Paloalto Criminal Law

Firm Profile

Nolan, Armstrong & Barton, LLP provides quality criminal defense in Silicon Valley. The three partners in the firm are California State Bar certified criminal law specialists who have extensive experience in handling a wide variety of criminal matters, including criminal high tech trade secret and other business crimes, homicides, sex offenses, narcotics, domestic violence, drunk driving and misdemeanor charges. The firm serves Bay Area counties with a focus in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Its practice extends to State and Federal trial and appellate courts. All attorneys participate extensively in professional development programs.

Philosophy of Practice

Nolan, Armstrong & Barton, LLP is devoted exclusively to the defense of individuals and corporations accused of criminal activities. We are an AV-rated firm and are listed in the Preeminent Edition of Martindale-Hubbell.


We take pride in providing high quality, aggressive representation, tailored to our clients’ individual needs and resources.


At Nolan, Armstrong & Barton, LLP, the entire firm cooperates on each case so that every attorney can contribute his or her expertise. We believe that our clients should be actively involved in the handling of their cases, and that they are entitled to know what is happening in their cases at all times.

When important strategy decisions need to be made, we make sure that our clients are aware of the advantages and disadvantages of each approach so that they can understand why we are recommending a particular strategy.


Practice Areas

Nolan, Armstrong & Barton, LLP offers representation at every stage of a criminal proceeding: the initial investigation; grand jury proceedings; pretrial motions and negotiation; jury trial; and, when necessary, on appeal. We provide representation in virtually every area of criminal law, including:


White Collar Representation, Criminal Trade Secret Investigations, Computer Crimes, Mail and Wire Fraud, Tax Evasion, Securities Violations, Perjury, Copyright Infringement, Import/Export Crimes, and Embezzlement.

Felonies and Misdemeanors, Homicide, Assault, Vehicular Manslaughter, Sex Crimes, Domestic Violence, Theft and Fraud, and Drug Offenses.

Traffic-Related Offenses, Driving Under the Influence, Vehicle Code Violations, and Administrative License Suspensions.

Juvenile Proceedings

Ancillary Proceedings, Record Clearances, Pardons, and Stanford Disciplinary Proceedings.

Post-Conviction Proceedings, Criminal Appeals and Habeas Corpus.