WILMINGTON, Del. (NEWSnet/AP) — Testimony for the prosecution will continue Wednesday in the federal gun charge case against Hunter Biden, who is the president’s son.

Much of the prosecution’s case so far has focused on the seriousness of his crack addiction in an effort to prove he was actively using the illegal drug when he filled out an application in 2018 to purchase a weapon.

Prosecutors argue it’s necessary evidence to show his state of mind when he bought the gun.

Background on the Hunter Biden Case

 

Hunter Biden been charged with three felony federal gun charges resulting from a 2018 firearm purchase when he was, according to his memoir, he was addicted to crack.

Specifically: He has been accused of lying to a federally licensed gun dealer, making a false claim on the application by saying he was not a drug user and illegally having the gun for 11 days. If convicted, Hunter Biden faces up to 25 years in prison, though first-time offenders usually do not get anywhere near the maximum.

Hunter Biden also faces a separate trial in California in September on charges of failing to pay $1.4 million in taxes.

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