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Matthew John Golden

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


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



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Hart Miles

    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.


    Hart Miles Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Dominique "Missy" Koch

    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.


    Dominique Koch Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Matthew J. Golden

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


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
Client's Choice Award Criminal DefenseAVVO2015
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
American Institute of DUI/DWI AttorneysMember2015 - Present
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
Attorney at Law MagazineDon't Let the DUI Grinch Steal Christmas2015
Mjgoldenlaw.comReasonable Suspicion of DWI: North Carolina2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Healing Transitions Pro Bono MeetingCriminal Law Question and Answer Session2016
BNI Chapter Meeting - PresentationDWI: The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests2013