Posted by Bob
Patrick Clancy saved my life. Two girls falsely accused me of inappropriately touching them while I put them to bed when they were little. I was put in jail! I was pressured to just settle -- admit to sex crimes, and not face the expense and misery of sitting in jail for months, followed by a jury trial, and facing life in prison. The court and justice system treated me like a condemned child molester, but I was innocent. My family found Patrick Clancy on the internet. Mr. Clancy does not settle cases; he takes a case to trial. Clancy studied my case carefully, examined my court documents and analyzed the children’s testimony. He hired a great investigator, who found out a lot about the girls, their mother and all their troubled personalities. He hired a respected child psychologist and a specialist appellate lawyer to have important witness testimony ruled admissible. Most of all, he figured out why the girls turned on me and falsely accused me. When the DA saw it all, the case was dismissed without even going to trial. Thank you, Mr. Clancy. Your expertise and strategy saved me from a potential 25 years to life and gave me my life back.
Posted by anonymous
Un mexicano indocumentado con una condena previa por abuso de menores. ¡Mi vida había terminado!
Recientemente, una sobrina joven me acusó falsamente de haberla molestado. Me mantuvieron en la cárcel sin fianza. El Sr. Clancy trajo intérpretes con él cuando me visitó en la cárcel. Mi familia extendida recaudó los fondos para contratar al Equipo Legal de Inocencia porque querían que yo tuviera lo mejor.
Anteriormente, como joven me acusaron de tocar a mi hermana, pero no lo hice y no entendí lo que sucedió en el tribunal de menores. Ahora, me enfrentaba a una vida en prisión y, si alguna vez salía, me enfrentaba una deportación dejando a mí familia en los Estados Unidos.
Patrick Clancy fue el "Jefe Estratega" en mi caso. Él me creyó cuando le dije que yo era inocente. Mi esposa tenía una pista de lo que podría haber sido la causa de la falsa acusación y, como jefe estratega, el Sr. Clancy desarrolló esta lista en el caso.
El plan del caso era que un amigo de mi sobrina estaba en un hogar de acogida. Esta amiga quería que mi sobrina se uniera a ella en el hogar de acogida. Ellas planificaron una acusación formal de abuso sexual en mi contra para que ellas pudieran vivir juntas en el hogar de acogida.
Descubrí que había aceptado un acuerdo por abusar sexualmente de mi hermana cuando era menor de edad. No entendía lo que estaba sucediendo en el tribunal de menores. Ahora, mi hermana dio una declaración por escrito en el caso actual apoyándome e indicando que nunca la molesté y que ella confiaba totalmente en mí con respecto a los niños.
La estrategia fue desarrollada por el Sr. Clancy y reunió toda la evidencia necesaria.
La acusadora admitió que ella había inventado la historia como parte de un plan para vivir con su amiga.
La evidencia que el Sr. Clancy había reunido fue entregada al Fiscal del Distrito antes de la audiencia preliminar. Después de la audiencia preliminar, la fiscalía quedó satisfecha y desestimó todos los cargos. La estrategia del caso del Sr. Clancy condujo a un despido de del caso.
Mi vida fue salvada.
Posted by anonymous
When my teenage daughters wanted boyfriends more than a Dad, and my ex-wife wanted custody at any cost, the false accusations flew wild. From multiple felony counts and the possibility for 100's of years in prison, to the truth and my freedom. What a ride through hell. Thank God Mr. Clancy and his team found the truth and brought it out in force. 12-1/2 inches of discover that the police failed to find, let alone follow up with, a secret IPad from my daughters and an over zealous DA all meant my life went from typical suburbia to a living hell. When the D.A. reviewed the package from Mr. Clancy and his team, the settlement offers flooded in. If you find yourself charged with anything even close to this, it is time to make the call, your life might be at stake. This man is THE most focused attorney I have ever worked with, bar none. Thank you Mr. Clancy for being there and wading into hell beside me.
Posted by Tom`
My case was as highly prejudice as you can get. My family are practicing naturist (nudist). I moved from California to Texas. I was then arrested, and all of my electronics were search. Naturist family photos were found on my iPad. However, one disgusting lewd photograph of my 12 year old daughter was also found on my iPad. I had never seen it before. I was charged with two felonies counts Federal Court based upon this one photograph. In Texas I went through three attorneys that I do not feel represented me adequately. While in California I had lost trust in what my daughter was doing on the internet. I installed spyware on the smartphone. The spyware sent email reports to my smartphone. I found out she was pretending to be an 18 year old student from Stanford and trying to set up “hook ups” with adult males. She was sending inappropriate photos of herself to adult males via “Tender’. I destroyed her smartphone in front of her eyes. She was totally mad. My Smartphone was in the custody of California Law Enforcement. After multiple requests none of my attorneys worked to get control of my smartphone that was back in California. I was in custody for 14 month and was about to go to trial without my corroborating evidence (the spyware email reports) I then made the biggest mistake of my life. I was offered credit for time served and release; or I had to go to trial without my best evidence and I face 30 years in prison. I took the deal expecting to be immediately released. That was false. I was released from Federal Prison and was immediately transported to the California jail to stand trial for child molestation carrying a potential life sentence in a California Prison.
In California I went through five attorneys and I did not feel they could handle the case. I was a nudist that had plead to taking a pornographic picture of my daughter. It took two and a half years with no progress. My wife found Patrick Clancy who specialized in these cases for four decades.
Mr. Clancy immediately got my cell phone and had it analyzed. He was the first in eight attorneys that did his job. Mr. Clancy attacked the plea bargain to the California Jury as coerced. We had another hurdle put in our way. The Judge would not let in the motivation of why my daughter was furious with me. The Judge sanitized the evidence under the Rape Shield Laws. We were only allowed to state that I had found that she and done something on the internet that was “inappropriate”.
However, Mr. Clancy did not give up. He showed the spyware to the jury. He called a lot of my naturist friends that also had children so that the jury could see that naturism was not sexual. He called people that knew my daughter had problems with the truth. He also introduced that I had found evidence using Spyware that my daughter had done “inappropriate conduct” that lead to her smartphone being destroyed with an ax. He introduced prior inconsistent statements from my daughter about who took the lewd photography and showed how it was physically possible that it was a selfie for her friends.
Without the evidence that the judge had sanitized out we were only able to hang the jury.
Mr. Clancy immediately started to prepare for a second trial. We were hoping to get a different judge and a different ruling on the admissibility of what I had discovered on my daughter’s smartphone.
On the day of the start of the second trial the case was dismissed.
I need to tell you about the personal side of “Patrick”. He took the time to keep my wife and I both informed on the progress of the case. We always felt we were part of the case and he listened to our ideas. He was very patient in explaining what was happening and why. He sacrificed many Sundays and nights to help us.
He never gave up and that gave us hope. We highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous
I was arrested and had a bail of $1,850,000. My girlfriend found, hired, and paid Patrick Clancy a $25,000 retainer to represent me because her research said he was the best. He came to the jail and met with me three times. He worked with my friends on the outside. I was arrested Friday night. I was release without any charges being filed on Wednesday.
I overheard the police talking at the jail. They said the District Attorney was not going to file the case because the attorney, I hired, Patrick Clancy, was no one to mess with.
I give credit to Mr. Clancy's reputation leading to no charges filed.
Without being asked, Mr. Clancy refunded 90% of the retainer and kept a small amount to cover the time he had put into the case. Not only was he the best, he was so fair when he refunded most of the money without even being asked.
Posted by anonymous
At first my union assigned me a lawyer who informed me that at least 90% percent of these cases end up in a plea bargain and that I would most likely be going to jail for a very long time. Patrick Clancy on the other hand assured me that he brings his cases to trial.
From the moment I met Pat, I felt not only was I in expert hands, but also in the hands of a kind and caring person. The terror that was always lurking (with these kinds of false allegations) was offset by his jovial nature and a ‘legal power’ that he carries with over 40 years of experience in this very unique work.
In the end my case was dropped due to evidence dug up by the excellent investigator who works with Pat, and Pat’s courtroom strategy. It turned out that the first accuser had significant problems which skewed his/her memory and the second accuser was only a copycat caught in his/her own lies. Pat, with the support of his investigator, was able to uncover and bring to light these issues and put together an argument which convinced the DA to drop the case.
Posted by Robert
In 2015-2016 I had multiple allegations of molestation dismissed against me without trial. I was accused by a couple of family members. My first attorney worked very hard on my case and was a very fine man but he suggested I needed an expert in the field of child molestation allegation to take over the case. He introduced me to Patrick Clancy. I was told he was the best in his field of child molestation allegations. My bail was over a million dollars and I was not able to make bail and had been in jail for approximately 8 months when Mr. Clancy took over my case. Mr. Clancy quickly prepared the case during the preliminary hearing he was able to disprove the major count against me which carried life in prison. Based upon the dismissal of that count Mr. Clancy got my bail reduced and I was able to make bail based on that reduced amount. It was the last day I spent in custody on my case. I was free and it felt so good. Mr. Clancy prepared the case for trial but before the case went to trial the accusers refused to proceed and all of the sex allegations were dismissed. Mr. Clancy and I had several interesting conversations, some included politics. We were from two totally different backgrounds. He always made himself available to me. Mr. Clancy gave e me emotional support that I really needed during a very difficult time in my life. Mr. Clancy really showed that he cared. Mr. Clancy was a life saver.
Posted by Walter
In 2016 I was falsely accused of the molestation of my daughter. I had been the victim of “Parental Alienation” for a period of ten years arising out of a bitter child custody battle. I was facing life in prison if convicted. I did my research to locate the best attorney in California on the issues of Parental Alienation. My research lead me to hired Mr. Patrick Clancy.
I was in jail with a bail of over 6.7 million dollars. I would have been able to bail out with the help of family but Mr. Clancy asked me to hold on for a few days in jail and he would work to get the bail reduced. He got it reduced to $1 million dollars and I bailed out. This saved me over $360,000 in bail bond fees.
Mr. Clancy then studied my case which was voluminous. There were over three boxes of paperwork. He then carefully selected items to show to the DA in an attempt to educate the DA on the case and get the charges dropped without the need of a trial. He was successful in getting the charges dismissed before the preliminary hearing. I was totally relieved and grateful to him for his work. During the time I was in jail, he showed me and my wife great kindness, comfort, and support. We were very lucky to have found him.
Posted by Jon
I was accused of a lewd and lascivious act on a minor. The thought alone was heartbreaking mixed with terror and fright. After doing research online, i then knew i was facing Prison and Sex Registration. Thanks to Patrick Clancy, I never went to prison or had to register for sex Offender. He is a master at his craft and when i say master at his craft. Sex Crimes are his primary cases and it shows. Patrick Clancy was not the First defense attorneys i had called. I was calling local criminal defense attorneys and after doing research about their firms I realized sex crimes were mixed in with a plethora of other types of cases they handled. I thought of the expression jack of all trades master of none. My very life was at stake, so i did further research and that's when I found Patrick Clancy, that's all he worked on was sex crimes. Remember when I said master at his craft. So i called him at night and he answered.I gave him a brief description about my charge and we set up an appointment the next evening. Patrick Clancy was about an hour away and when your facing prison, i would have driven ten, you don't always neen a local attorney. If you do so happen to live in Walnut Creek then Patrick Clancy Should be your attorney. Thank you Patrick, i will never forget you, thank you soo much. If i could give you more than 5 stars i would.
Posted by Jesse
At 26 years old I had been a youth soccer coach for over 8 years and had trained over 2000 soccer players without a single complaint. Out of nowhere I was accused of molestation by a 10 year old soccer player I had taught for only two days. I was shocked by this false accusation.
The nightmare continued when the detective assigned to my case failed to interview the 20 witnesses who were present at the time of the alleged event. Yet, the case moved forward. How could this happen? During the trial in 2016 I learned that the detective on my case had been on the sexual molestation investigation team for one week and he had not attended a single course in child molestation investigations. There was zero investigation done when I was accused.
I hired Patrick Clancy because I found out that he was an expert in this field. He is the “Chief Strategist” of the Innocence Legal Team. I learned during the trial exactly what that meant. My friends, family and I could not understand why this child would accuse me. I had done nothing against or to her.
Mr. Clancy said I was looking in the wrong direction to answer the question of why me? Why was I accused?
Mr. Clancy’s team carefully investigated my case and found that the student who accused me quit a soccer team the prior year even though her parents were athletes. During the soccer camp that I was running this 10 year old was with 7 and 9 year old children. She unfortunately was not as good of a soccer player as the younger children in her camp.
She was picked last each day for the scrimmages. The younger children did not even sit with her during breaks. Mr. Clancy explained to the jury that this child wanted out of doing the soccer camp because she was humiliated by being rejected and felt inferior.
For the first time I understood what motivated this student to do what she did. The jury returned a verdict in 1 ½ hours. I now understand the importance of a strategy and proper investigation. Everyone else had missed it.