Hunter Biden convicted on gun charges: Will he go to jail?

Hunter Biden, the son of United States President Joe Biden, has been found guilty of illegally buying a gun while under the influence of drugs in 2018, becoming the first child of a sitting president to be a convicted felon.

The younger Biden, 54, showed little reaction to the verdict on Tuesday and left the Delaware courthouse holding hands with his wife Melissa Cohen Biden and first lady Jill Biden.

What is Hunter Biden convicted of?

Hunter Biden was indicted on September 14 on three counts regarding a 2018 purchase of a Colt Cobra .38 Special revolver from a gun shop in Wilmington, Delaware, the Bidens’ hometown.

He was found guilty of making a false claim on the application to buy the gun by saying he was not a drug user and was convicted of lying to a federally licensed gun dealer.

Hunter Biden was also found guilty of knowingly owning the gun while being an unlawful drug user. He owned the pistol for 11 days in October 2018.

A 12-member jury‘s guilty verdicts concluded a trial that began on June 3.

Hunter Biden’s myriad personal woes made their way into the trial with two of his ex-girlfriends testifying in court – Hallie Biden, who was married to Hunter’s late brother, Beau Biden, and Zoe Kestan. Hallie Biden told the court she found the revolver in his truck and threw it in a dumpster out of fear while Kestan told the court that she witnessed Hunter Biden use crack cocaine at luxury hotels.

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