Federal Criminal Defense

Maryland Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

Robert C. Bonsib has practiced in the federal trial and appellate courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia since 1983. From 1983-1987 Robert C. Bonsib served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland. In that capacity, as a federal prosecutor, he handled many federal criminal investigations and trials, and also represented the United States Government before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

The Stakes are Higher in Federal Court

Since 1990, when Robert C. Bonsib entered private practice, he has devoted a significant portion of his practice to defending individuals, businesses and other under federal investigation or charged the criminal offenses in the federal courts. The practice of criminal defense in the federal court system is significantly different than the practice of criminal defense in the state courts.

Not only are there differences in the rules of procedure, but a significant difference also exists in the manner in which federal investigations are conducted. Federal prosecutors also deal with the targets of their investigations differently than state prosecutors. A highly skilled federal criminal defense attorney will also have a thorough knowledge of the federal sentencing guidelines, as well as the many federal criminal statutes with mandatory minimum sentences. For representation by an expert experienced criminal lawyer contact attorney Bonsib to schedule a consultation at his law office in Maryland.

Experienced Maryland Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

Maryland federal criminal defense lawyer Robert C. Bonsib has tried dozens of matters where his clients were accused of criminal conduct in complicated white collar crimes, official misconduct and corruption, narcotics and drug offenses, weapons and violent crimes, economic crimes, procurement fraud, identity theft and just about any other violation of the federal criminal code. Attorney Robert C. Bonsib has handled multi-week and multi-month trials in cases alleging:

  • Racketeering
  • Interstate transportation of stolen property
  • Government procurement fraud
  • Conflict of interest
  • Official corruption
  • Immigration and document fraud

In the summer of 2005, Robert C. Bonsib represented an individual in a 13-week fraud case in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Mr. Bonsib’s client was acquitted.

Robert C. Bonsib is a member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference which consists of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, the United States District Court and United States Magistrate Judges from Maryland and the other states comprising the Fourth Federal Judicial Circuit.

Robert C. Bonsib has also been repeatedly requested to serve on the United States Magistrate selection committees for the District of Maryland, is a past member of the Criminal Justice Act Committee of the United States District Court and has been appointed by the Fourth Circuit to sit on the selection committee responsible for recommending individuals for appointment as the Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland.

Contact a Greenbelt and Baltimore Federal Court Criminal Lawyer

Robert C. Bonsib is regularly in the courtrooms of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland sitting in Greenbelt, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland sitting in Baltimore and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He can provide experienced and aggressive representation to individuals, businesses and entities under investigation for or being prosecuted for violations of federal laws. If you are charged with a federal offense, contact attorney Bonsib at his Greenbelt, Maryland law office to schedule a consultation.