President Joseph Biden’s son Hunter has been charged with firearms offenses by federal authorities. Three counts of possessing a firearm while under the influence of drugs are included in the indictment, which was submitted to a federal court in Delaware.
The accusations against Hunter Biden center on claims that he submitted a fictitious paperwork claiming he wasn’t using illegal narcotics when he bought a Colt Cobra revolver in October 2018. Regarding these purportedly fraudulent claims, there are two counts. According to the third count, Hunter Biden used drugs while in possession of a firearm; this accusation is connected to his drug use at the time he had the pistol.
These counts all have serious possible consequences. The maximum prison term for two of the crimes is ten years, and the maximum punishment for the third charge is five years. In addition to the jail sentences, there is a $250,000 maximum fine for each offence.
After a plea agreement that attempted to close an ongoing investigation into Hunter Biden’s financial and legal affairs collapsed, a historic indictment against the son of a sitting president was made. Hunter Biden’s finances were the primary focus of the 2018 probe. Hunter Biden was to enter a guilty plea to two misdemeanor charges of failing to pay his taxes under the terms of a plea deal that was agreed in July, with the recommendation of a probationary sentence. Additionally, provided he followed the terms of the diversion arrangement, the felony gun charge would be withdrawn after two years.
But when questions regarding the specifics of this plea deal came up during a court appearance, things got complicated. The deal collapsed afterwards, and the gun accusation and potential tax charges remained unresolved. The lawsuit is being handled by special counsel David Weiss, a Trump appointee who remained in his position under U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland.
Abbe Lowell, Hunter Biden’s lawyer, claimed in a statement that the accusations are baseless and politically motivated. He intends to contest the accusations in court, arguing that the previous deal with the prosecutors, recent decisions declaring the Act unconstitutional, and the case’s circumstances should prevent them.
Hunter Biden’s financial and legal troubles continue to be the focus of inquiry as the probe is ongoing. Amidst political tensions, the case is being handled by House Republicans who have initiated an impeachment investigation and are requesting bank records and documents from both President Joe Biden and his son. In order to demonstrate its commitment to the justice system and due process, the White House has forwarded requests for comment to the Justice Department.
As the legal process progresses, the most recent revelations surrounding Hunter Biden’s indictment highlight the relationship between politics, the law, and family.