Hunter Biden Tries New Tactic to Overturn Gun Conviction

( – Attorneys for Hunter Biden, 54, are trying a new tactic to overturn his gun conviction.

On June 24, Hunter Biden’s attorneys filed a motion for a new trial, alleging Judge Maryellen Noreika, who presided over his gun trial, lacked the jurisdiction since the trial began before paperwork for Hunter Biden’s last appeal had been filed.

The June 24 filing comes after his attorneys filed the same motion for a new trial on June 17 and immediately withdrew the request.

The motion for a new trial comes after Hunter Biden’s June 11 conviction for his Oct. 12, 2018, purchase of a Colt revolver while he was addicted to cocaine. Hunter Biden unlawfully possessed the firearm for 11 days.

Two of Hunter Biden’s appeals were rejected in May by a three-judge panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, finding they could issue a ruling until there was a verdict in the case. However, according to Hunter Biden’s attorneys, the appeals court has not yet ruled on the request for reconsideration of his two appeals by the full Third Circuit Court. In the June 24 filing, Hunter Biden’s attorneys said that means “the conviction must be vacated.”

In the filing, Hunter Biden’s attorneys referenced the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding a ban on guns for those who commit domestic violence, arguing Hunter Biden’s Second Amendment rights were intact because he had never been violent with anyone.

The filing comes as the D.C. Court of Appeal also suspended Hunter Biden’s law license on June 25 due to his conviction. He had been licensed to practice law under his full name, Robert H. Biden, since 2007.

Hunter Biden faces up to 25 years in prison. However, a sentencing date has not yet been set. The president’s son is also facing charges that he evaded $1.4 million in taxes from 2016 to 2019. His trial is set to begin in September.

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