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    “Hunter Biden Convicted of Gun Crimes: Sentencing and Appeal Await in High-Profile Case”

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    Hunter Biden Found Guilty of Gun Crimes: Will He Face Jail Time?

    In a landmark criminal trial, Hunter Biden, the son of US President Joe Biden, has been convicted of federal gun charges and drug use. The 54-year-old, a Yale-trained lawyer and artist, was found guilty on three charges related to a handgun purchase in 2018 while he was addicted to crack cocaine.

    The charges stem from Hunter Biden falsely stating that he was not using drugs illegally when buying a .38 caliber revolver. Despite not taking the stand during the one-week trial, First Lady Jill Biden attended several days of proceedings.

    Now, the question arises: Will Hunter Biden be sentenced to jail? Although the felony charges are significant, being a first-time offender suggests he’s unlikely to face incarceration. Instead, experts predict probation and community service, considering the nature of the offenses and his high-profile status.

    Moreover, logistical challenges for the Secret Service, tasked with protecting him as the President’s son, make a lengthy jail term less probable. Factors favoring a lighter sentence include Hunter Biden’s apparent recovery from drug abuse, though this didn’t result in leniency during the trial.

    Judge Maryellen Noreika, known for her tough stance during hearings, could opt for a harsher sentence. The sentencing date is pending but expected soon.

    Regarding a potential pardon, President Biden has ruled it out, affirming his acceptance of the case’s outcome. After sentencing, Hunter Biden will have a window to appeal, indicating a continued legal process in this high-profile case.

    Sources By Agencies

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