Court Has Suspended Hunter Biden’s DC Law License

Court Has Suspended Hunter Biden's DC Law License

( – Last month, a federal jury convicted Hunter Biden on three felony charges in his criminal gun trial. He is waiting for a sentencing date, which must take place before October 9 this year. However, he’s already facing some immediate consequences of his guilty verdict.

On Tuesday, June 25, the DC Court of Appeals ordered the suspension of Biden’s law license in the District of Columbia following his conviction on what the court deemed “serious crimes.” The court issued the decision in response to the DC Bar’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel’s filing seeking the action.

Previously, the DC Bar listed Biden as a member in good standing. However, this procedure is standard for attorneys convicted of felonies, and other states where Biden holds a license to practice law will likely follow suit.

The president’s son, who graduated from Yale Law School, hasn’t practiced law recently. He was last active when he worked at Boies Schiller & Flexner from 2009 to 2017. Now, he’s trying to earn a living through his art and from his memoir — which, ironically, prosecutors used as evidence against him during the gun trial.

Biden’s legal team is currently preparing to appeal the case. On Monday, they filed paperwork asking for a new trial but pulled the motion without explanation. A judge could sentence him to as long as 25 years in prison and a hefty fine of as much as $750,000. However, the judge will likely award him far less as a first-time offender.

Following his sentencing, his legal team will likely base an appeal on grounds that the cited laws violated their client’s Second Amendment rights. They tried to do that initially, but the judge dismissed the motion until the government prevailed in a conviction.

In September, Hunter must stand trial on nine tax violation charges, including evasion. He has pleaded not guilty.

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