Hunter Biden will plead not responsible to gun fees, lawyer says
Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden, arrives at federal courtroom to plead responsible to 2 misdemeanor fees of willfully failing to pay revenue taxes in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., July 26, 2023.
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Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, will plead not responsible throughout his preliminary courtroom look on three federal felony gun fees, his legal professional mentioned Tuesday.
That lawyer, Abbe Lowell, revealed Biden’s meant plea as he requested a federal choose to carry that courtroom look by video convention as an alternative of in individual.
Hunter Biden “will waive studying of the indictment, which is merely a number of pages and will simply be learn at a video convention,” Lowell wrote in a two-page letter to Decide Christopher Burke.
“Mr. Biden additionally will enter a plea of not responsible, and there’s no motive why he can not utter these two phrases by video convention,” Lowell wrote.
Biden, 53, was indicted final week on three prison counts associated to his possession of a firearm whereas being an illegal drug consumer.
Biden, who has been open about his substance abuse struggles, is charged in two of the counts with mendacity about his unlawful drug use in connection along with his buy of a Colt Cobra revolver. The third rely fees him with possession of a firearm by an individual who’s an illegal drug consumer.
Lowell additionally wrote in Tuesday’s letter that Biden in in search of the video listening to was “not in search of any particular therapy.”
Quite, conducting the courtroom listening to by way of video would “decrease an pointless burden ongovernment sources and the disruption to the courthouse and downtown areas” from Secret Service brokers accompanying Biden to courtroom, Lowell argued.
“With out entering into specifics, quite a few brokers and automobiles are required for what must be a two-day occasion (for a continuing which may be very brief in length),” the legal professional wrote.
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