Hunter Biden’s Legal Fate Hangs in the Balance as Jury Deliberates His Future. Here’s a Reminder of the 3 Charges He Faces

Wilmington, Delaware – The fate of Hunter Biden now rests in the hands of a jury of 12 Delaware citizens who are deliberating in his federal gun trial. The trial marks a historic moment in American history as the child of a sitting president faces charges. The Justice Department, under the oversight of special counsel David Weiss, has brought forth a three-count indictment against Hunter Biden.

At the center of the trial are allegations that Hunter Biden illegally purchased and possessed a gun while struggling with substance abuse issues. The charges include lying on forms required for gun purchases and illegal possession of a firearm. Despite pleading not guilty, Hunter Biden has been open about his struggles with alcohol and crack cocaine addiction.

The first two charges in the indictment are related to the gun purchase, with Hunter Biden accused of providing false information on forms from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. These forms inquire about previous felony convictions, fugitive status, lawful presence in the country, and drug abuse. Hunter Biden allegedly checked the box indicating he was not an “unlawful user of, or addicted to” illegal drugs.

The third count pertains to the possession of the gun, which is against federal law for individuals abusing drugs. Hunter Biden’s possession of the firearm in October 2018 came to an end when his girlfriend disposed of the weapon due to concerns about his mental health. Legal experts emphasize the importance of laws regulating gun ownership to prevent the risk of firearms falling into the wrong hands.

If convicted on all three counts, Hunter Biden could face a maximum of 25 years in prison, although as a first-time offender, the actual sentence is likely to be less severe. The jury’s decision in this landmark trial will have significant implications regarding the intersection of gun laws, substance abuse, and legal accountability.