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Matthew John Golden

Matthew John Golden

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

I am passionate about helping people with their legal issues, especially in the fields of criminal law and driving while impaired offenses. I have represented people from all walks of life, including indigent clients, high school and college students, business owners, nurses, professors and people in the military. I pride myself in taking an individualize approach to every case, and never settling for anything but the best result for my clients. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2011

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    3 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    3 years



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Aidan Joseph Toland

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Aidan Toland Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Gregory J. Plumides

    I endorse this lawyer. He is a very aggressive young attorney who knows how to get things done. He is always very responsive and has an excellent understanding of the law.


    Gregory Plumides Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Matthew J. Golden

127 W. Hargett St.
Suite 603
Raleigh, NC, 27601




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AVVO Client's Choice AwardAVVO2014
AVVO Client's Choice AwardAVVO2013
Understanding and Defending Standardized Field Sobriety TestsDrugs & Alcohol Risk Management2013
NHTSA Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving EnforcementDrugs & Alcohol Risk Management2013
Preparing and Defending Drugged Driving and DRE CasesDrugs & Alcohol Risk Management2013
Advanced Trial Advocacy AwardCampbell University School of Law2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyMatthew J. Golden, Attorney at Law, PLLC2011 - Present
Legal InternMoore County District Attorney's Office2010 - 2011
Legal InternWake County Public Defender2009 - 2010


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial LawyersMember2013 - Present
United States District Court, Eastern District of North CarolinaAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Wake County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeMember2011 - Present
North Carolina State BarAdmitted to Practice2011 - Present
10th Judicial District Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. R.G.Dismissed by Judge After P.C. Hearing
State v. A.B.Not Guilty
State v. G.T.Case Dismissed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Rutherford Publishing HouseA Cup of Coffee with 10 of the Top DUI Attorneys in the United States2015
Mjgoldenlaw.comReasonable Suspicion of DWI: North Carolina2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
University of RichmondPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2007

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
BNI Chapter Meeting - PresentationDWI: The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests2013