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Hunter Biden Resubmits Motion for New Gun Trial

Hunter Biden Resubmits Motion for New Gun Trial
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Monday, 24 June 2024 03:46 PM EDT

Lawyers for Hunter Biden, the son of U.S. President Joe Biden, said on Monday his trial on federal gun charges went forward prematurely earlier this month and must be done over again.

Hunter Biden became the first child of a sitting president to be convicted of a felony on June 11 after a jury found him guilty on all three counts related to his lying about illegal drug use when he purchased a handgun in 2018.

Biden's lawyers said in a Monday court filing that he is entitled to a new trial because a federal appeals court did not give the trial court a formal green light to proceed after dismissing his appeals.

The president's son had unsuccessfully argued that the law he was charged under was unconstitutionally vague and violated his right to gun ownership under the Second Amendment of the U.S. Consitution.

A jury in Wilmington, Delaware convicted Biden of lying on a background screening form when purchasing a revolver in October 2018 and then illegally possessing the gun for two weeks.

Biden has denied wrongdoing, and his lawyers have said he will appeal the conviction.

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Lawyers for Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, on Monday resubmitted a motion seeking a new trial in his federal gun case, one week after the motion was withdrawn by the defense team without explanation.Hunter Biden became the first child of a sitting president...
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