Maryland & DC Criminal Defense Attorney

ROBERT C. BONSIB, ESQ. & MEGAN E. COLEMAN, ESQ. COMBINE OVER 45 YEARS OF TRIAL AND LEGAL EXPERIENCE AS CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS - CALL US NOW TO DISCUSS YOUR LEGAL ISSUES

WE ARE EXPERIENCED IN ALL STATE AND FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE TRIAL AND APPELLATE MATTERS FROM COMPLEX  FEDERAL FRAUD OR WHITE-COLLAR CASES TO STATE AND FEDERAL VIOLENT CRIME AND NARCOTICS CASES TO DUI OR MISDEMEANOR CASES IN THE STATE DISTRICT COURT


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CALL ONE OF US NOW IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS YOUR CASE OR TO  SCHEDULE AN OFFICE CONSULTATION

ROBERT C. BONSIB - 301-509-5100 (cell)

MEGAN E. COLEMAN   240-328-8378 (cell)

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"BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA" - RECOGNIZES ROBERT C. BONSIB, ESQ. AS IT'S CRIMINAL DEFENSE "LAWYER OF THE YEAR"

"Best Lawyers in America" - since 2005 has consistently recognized Robert C. Bonsib, Esq. as one of the area's best lawyers in the fields of white-collar and non-white collar criminal defense.

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WASHINGTONIAN MAGAZINE RANKS ROBERT C. BONSIB AS A TOP CRIMINAL LAWYER FOR 6TH TIME SINCE 2002 (seen below with his partner, Bruce L. Marcus, Esq. - far left - who was also recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as a Top Lawyer.)

Since 2007 ranked by SUPERLAWYERS one of the area's best lawyers

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WHAT CLIENTS AND OTHERS SAY ABOUT ROBERT C. BONSIB, ESQ.

Maryland Circuit Court Judge in recent homicide trial- "This was the finest advocacy that I have seen in many years."

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Washington Post columnist after observing Mr. Bonsib's successful defense of young man in vehicular homicide trial - "If you ever get in trouble, Bonsib's the lawyer you want, not because he's slick...because he's smart and knows the law and even with a client such as [this young man] Bonsib fights just as tenaciously as if the kid were a big shot."

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"God sent me Bob Bonsib.  There's no doubt about it." - Public official client speaking to the press after hung jury declared in three-week public corruption trial in federal court.

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Channel 8 News Reporter commenting after trial of elected official - "Bruce Marcus and Bob Bonsib are two of the giants of the Maryland Bar.  If I am ever in trouble, I am calling Bruce Marcus and Bob Bonsib.  They are brilliant."

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Federal Court Client - "Mr. Bonsib fought very for us. His representation exceeded my expectations.  There is no word to describe my gratitude.  My children have a bright future because of him.  I'm free today, reunited with my children, because of him"

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"Thanks to Mr. Bonsib's superior knowledge and skills he was able to explain my case to the judge and make it simple for the judge to see my innocence.  I was found not guilty on all charges and was able to start putting my life back together." - Circuit Court client

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" I love this guy.  He's special.  He's not going to tell you what you want to hear and he is not going to guarantee you anything other than his BEST effort, which makes him better than the rest in character.  He's a winner!" - Former client

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RECOGNIZED BY MARYLAND STATE BAR ASSOCIATION FOR DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENTS AS A CRIMINAL LAWYER

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Since 2002, Washingtonian Magazine has recognized Robert C. Bonsib, Esq. as one of the region's best attorneys noting that during his lengthy career as a criminal defense attorney in "defending everything from DUI's to securities fraud cases, Bonsib has proved he's one of the best criminal lawyers in Maryland" and that those on the list are "top guns of the profession."

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HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT YOUR CRIMINAL CASE - NOT SURE WHAT TO DO - CALL ME ON MY CELL 301-509-5100 AND WE CAN TALK ABOUT YOUR CASE

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FACING A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION? Review Articles by Robert C. Bonsib, Esq. on criminal investigations, proffer letters, cooperation and guilty plea agreements (click here)

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Legal Articles by Robert C. Bonsib, Esq. (click here)

The Law of Constructive Possession

Severance Issues - State & Federal Court

The Bill of Particulars - Alive and Kickin' Again

Voir Dire - Recent Cases and Some Thoughts

Search Warrants - Franks and Other Issues

Conflict of Interest - The Rules, The Risks & Common Sense

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THE BONSIB CRIMINAL DEFENSE TEAM AT MARCUSBONSIB. LLC

The Team

Top - Legal Assistants Amber Morst and Amy Bonsib

Bottom - Robert C. Bonsib, Esq. and Megan E. Coleman, Esq.

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RECENT AND REPRESENTATIVE CASES

NOT GUILTY VERDICT IN CALVERT COUNTY ATTEMPTED FIRST DEGREE MURDER PROSECUTION

After a 4 day trial, a jury returned verdicts of not guilty of all five counts of an indictment charging Mr. Bonsib's client with attempted murder, first degree assault and related counts.  Mr. Bonsib's successfully persuaded the jury that the five stab wounds in the alleged victim's back were inflicted by his client during his efforts to defend himself against what he reasonably perceived was a threat of harm to himself.

HUNG JURY IN FIRST DEGREE FELONY MURDER CASE

Mr. Bonsib won a hung jury for his client who was charged in the St. Mary's County Circuit Court with first degree felony murder.   The jury hung 6 to 6 and a mistrial was declared.  The other two defendants in the case had previously been convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.

SUCCESSFUL MOTION TO DISMISS THEFT INDICTMENT AGAINST POLICE OFFICER

In a case where Mr. Bonsib's client, a police officer, was charged with theft for an alleged "double-dipping scheme,"  Mr. Bonsib's pre-trial motion to dismiss the indictment based upon, in part, the prosecution's failure to properly and sufficiently particularize who, if anyone, was the victim of theft.

ROBERT C. BONSIB, ESQ. WINS NOT GUILTY VERDICTS FOR POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH EXCESSIVE FORCE, MISCONDUCT IN OFFICE AND MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS AFTER MULTI-DAY TRIAL IN PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT

The trial of a Prince George's County Police Detective ended with not guilty verdicts on all counts. The officer's apprehension of a fleeing suspect had been captured on videotape from a business surveillance camera.   The video received widespread media visibility and the officer had been criticized by many who viewed the video clip, but who did not have the story as to what happened before the portion of the incident was captured on video. Using defensive tactics experts and by presenting the complete evidence as to what had occurred prior to the apprehension, a more accurate and complete picture emerged showing that prior to the suspect's apprehension that he was with an associate wearing a ski mask when both entered a convenience store.  When the suspect was approached by police investigating what appeared to be a possible robbery in progress, the suspect assaulted the detective's partner, knocking him to the ground.   A lengthy foot chase followed, through dark neighborhoods, ending when the suspect stopped and turned to confront the officer.  According to defense experts, the officer had 1.75 seconds to react to this potentially dangerous movement.  The judge agreed with the defense experts that the actions of the detective were both necessary and reasonable considering all the facts and circumstances known to the officer at the time of the confrontation.

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-click here to view video of Robert Bonsib commenting on police officer trial

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MARCUSBONSIB, LLC PARTNERS - BRUCE MARCUS & ROBERT BONSIB FIGHTING FOR ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY EXECUTIVE AT MISCONDUCT TRIAL

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Fox 5 reports on Robert C. Bonsib, Esq. "passionately arguing"
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News Channel 8 recognizes Bruce Marcus & Robert Bonsib as
"Giants of the Maryland Bar" and "go to lawyers" for those in trouble

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Baltimore News 2 reports on trial of Anne Arundel County Executive

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DECEMBER 2012 - 10 COUNT ACQUITTAL IN 3.5 WEEK FEDERAL DRUG, HEALTH CARE AND AGGRAVATED IDENTITY THEFT CASE

Verdict

AFTER A THREE AND HALF WEEK TRIAL IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND AFTER ONLY FIVE HOURS OF DELIBERATIONS A FEDERAL JURY FOUND ROBERT C. BONSIB'S CLIENT NOT GUILTY OF EACH COUNT OF A TEN-COUNT INDICTMENT. THE CLIENT HAD BEEN INDICTED WITH A PHYSICIAN IN AN INDICTMENT ALLEGING THAT THE CLIENT AND THE DOCTOR CONSPIRED TO HAVE THE DOCTOR UNLAWFULLY ISSUE PAIN MEDICATION PRESCRIPTIONS WHICH THE CLIENT WAS THEN ACCUSED OF SELLING FOR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. THE CLIENT WAS ALSO CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT HEALTH CARE FRAUD AND AGGRAVATED IDENTITY THEFT. THE JURY REJECTED THE GOVERNMENT'S ALLEGATIONS AS TO ALL COUNTS.

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ROBERT C. BONSIB, ESQ. AGAIN HONORED IN 2013 BY "BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA" IN THE AREAS OF WHITE-COLLAR AND AND NON-WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL DEFENSE

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ROBERT C. BONSIB, ESQ. IS A FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF TRIAL LAWYERS.

HE IS ALSO LISTED BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS AS ONE OF MARYLAND'S TOP 100 LAWYERS

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GIVE ME A CALL AND WE CAN TALK ABOUT YOUR CASE

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Dealing with a criminal investigation or defending against a criminal charge can be a frightening and confusing matter. If you have questions about your case or legal representation, please give me a call - usually the best and most direct way to reach me during the day, in the evening or on the weekend is on my cell (301-509-5100). If I can't answer your call, please leave a message and I will return your call promptly. I will try to answer your questions and if you then decide that an in-person conference would be of assistance to you, we can schedule a time for a consultation.

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Robert C. Bonsib, Esq. offering a news analysis on political corruption investigation

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Experienced and Aggressive - A Top Maryland Criminal Lawyer

One of Maryland's Best Criminal Attorneys - Battle-Tested in Area Courtrooms for Over 35 Years

Experienced representation in all types of criminal matters from DUI, assault, sexual offense, narcotics and homicide cases in the local courts to complex federal conspiracy, fraud, white collar, financial and other cases in the area's federal courts

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OTHER ACTIVITIES

ROBERT C. BONSIB, ESQ. PRESENTED PROGRAM AT ALAN GOLDSTEIN CRIMINAL LAW SEMINAR ON CONSTRUCTIVE POSSESSION ISSUES IN CRIMINAL CASES (MARCH, 2014)

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ROBERT C. BONSIB, ESQ. SPEAKER AT ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATE CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATIONS SEMINAR ON CASE PREPARATION IN CRIMINAL CASES (MAY, 2014)

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ROBERT C. BONSIB, ESQ. & MEGAN E. COLEMAN, ESQ. CO-AUTHOR A SERIES OF LEGAL ARTICLES FOR BAR NEWSLETTER ON THE SUBJECTS OF VOIR DIRE IN CRIMINAL CASES, SEVERANCE IN FEDERAL AND STATE COURTS, CONSTRUCTIVE POSSESSION, ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS RE CONFLICT OF REPRESENTATION CIRCUMSTANCES AND THE EFFECTIVE USE OF BILLS OF PARTICULAR (2013-2014)

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ROBERT C. BONSIB, ESQ. PRESENTS PROGRAM ON "PROFFER AGREEMENTS" TO THE PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY STATES ATTORNEYS OFFICE

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ROBERT C. BONSIB, ESQ. AND MEGAN E. COLEMAN PRESENT CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION PROGRAM ON FEE ISSUES AND ILLEGAL FUNDS AS PART OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM SPONSORED BY THE MARYLAND CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION

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MEMBER OF MARYLAND CRIMINAL PATTERN JURY INSTRUCTION COMMITTEE OF THE MARYLAND STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

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MEMBER, TRIAL COURT NOMINATING COMMISSION FOR PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY FOR 20 YEARS (COMMISSION RESPONSIBLE FOR INTERVIEWING AND RECOMMENDING JUDICIAL CANDIDATES TO THE GOVERNOR FOR CIRCUIT COURT AND DISTRICT COURT JUDGESHIPS)

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APPOINTED TO UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDICIAL SELECTION COMMITTEE BY THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND

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PERMANENT MEMBER, JUDICIAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT

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ROBERT C. BONSIB, ESQ. INSTRUCTOR AT MARYLAND JUDICIAL TRAINING PROGRAM TEACHING MARYLAND CIRCUIT AND DISTRICT COURT JUDGES ON CRIMINAL TRIAL ISSUES

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ROBERT C. BONSIB, ESQ. PRESENTED A PROGRAM TO DEFENSE LAWYERS AND PROSECUTORS AT THE ALAN GOLDSTEIN CRIMINAL LAW SEMINAR ON "POLICE TESTI-LYING," A PRESENTATION FOCUSING ON ISSUES OF POLICE PERJURY AT PRETRIAL MOTIONS HEARINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES

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ROBERT C. BONSIB, ESQ. PARTICIPANT IN PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE ROLE OF THE DEFENSE ATTORNEY TO OVER 200 POLICE INVESTIGATORS AT "SEARCH WARRANT MINI-CAMP"

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ROBERT C. BONSIB, ESQ. CO-PRESENTED FEDERAL SENTENCING CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR FEDERAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT PANEL MEMBERS

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ROBERT C. BONSIB, ESQ. PARTICIPATES IN DAY LONG TRAINING OF NEW MEDICAL EXAMINER AND PRESENTS LECTURE ON MEDICAL TESTIMONY TO UNIVERSITY PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT

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ROBERT C. BONSIB,ESQ. - GUEST LECTURER - CONDUCTING AN EFFECTIVE CROSS-EXAMINATION - ALAN G. GOLDSTEIN CRIMINAL LAWYER SEMINAR

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ROBERT C. BONSIB, ESQ. - PANELIST AT FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION TRAINING PROGRAM ON GRAND JURY PRACTICE

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IF YOU DO NOT NEED A CRIMINAL LAWYER BUT NEED A BUSINESS, COMMERCIAL, CIVIL OR FAMILY LAW TRIAL ATTORNEY, MARCUSBONSIB LLC HAS THE EXPERIENCED AND AGGRESSIVE LAWYERS WHO CAN ASSIST YOU

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(left to right - Megan E. Coleman, Robert C. Bonsib, Janine M. Evans, Bruce L. Marcus, Sydney Patterson, Joseph A. Compofelice, Jr.)

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More Information about Robert C. Bonsib, Esq.

If you or a relative has been arrested for anything from murder to eating candy on the Metro, Maryland criminal lawyer Robert C. Bonsib Esq. can help. As a top Maryland criminal defense attorney with over thirty five years of experience as one of the bst criminal defense attorneys in Maryland and Washington, DC, Robert C. Bonsib, Esq. has been honored by Washingtonian Magazine in each of its last five best lawyers' editions as one of the top criminal lawyers in Maryland and DC region and one who knows his way around the federal and state courtrooms of Maryland and the District of Columbia. (2002, 2004, 2007, 2009 and 2011)

Robert C. Bonsib Esq. has repeatedly been listed in "The Best Lawyers in America" as one of the best criminal lawyers in Maryland and in this region to provide representation in both white collar and non-white collar criminal matters.

Robert C. Bonsib Esq. is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a national organization whose membership is limited to the top 1% of the nations' trial lawyers. He is also listed in "Who's Who in American Law."

Located in Greenbelt, Maryland, Maryland criminal lawyer Robert C. Bonsib Esq. has prosecuted and defended just about every type of criminal offense in his more than 35 years of experience as a trial lawyer. Battle-tested in courtrooms throughout Maryland and DC, during his legal career, both as a former state and federal prosecutor and, since 1990, as a criminal defense attorney, Maryland criminal lawyer Robert C. Bonsib Esq. has represented individuals and businesses on both sides of criminal law issues in the state and federal trial and appeals courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

CLICK HERE TO REVIEW RECENT CASES, ACTIVITIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF MARYLAND CRIMINAL LAWYER ROBERT C. BONSIB, ESQ..

CLICK HERE TO READ A COMMENTARY BY MARYLAND CRIMINAL ATTORNEY ROBERT C. BONSIB, ESQ. ON THE ROLE OF A CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER

When looking for one of Maryland's best criminal lawyers, whether it is one of Maryland best federal criminal lawyers or a top Maryland state criminal lawyer, Robert C. Bonsib has a well established reputation as one of the top Maryland criminal lawyers.  As one of the best Maryland criminal attorneys who not only is recognized a top criminal lawyer in the Maryland State courts, he is also recognized as on of the best federal criminal lawyers.  Whether seeking one of the best criminal lawyers or a top federal criminal attorney, Robert C. Bonsib is a top attorney that you should call.

Contact Maryland criminal defense attorney Robert C. Bonsib Esq. , of MarcusBonsib, LLC today for an aggressive, professional and experienced Maryland criminal defense lawyer for any type of criminal matter, including the following types of cases:

In naming Robert C. Bonsib Esq. as one of the top criminal lawyers in the Maryland/DC area, Washingtonian Magazine noted that "few criminal lawyers in Maryland know the ins and outs of the court system better …” than Robert C. Bonsib Esq.

Based on his reputation in the legal community, Robert C. Bonsib Esq. has been awarded an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking for competence and ethics in the practice of law.

Whether you are in need of a Maryland or Washington, D.C. criminal lawyer for federal matters in Greenbelt, Baltimore or Washington, D.C. or are in need of a criminal attorney in Upper Marlboro, Hyattsville, Rockville, Silver Spring, Annapolis, LaPlata, Prince Frederick or Elicott City or in any county in Maryland, or if you are need of experienced, battle-tested and professional legal representation in criminal defense matters in any courtroom in Maryland or the District of Columbia, contact Maryland Criminal Lawyer Robert C. Bonsib Esq.

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