Maryland & DC Criminal Defense Attorney

WASHINGTONIAN MAGAZINE  AGAIN RECOGNIZES ROBERT C. BONSIB, ESQ. AS ONE OF THE BEST MARYLAND CRIMINAL LAWYERS IN ITS D.C. & MARYLAND TOP LAWYERS EDITION - NOV. 2013

Washingtonian Reception

MarcusBonsib, LLC Partners - Bruce L. Marcus (far left) and Robert C. Bonsib (far right) - both recognized in the most recent Washingtonian Magazine "Top Lawyers" edition as among the region's best lawyers.

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Robert C. Bonsib, Esq. honored as "LAWYER OF THE YEAR" by "BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICAN" for Criminal Defense

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In each of its "Top Lawyers" editions 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

Bob Bonsib

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Robert C. Bonsib, Esq. and Montgomery County States Attorney John McCarthy will discuss Maryland's Electronic Surveillance Laws on Montgomery County Cable Television (February 18th, cable channel 21)

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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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Review recent Legal Articles by Robert C. Bonsib, Esq. on the Law of Constructive Possession and the Use of a Bill of Particulars (click here)

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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 CASES

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"
on behalf of his client

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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

ACTL Nat Trial Lawyers Best Lawyers

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ROBERT C. BONSIB, ESQ. RECIPIENT OF MARYLAND STATE BAR ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED CAREER AS A CRIMINAL LAWYER

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ROBERT C. BONSIB, ESQ. - SELECTED FOR INCLUSION IN SUPER LAWYERS IN PRACTICE AREA OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE - MARYLAND AND D.C. (2008-9-10-11-12-13)

Superlawyers Badge Superlawyers MD 50

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GIVE ME A CALL AND WE CAN TALK ABOUT YOUR CASE

CELL - 301-509-5100

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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.

Bob Bonsib

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ROBERT C. BONSIB, ESQ. - "EXPERIENCED AND BATTLE-TESTED" - "A TOP CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER"

REPRESENTING CLIENTS IN FEDERAL AND MARYLAND STATE AND APPELLATE COURTS

MISDEMEANOR, DUI AND TRAFFIC CASES - MARYLAND STATE DISTRICT COURT & FEDERAL MAGISTRATE COURTS

COMPLEX WHITE-COLLAR, FINANCIAL, NARCOTICS, FIREARMS & OTHER MATTERS - FEDERAL COURTS

STATE FELONY CASES - MARYLAND CIRCUIT COURTS

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS / GRAND JURY INVESTIGATIONS

APPEALS - STATE AND FEDERAL APPELLATE COURTS

POST-CONVICTION MATTERS

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Robert C. Bonsib, Esq. offering a news analysis on political corruption investigation
( view interview on Fox 5 with Robert C. Bonsib, Esq.)

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SIGNIFICANT CASES

( See Cases, News and Articles for additional details about Robert C. Bonsib,Esq.'s cases)

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SENTENCE REDUCED BY TWO YEARS AFTER FOURTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS VACATES THREE "HONEST SERVICES" WIRE FRAUD COUNTS

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THEFT AND MISCONDUCT CONVICTIONS REVERSED BY MARYLAND COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS

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THEFT AND MISAPPROPRIATION CASE AGAINST LIEUTENANT DISMISSED - MOTION TO DISMISSAL FOR DENIAL OF OF SPEEDY TRIAL GRANTED

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PROBATION IN FEDERAL FALSE STATEMENT PROSECUTION - UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

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POST-CONVICTION RELIEF GRANTED IN PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY RAPE CASE - DEFENDANT RELEASED AFTER TIME SERVED AFTER BEING ORIGINALLY SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS TERM OF IMPRISONMENT

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PROBATION BEFORE JUDGEMENT IN PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY MARIHUANA DISTRIBUTION PROSECUTION

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REDUCED PLEAS TO 2ND DEGREE ASSAULT AND PROBATIONARY SENTENCES IN SEXUAL CHILD ABUSE PROSECUTIONS IN TALBOT COUNTY, PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY AND CALVERT COUNTY

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HUNG JURY & MISTRIAL IN UNSUCCESSFUL MONTGOMERY COUNTY RAPE/CHILD ABUSE PROSECUTION

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PROBATION BEFORE JUDGEMENT GRANTED IN ARMED 1ST DEGREE ASSAULT (MACHETTE) - ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT

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DISMISSAL IN 1ST DEGREE ASSAULT PROSECUTION - PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT

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NOT GUILTY VERDICT IN 1ST DEGREE ASSAULT AFTER 3 DAY JURY TRIAL - PRINCE GEORGE'S CIRCUIT COURT

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PROBATION IN FEDERAL PROSECUTION FOR POSSESSION OF UNREGISTERED FIREARM - UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND

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NOT GUILTY VERDICT IN RAPE PROSECUTION AFTER WEEK LONG TRIAL - CALVERT COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT

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MARYLAND COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS GRANTS NEW TRIAL IN ATTEMPTED SECOND DEGREE MURDER TRIAL

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PROBATION IN FEDERAL FIREARMS PROSECUTION - UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT OF MARYLAND

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PROBATION IN HOMICIDE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE PROSECUTION - MONTGOMERY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT

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PROSECUTION DISMISSES RAPE CHARGE AFTER REPEATED PRE-TRIAL HEARINGS

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ROBERT C. BONSIB TO PARTICIPATE AS PRESENTER IN FEDERAL SENTENCING SEMINAR

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PROBATION IN FEDERAL BANK FRAUD PROSECUTION - PROSECUTION BACKS AWAY

FROM 2.6 MILLION DOLLAR BANK FRAUD INDICMENT

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DISMISSAL IN ST. MARY'S COUNTY RAPE PROSECUTION

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NEW TRIAL ORDERED IN CALVERT COUNTY RAPE CASE

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HOME DETENTION IN HOMICIDE BY MOTOR VEHICLE PROSECUTION -
PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT
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FEDERAL SENTENCING HEARINGS RESULT IN SIGNFICANTLY REDUCED SENTENCES IN LACEY ACT (FISH & WILDLIFE) AND TAX PREPARER FRAUD CASES (SEE CASES, NEWS AND ARTICLES SECTION FOR DETAILS)
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PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL VICE-PRINCIPAL ACQUITTED BY JURY OF SEXUAL ABUSE CHARGES

AFTER 1 WEEK TRIAL

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NOT GUILTY VERDICT - CALVERT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT - VIOLATION OF SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY

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NEW TRIAL ORDER - POST CONVICTION RELIEF GRANTED

7 YEAR SENTENCE REDUCED TO TIME SERVED - PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY

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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS ORDERS NEW SENTENCING HEARING IN TAX FRAUD CASE

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NOT GUILTY VERDICT - STALKING, HARASSMENT AND ASSAULT PROSECUTION - MONTGOMERY COUNTY DISTRICT COURT

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MISDEMEANOR PLEA - HOME DETENTION IN FEDERAL IMMIGRATION/HARBORING PROSECUTION

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NOT GUILTY VERDICT IN FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT TRIAL - CALVERT COUNTY, MARYLAND

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DISMISSAL WON IN ATTEMPTED RAPE / SEX OFFENSE PROSECUTION - MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND

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ACQUITTAL IN 5.5 MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD PROSECUTION AFTER 3 WEEK TRIAL - CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND

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NOT GUILTY VERDICT - HOWARD COUNTY, MARYLAND DISTRICT COURT DRUG PROSECUTION

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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. 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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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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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 a criminal defense attorney 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 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

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.