As a criminal defense attorney, I offer legal representation to individuals and... more
As a criminal defense attorney, I offer legal representation to individuals and organizations under criminal investigation or facing criminal charges in the federal courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia and in the criminal trial and appellate courts in Maryland. I have been in private practice and have been a partner at MarcusBonsib, LLC since 1990. Prior to entering private practice ... view profile
After earning my bachelor's degree in public administration from Upper Iowa... more
After earning my bachelor's degree in public administration from Upper Iowa University, I went on to earn my master's degree in criminology from the University of Alabama. I completed my law degree at the University of Baltimore and went on to earn my master of laws degree in trial advocacy from Temple University. I also served in the U.S. Army from 1988 through 2010. Today, I dedicate my c... view profile
A violent crime occurs when a person uses (or threatens to use) violence to harm another person, including rape, assault, and murder. The penalties for violent crimes are stiff; conviction almost always carries substantial jail time. If you are accused of a violent crime, you need an attorney with experience defending others in that particular crime, one who will understand how to best defend you based on your facts and circumstances. Sometimes the government will offer a “plea bargain,” meaning they will drop or lower the charges if you agree to a lesser crime. A violent crime lawyer will be able to evaluate the government's case and the terms of the bargain to suggest how to proceed in your best interests.