(TargetLiberty.org) – On Wednesday, a federal judge denied Hunter Biden’s request to appear virtually at his first court hearing relating to the three felony gun charges filed against him. On Tuesday, a federal grand jury will be charging Hunter Biden with his firearm charges after which point he will be arraigned.
Among the charges faced by President Joe Biden’s son, is a charge on one count of firearm possession while being addicted to a controlled substance. If he is found guilty Hunter Biden could face a maximum sentence of 25 years.
This is not the first time that Hunter Biden will have to appear before the federal court in Delaware. In July he appeared before the court with a plan to plead guilty as part of a plea deal to two tax misdemeanor charges. However, that deal which would have protected him from being prosecuted for a felony gun charge fell through. The GOP had blasted the plea deal previously claiming it was a sweetheart plea deal.
Last week, special counsel David Weiss released the three federal firearm charges against Hunter Biden. Biden was originally scheduled to appear before the court on Tuesday.
According to his lawyer, Abbe Lowell, Biden is planning on pleading not guilty to the charges against him. He further claimed that Hunter Biden was not expecting or looking to receive special treatment. Finally, Lowell had made a request for Hunter Biden to virtually appear before the court rather than in person, arguing that his transportation was going to financially impact the resources of the government and would be a challenge logistically.
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