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Matthew Hayes Godwin

DUI and DWI Attorney at Beaufort, NC

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The Crowe Law Firm is powered by a team of trial-tested attorneys and former prosecutors who bring decades of proven criminal law experience and cutting-edge strategies to each case. Our North Carolina criminal defense lawyers have worked on both sides of the criminal justice system. We have developed a sophisticated understanding of criminal law and creative ways to building a tough defense. From DWI charges and traffic violations to serious felonies such as drug charges and assault, you can trust us to put our resources and experience to work for your freedom. Free consults provided.

Licensed for 17 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 12/27/2022

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Posted by Samantha M. | December 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is AMAZING!!!!
I hired Matt Godwin around September of 2020 for about 11 citations that were 10 years old. I had acquired these tickets when I was young and naïve and have had my license suspended SINCE then. I finally was able to save up enough money to hire Mr. Godwin and I choose this firm because I knew someone that used the law firm back in 2010-2011 when I lived there. He was very reasonable with pricing and even let me break my payment up into two. He immediately got to working on my case for me and the case was settled and ALL cases DISMISSED after about 2 months. The only reason why they even took THAT long was because the Trooper had the court date rescheduled. Mr Godwin I feel, really fought for me. I an in recovery and am coming up on 2 year sober. I got pregnant at 8 months sober and was about 8 1/2 months pregnant when I finally hired Mr. Godwin. He was very sympathetic to my situation and understood that I had come a long way from where I was when I got those tickets and that DWI to the person that I am today when he spoke to me. I also explained that I now live in Florida at a maternity home and that I just really need to get this taken care of so that I can acquire a car so I can have a safe way for me to get to work and to be able to take my son anywhere that he needs to go. This license was very important to me and something that I had been trying to work on getting for the last 10 years. Mr. Godwin understood all of that and he was willing to fight for me, and fight for me he did. Because of Mr. Godwin's understanding an compassion he was able to successfully help me reach the goal of getting my license back. I am enterically grateful for him and plan on using him to expunge my record as well. Mr. Godwin is one of the most respectful, kind, down to earth lawyers there is out there. If you have a case that really needs to be settled please choose Crowe Law Firm! they are AMAZING!
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Posted by Patrick | April 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Super Defense Attorney
I was arrested for DUI March of 2018. During that time I acted foolishly verbally assaulted the arresting officer. I behaved carelessly and my case prognosis was dire to say the least. I was looking at my first DUI with what the prosecutor called an open and shut case with imminent conviction. There were some things that happened between the officer and I that I would say caused me to be super aggressive with the officer. Mr. Godwin told me to let him handle this....And handle it he did. I was in court for the 6th time 4 hour drive there and back. This time I was waiting for my turn to be judged. Mr. Godwin told me he was going to try and get the case pushed back to a later date. The arresting officer was there ready to testify. My stomach was in knots. It was getting close to lunch and walked up to me and told me that we would be on after lunch. Then I noticed He was going into another room with the arresting officer. It was clear he was working his magic. He walked up to the Prosecutor leaned in and spoke to him. Iam not sure what he said but He immediately walked towards me and motioned for me to go outside the court room. He extended his hand and told me the case was dismissed. I grabbed him and hugged him tightly. I felt a huge burden lifted from me. The best decision I made was hiring Mr. Godwin. He is patient and waits until things are lined up in his favor, He kept postponing until he had the advantage and when it lined up right he pounced. I believe he is unbeatable. of all the times I went to court he just kept successfully defending his clients. He is amazing, I owe him . He saved my career. God Bless You Mr. Godwin.
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Posted by Randy | August 16, 2017
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Outstanding, experienced attorney
I could not be more pleased with my experience in hiring Matt Godwin as my attorney. I was charged with DWI (.09) and believed I was looking at a surefire conviction. I was dreading giving up my license, paying a lot of money, and dealing with other DWI pitfalls. BUT, along the way, I was referred to Matt. He listened to my circumstances and quickly determined a course of action that ultimately was successful in finding me 'not guilty'. The key was Matt's experience in the courtroom. He is an expert in optimizing your chances. Matt is very professional and is backed up by a great staff at Crowe Law Firm to guide you through the whole ordeal. I am indebted to Matt and highly recommend him.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Crowe Law Firm
  • 2009 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Wake County District Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2008


  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • JD
  • 2005
  • North Carolina State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001


  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Carteret County Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Eagle Scout
  • N/A
  • Lookout Rotary Club
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Appeals Attorney | Nov 19
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
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Beaufort DUI and DWI Lawyer Matthew Hayes Godwin
Matthew Hayes Godwin
DUI and DWI Attorney
Beaufort, NC
Licensed for 17 years