On Tuesday, president Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, pleaded not guilty in federal court to charges accusing him of purchasing a handgun in 2018. The case is the latest attempt by the Republicans to inflict political damage on his father.
During the arraignment in Wilmington, Del., Biden entered not guilty pleas on three charges brought against him last month by US Justice Department – possessing an illegally obtained gun for 11 days, i.e. from October 12 to October 23, 2018, falsifying a federal firearms application, and lying to a federally licensed gun dealer.
If convicted, Biden could face up to 25 years of imprisonment and fine of $750,000. However, it is rare for a first time offenders, who has not been accused on using the weapon in crimes, to receive serious prison time.