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Matthew J. Bronson

Criminal Defense Attorney at Law committed to going the extra mile for clients.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence
  • Maryland
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Mr. Bronson, Esq. is a zealous advocate for Criminal Defendants. Mr. Bronson has assisted in defense, litigated and observed, hundreds of criminal cases ranging from first degree murder to possession of cds. Mr. Bronson strives to attain results in the best interests of clients. Mr. Bronson is one of a select few Attorneys who refuses to enter a plea rather than go to trial and fight for the rights of his clients. He will pursue defenses of cases to the full extent of the law, and Mr. Bronson will do everything possible to avoid de minimus results in adjudication for the benefit of clients.

University of Baltimore School of Law
J.D. (2015) | Law
Honors: Recipient of University of Baltimore School of Law Platinum Pro Bono Challenge Award for Outstanding Contribution to Pro Bono Work
Activities: Assisted Professor Byron Warnken prepare a petition for certiorari before The United States Supreme Court.
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West Virginia University
B.A. (2009) | Sociology & Anthropology: Focus in Criminology
Honors: Dean's List
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Professional Experience
Bronson Law
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Litigated matters in District and Circuit Courts while providing zealous representation to criminal defendants in cases ranging from possession of cds to assault. Represented clients in suppression hearings involving 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendment issues. Advocated for Arrestees/ Defendants before Commissioners and Judges during pretrial release and bail review proceedings.
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Maryland Office of The Public Defender: Baltimore City Felony Trial Division
Drafted voir dire and jury instruction sheets for murder, assault, and unlawful possession of firearms cases. Drafted and filed motions including: motion for modification of sentence resulting in clients’ early releases from confinement, motion for review of a sentence by a three judge panel, Franks motions, motions resulting in severance of multiple theft counts, murder counts and assault counts, motions to sever trials of co-defendants, § 8-507 motions for consideration of drug and alcohol treatment prior to revocation of probation, motions to quash victims’ medical records, and motions to compel the State’s disclosure of previous findings of not guilty. Drafted and filed demand for bill of particulars and exception to State’s response to Defense’s demands, resulting in a nolle prosequi. Drafted and filed requests to appeal, and new trial motions for supervising attorneys.
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Maryland Office of The Public Defender: Montgomery County Felony Trial Division
Obtained legal experience in Circuit Court felony proceedings. Participated in case preparation and observed trials ranging from first degree sex assault to first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Conducted legal research, drafted, and submitted legal memorandums in support of motions to suppress State’s evidence due to 4th Amendment and Maryland Declaration of Rights violations.
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Maryland Office of The Public Defender: Juvenile Division
Obtained legal experience by observing and documenting juvenile proceedings daily. Participated in plea negotiations between the State’s Prosecutor and Defense counsel. Conducted case research and drafted memorandums on 4th Amendment searches and seizures, and 5th Amendment Miranda waiver issues pertaining to juvenile law. Interviewed clients in Department of Juvenile Services custody for case preparation.
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Maryland Office of The Public Defender: Baltimore City District Court
Obtained legal experience in District Court trial and Circuit Court de novo appellate proceedings. Observed and documented up to 50 legal proceedings daily. Drafted legal memorandums for supervising attorneys. Drafted memorandums to compel State’s discovery based on Carr/Leonard principles and The Brady Doctrine.
University of Baltimore School of Law Platinum Pro Bono Challenge Award for Outstanding Contribution to Pro Bono Work
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Professional Associations
BAR Association of Montgomery County: Criminal Law Section
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BAR Association of Montgomery County: Immigration Law Section
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Maryland Court of Appeals
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Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Can the police receive an anonymous tip than bring a dog to smell around a condo without a warrant, To get a warrant?
A: I agree with both previous answers provided. Additionally, The United States Supreme Court has previously held that a K-9 performing a search on someone's porch entrance to the home without a warrant is considered a search in violation of the 4th Amendment. As mentioned previously, a common/ public area around the home in a larger complex could be considered legal depending on specific facts.
Q. What happens filing a protected order with the commissioner?
A: I agree with Mr. Scherr, each proceeding has a slightly higher burden of proof to grant the protective order. At the temporary protective order hearing a Judge must find "reasonable grounds" supporting the person eligible for relief has been abused. At the final protective order proceeding a Judge must find by a preponderance of the evidence that the person eligible for relief has been abused.
Q. Hi so my significant other has a ongoing theft criminal case and ended up filing a criminal order at me
A: If you were charged with theft in relation to a case your significant other has been charged/ involved in, it is possible The State's Attorney's office believes you were involved in the criminal act as well. You should speak with an Attorney about the case, if you cannot afford Private Counsel and have been charged you can apply for a Public Defender at the Commissioner's Office. If investigators attempt to contact you and question you, it is very important you speak with Counsel beforehand. Trying to talk your way out of an investigation without a Lawyer will not benefit you in any way.

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Bronson Law
P.O. Box 2067
Montgomery Village, MD 20886
Telephone: (301) 569-2558