogation that is designed to use psychological pressure on you.
  • Beware of pretext phone calls! You maybe psychologically pressured and recorded.
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