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Matthew John Golden

Criminal defense Attorney at Raleigh, NC

4.8   67 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2011
    Status
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About Matthew

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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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Location

Matthew J. Golden
127 W. Hargett St.
Suite 603
Raleigh, NC, 27601

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Made my day
He is the best of the best. He saved me from court fines and dissmissed my case. Thank you so much.
Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2020
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Beat my speeding ticket!
I was so thankful he beat my speeding ticket... as I’m a FedEx driver and need a clean record!
Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
I recommend Attorney Golden as a lawyer
Attorney Golden was successful diminishing my speeding ticket without court fees and fines. I am very happy of the outcome . I highly recommend Attorney Golden for law services . From a happy client
Posted by Alex | June 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
THE BEST
Mr. Golden did everything in his power to win my case—and he did. He is professional, communicative, and detailed. I could not have worked with a better attorney. Do yourself a favor: hire this man!
Posted by Jarvier | January 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Saved!
Mister Matthew golden went the back for me his expert knowledge of criminal and traffic law expertise astounded me. Very prompt on all my questions and follow up calls. Mr. Golden also has some the best paralegals in the area as well. I was more than lucky to have found Mr. Golden in my time of legal distress. I was blessed so if you're reading this with legal troubles, or know someone who needs a lawyer contact Mathhew Golden.
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Posted by Alena | September 21, 2019
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Speeding Ticket
I received a speeding ticket in a work zone. I found Mr. Golden online. I called and talked to the Mr. Golden and he agreed to help me. He represented me for over a year and went to court every single time. Eventually the ticket was dismissed. I know my case is not the same as everyone’s, but I am very thankful for his help and Chelsea Sprouse for the timely updates. I had a child during this time and I wasn’t worried about this because I felt like I could trust him. I am very thankful for their help.
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2019
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Very Pleased
My family and I have used Mr. Golden's services for a bunch of tickets. He has always been able to achieve very favorable results! Highly recommended!
Posted by Prince D | May 9, 2019
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Mr & Mrs Dozier
I would personally like to thank Mr. Goldman for all his hard work with taking care of my wife’s case, if not from Mr. Goldman we would be in a world of trouble, if you are looking for the best lawyer in town to handle your case look no further than Mr. Goldman himself,,,,I recommend him to everybody out here who is having problems give them a call and you will be surprised at what he can do for you,,Thanks Again,,
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Posted by Elizabeth | April 18, 2019
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Excellent Attorney
Mr. Golden represented me for numerous traffic violations and aided me in getting charges reduced and/or dismissed so that I could regain my driving privileges back after my license had been suspended. I will highly recommend him to anyone who needed assistance in the future.
Posted by Warren | March 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Unbelievable Lawyer!
I was fighting a ticket on my own when I got pulled over for going 76 in 45. Concerned about losing my licenses, I hired Mr. Golden. He somehow miraculously had my ticket completely dismissed and I am forever grateful. Hopefully I will not have to face another ticket, but if I do, I will never go to another lawyer!
Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best in business
Me Golden has helped several lead footed people in my family and am amazed each time he is able to get charges dismissed or greatly reduced. Client for life!
Posted by Joshua | December 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Everything dismissed, such a relief!
Professional, approachable, and effective! Mathew Golden got all three of my charges dismissed and saved me from having a record that would followed me around the rest of my life.
Posted by Alma | September 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I’m very glad I choose Matthew his assistant kept me updated and at the end of the day he got my case dismissed!! Thank you !
Posted by sabir | July 21, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Speeding Ticket
Hired Mr Golden for a speeding ticket. The entire process was handled very professionally and I was kept informed at every step. Always got prompt replies from their office to all my emails queries during the process.
Posted by Chrissy | May 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The best!!!
The best attorney I’ve ever had to hire. I highly recommend Mr. Golden and his team to anyone in need of an attorney. You won’t be disappointed. Very accommodating and professional. I’ve already recommended him to family and friends and I know they too are highly satisfied.
Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2018
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Job Well Done
Matthew went to court for my work zone speeding violation. After several delays due to the officer not appearing or Matthew requesting a different judge, he was able to negotiate the dismissal of my ticket. I’m obviously very satisfied with the outcome, but more impressed than anything about his diligent work.
Posted by Daniel | February 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very Happy
Mr Golden represented me for my traffic incident. His staff was extremely nice and communicative throughout the entire process. And the end result of getting all issues dropped with no additional costs was more than I could have hoped for. I highly recommend him and his staff to anyone looking for representation.
Posted by Nash | February 14, 2018
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Supertb Traffic Lawyer
Results and actions speak louder than words. There are many traffic lawyers out there but Mr. Matthew Golden is one of the best, fantastic lawyer! I hired Mr. Matthew Golden and ended up with the best, excellent outcome (did not have to pay even court fee and fines). Mr. Golden has proven to be an awesome, intelligent and hard-working lawyer, who only works in client’s best interest. Him and his staff are very professional, courteous and caring. Also, there rates are very reasonable. Again, if you need a traffic ticket lawyer, look no further. You will not regret, not at all. This is my very unbiased opinion.
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Posted by Neeraj | December 14, 2017
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Dismissal !
Many thanks for excellent legal representation and dismissal of school zone ticket. Couldn't be more happier. Neeraj
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2017
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Helped me with a speeding ticket
I’m very happy with the outcome! Mr. Golden helped dismiss my frivolous speeding infraction (speed trap, I was clocked going 55 in a 45 zone) which I did not believe to be accurate. Thanks!!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Matthew J. Golden, Attorney at Law, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Legal Intern
  • Moore County District Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Wake County Public Defender
  • 2009 - 2010

Education

  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Richmond
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. T.B.
  • Not Guilty
  • State v. C. K.
  • Motion to Suppress Granted, Case Dismissed
  • State v. C. P.
  • Motion to Suppress Granted, Case Dismissed
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Associations

  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2012 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2011 - Present
  • 10th Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Wake County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • NC Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award Criminal Defense
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • AVVO Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • AVVO Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy Award
  • Campbell University School of Law
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Rutherford Publishing House
  • A Cup of Coffee with 10 of the Top DUI Attorneys in the United States
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Richard A. Lord Intramural Moot Court Competition
  • Competition Judge
  • 2016
  • BNI Chapter Meeting - Presentation
  • DWI: The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (13)
Endorse Matthew
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is an excellent attorney who works hard and cares about his clients. I routinely refer clients to Matt for both criminal defense and litigation matters without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Matt for over 8 years. We went through law school together and were opposing counsel on many cases when I was a prosecutor. Matt is a very intelligent lawyer and a very talented trial attorney. He is a hard worker and always tries to get the best results possible for his clients. I highly recommend him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt is a very bright and talented lawyer who is always working to get the best results possible for his clients. I have referred many cases to him with the utmost confidence that he will do a superb job."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew is a fantastic advocate for his clients. He is smart and tenacious. I do not hesitate to recommend Matthew for his work in Criminal Law to any who need such services."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew is a an excellent attorney who is not afraid to go above and beyond for his clients. I have, and will continue to, refer clients to him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Matt. He cares about his clients, works hard, is highly skilled and respected by fellow attorneys."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matthew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is an excellent defense attorney. He knows the law and understands his clients' rights, which means more often than not his clients get the best realistic outcome in their cases. Whether you have a DWI and want to plead not guilty and fight your charge at trial, or you have a speeding ticket and want to do whatever possible to avoid an increase in your insurance premium, Matt can help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In addition to being a very bright lawyer with a work ethic that is second to none, Matt's experience in the court room allows him to provide exceptional service to his clients. I highly recommend Matt."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a great attorney. I highly recommend him for anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is extremely bright and a very hard working attorney. I would recommend him to anyone seeking legal advice regarding any criminal matter in North Carolina."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a hardworking, smart and dedicated attorney."
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Raleigh Criminal defense Lawyer Matthew John Golden
Matthew John Golden
Criminal defense Attorney
Raleigh, NC
Licensed for 12 years
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