Hunter Biden's Request To Dismiss Gun Charges Rejected Ahead Of Trial

 May 9, 2024

The recent judicial ruling has struck a significant blow against Hunter Biden.

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Hunter Biden’s appeal, moving his felony gun charges trial forward.

According to Daily Mail, Hunter Biden, the 54-year-old son of President Joe Biden, is entangled in legal difficulties over a gun purchase and tax discrepancies, arguing that his prosecution was politically motivated, a claim the court dismissed.

Legal Proceedings Set To Continue Unabated

The appellate court's decision was succinct. It stated, "This appeal is dismissed because the defendant has not shown the District Court’s orders are appealable before final judgment." This allows the prosecution to proceed with a jury trial set for June in Delaware.

Hunter Biden faces three felony charges stemming from a 2018 incident in which he allegedly lied about his drug use on a federal form used in gun purchases. If convicted, these charges could place him behind bars for up to 25 years.

Charges of Tax Evasion Add to Legal Woes

The president’s son's legal troubles do not stop with the gun charges. A separate case in California accuses him of failing to pay $1.4 million in taxes between 2016 and 2019. He reportedly spent millions on extravagant items while neglecting his tax responsibilities during this time.

These trials coincide with a particularly sensitive time politically, as Hunter Biden's father, President Joe Biden, is campaigning for re-election. This juxtaposition places additional public scrutiny on the proceedings.

Special counsel David Weiss said Hunter Biden lavishly spent on drugs, escorts, exotic cars, and other high-ticket items while neglecting a substantial tax bill.

Hunter Biden's defense team argues that political pressures accentuate their client's legal challenges. They claim the surge in prosecution fervor was a response to criticisms from political opponents, particularly former President Donald Trump and his allies.

Previous Plea Deal and Ongoing Legal Strategies

A plea deal initially proposed to address the tax evasion charges unraveled amid judicial scrutiny last year. This breakdown led to full prosecution under heightened charges.

Hunter Biden has admitted to struggling with crack cocaine addiction during the period implicated by the gun charges. However, his legal team maintains that he did not violate any laws despite this.

In the meantime, overwhelming evidence has been mounted by prosecutors, including the presence of cocaine residue in the pouch where the gun was stored, complicating the defense.

Hunter Biden's simultaneous legal battles present a significant challenge to his freedom and a potential political distraction for his father's administration. As the world watches, both the legal outcomes and their broader implications remain to be seen, setting the stage for a consequential summer in both courtrooms and political arenas.

About Victor Winston

Victor is a freelance writer and researcher who focuses on national politics, geopolitics, and economics.

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