The trial against Hunter Biden for illegal possession and purchase of a weapon is set for June


Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, will be tried in June for the purchase and possession of a handgun in 2018, something illegal when the user is using drugs, announced this Wednesday the Delaware District Court.

The process is set for the weeks of June 3 and June 10, but the exact days and duration will be specified later.

Hunter Biden is charged with three counts related to the illegal purchase and possession of weapons, which could result in up to 25 years in prison, although the penalty is usually less severe for those who, like him, have no criminal record.

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According to the indictment, around October 12, 2018, he lied by claiming that he was not using drugs when he bought a .38 caliber Colt Cobra pistol.

Hunter Biden, 54, pleaded not guilty last October 3 and by doing so the case moved forward and will go to trial.

The son of the current president has publicly acknowledged that for years he struggled with addiction to alcohol and drugs, which was aggravated after the death of his brother Beau in 2015 from a brain tumor.

The investigations against him were opened in 2018 during Donald Trump's term and have been used by Republicans to attack the Democratic president.

The trial will coincide with Biden's full election campaign. Both the president and Trump managed this Tuesday to secure the necessary delegates to see their candidacy confirmed at the conventions of their respective parties in the summer.

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This same Wednesday it was also indicated that Hunter Biden has refused to appear at a public hearing next week before the House committee that is investigating the Biden family for alleged irregularities, such as influence peddling, to benefit relatives in business when Biden was vice president of Barack Obama.

Although at first Hunter had stated that he wanted a public appearance instead of a closed-door statement, the refusal takes place due to scheduling problems, according to his lawyers, and also because they do not consider that appointment to be a serious exercise.