Hunter Biden could face 25 years in prison if convicted

Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, is currently facing serious legal trouble as he stands trial for three crimes related to his purchase of a handgun in October 2018. Prosecutors argue that Hunter, who was a drug addict at the time, failed to disclose this information on a form he filled out prior to purchasing the firearm. This failure to disclose is the basis for two of the charges against him, with the third charge relating to a law banning drug users and addicts from possessing firearms.

If convicted, Hunter could face up to 25 years in prison and $750,000 in fines. Special Counsel David Weiss has pointed to incriminating statements made by Hunter in a book he authored in 2021, where he detailed his drug usage during the time he purchased and possessed the gun. Despite this, Hunter has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

President Biden has stated that he will not pardon his son if he is convicted, and has expressed his willingness to accept the outcome of the trial. Hunter's defense has argued that he did not lie on the firearms form because he was not actively using drugs at the time of the purchase, despite evidence suggesting otherwise.

In addition to the charges in Delaware, Hunter is also facing accusations of tax evasion in California. The trial has garnered significant media attention and speculation, but Hunter has chosen not to testify in his defense. The outcome of the trial remains uncertain, but it is clear that Hunter Biden's legal troubles are far from over.


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