Hunter Biden requests new trial

The president’s son is seeking a new trial after his conviction on felony gun charges.

Hunter Biden has requested a new trial after being convicted on three felony gun counts.

The request for a new trial is based on a procedural claim, arguing that the trial commenced before a circuit court formally issued a mandate denying his appeal, and therefore, his convictions should be vacated.


Driving the news: The convictions against Biden include two counts of making false statements for denying drug addiction when purchasing a firearm in 2018, and a third count of illegally obtaining the gun while addicted to drugs.

  • Biden’s legal team also cited a recent Supreme Court decision regarding firearms for individuals under domestic violence restraining orders to support their motion for acquittal or a new trial.
  • The legal team emphasized that Hunter Biden did not pose a violent threat with the firearm, and therefore, his Second Amendment right to bear arms should be maintained.
  • Additionally, Hunter Biden’s lawyers raised questions about the timeline for drug addicts to purchase firearms after stopping drug use, potentially setting the stage for future appeals.
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