The Innocence Legal Team, Founded by Renowned Sex Crime Attorney and Leading Author Patrick Clancy, has California’s Most Preeminent Appellate Team

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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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 defense of sex crime allegations and appeal of sex crime convictions


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

Reverse Your Wrongful Conviction



  • 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
 

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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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.

Director of Operations

Handles business aspects of the firm including intake, data management and quality control.

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.

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We Defend Against Allegations of Molestation, Lewd Acts, Inappropriate Touching, and CA Penal Codes 288 Lewd Acts Under 14, 288(c) Lewd Acts under 15 , 288.5 Continuous Sexual Abuse, 286 Sodomy, 287 Oral Copulation, and 647.6 Misdemeanor

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-long registration as a sex offender.

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We Defend Against Allegations of Child Pornography Harmful Material, Obscene Matter, and CA Penal Codes 311 Definition, 311.1 Possession, 311.2 Distribution, 311.3 Sexual Exploitation 311.4 Employing a Minor to Make Pornography, 311.5 Advertising Child Pornography

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.

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We Defend Against Allegations of CA Penal Code 273a Willful Harm or Injury, 273d Corporal Punishment or Injury

Presentations

Motions on Admissibility of the Defense

Motions on Inadmissibility of Prosecution Evidence

Training Seminars

FAQ

RAPE

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.

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We Defend Against Allegations of Date Rape, Rape, Codes: 261 Rape, 261.5 Statutory Rape, 262 Spousal Rape, 264.1 Gang Rape and 289 Rape by a Foreign Object, by Threats, By Fraud, Unconscious/Intoxicated Victim

Rape Allegation Presentation

Motions on Admissibility of the Defense

Motions on Inadmissibility of Prosecution Evidence

Training Seminars

FAQ

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

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We Defend Against Allegations of CA Penal Code 664/288 Attempted Child Molestation, 288,2 Showing Harmful Matter, 288.3 Contact a Minor for Sex, and 288.4 Arrange a Meeting to Seduce

APPEALS FROM SEX CRIMES CONVICTIONS

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

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We Defend Against Allegations of CA Penal Code 1237, and USC 18USC 3731. We also prepare Motions for New Trial.

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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Codes: 290, Senate Bill 384
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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?


  • An appeal is entirely different then a trial. There are no appearances other than (in some cases) very brief oral argument. There are no negotiations. The Innocence Legal Team understands the differences and nuances of appellate practice.
  • The Innocence Legal Team is the top sex crime defense unit in California. Our Trial Team can prepare your Motion for New Trial to set up a successful appeal by our Appellate Team. We meet with the client even if incarcerated, no matter where. We keep the family informed every step of the way.
  • If you are being told by a local attorney that he or she knows the Attorney General or Appellate Court Judges, understand that it mean nothing. A Judge or the Attorney General will not risk their career by doing a favor for someone convicted of a sex crime. Appellate Court judges are swayed and impressed only by the quality of the arguments, writing and research presented. That is where the Innocence Legal Team excels.
  • 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 trial or prior appellate 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 appeals only to learn they were wrong.
  • One fatal mistake is missing a complicated legal issue. This can result in the failure to reverse the conviction.
  • 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,” the Innocence Legal Team.

When do I call an appellate attorney?

You should call an appellate attorney as soon as there is a conviction.

  • Contact us now to ensure ample time for a motion for new trial in the trial court (a necessary step to preserving appellate issues and a chance for reversal which takes much less time than an appeal).
  • A Notice of Appeal must be filed no later than 60 days after sentencing in felony cases.

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