In accordance with the terms of his release, which were approved by United States District Judge Maryellen Noreika, President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, may go to jail if he uses any drugs or alcohol.
Having been charged with illegally possessing a handgun as well as failing to make payments on federal taxes for two years, Biden made an appearance in federal court in Delaware this week. He was scheduled to provide a guilty plea as a part of a plea agreement negotiated by his attorneys and the US Dept. of Justice (DOJ).
When Judge Noreika questioned if the plea agreement addressed any charges arising from the DOJ’s continuing investigation of the first son, the plea agreement fell apart. According to reports, the plea agreement would have granted Biden “broad immunity against prosecution in perpetuity.”
According to Breitbart News:
“The initial plea agreement collapsed because the court questioned whether it included prospective charges arising from the continuing Justice Department inquiry. According to the prosecution, there were no suspected breaches of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) in the course of the deal.”
According to MSNBC, the court took a ten-minute break to see if the two sides could rapidly reach a settlement. When the deal resumed, sources stated that it would “be more limited in scope,” only covering certain allegations of tax and gun-related wrongdoing. According to CNN, “the two sides have agreed that this agreement doesn’t protect him from future possible charges.”
“However, the judge reportedly told the prosecution and Hunter Biden to file more papers because she wasn’t yet ready to accept the plea agreement.”
Biden then submitted a not-guilty plea and will need to appear in court again as his legal team bargains with federal prosecutors for a fresh plea arrangement.
If Biden violates any of the terms of his release, including using marijuana, he may be charged with contempt of court and sentenced to jail time.
Biden has been transparent about his prior drug usage, which includes using crack cocaine.
It’s interesting to note that this week, Biden appeared in court with Kevin Morris, one of his lawyers. Morris was spotted last week smoking off a bong while in broad daylight when Biden was visiting.
As part of the terms of his release, Biden has to “continue or actively look for employment.” Additionally, he is required to inform the court “in writing” of “all international travel arrangements.”
As part of his release conditions, Biden could also be asked to submit to random alcohol and drug tests.
The release clause, which had been signed by both Noreika and Biden, states that “testing may be conducted with randomized frequency and could involve urine testing, the application of a sweat patch, a remote alcohol screening system, and/or any other kind of illegal substance screenings or testing. The defendant is forbidden from interfering with the effectiveness and accuracy of illegal substance screening or testing or attempting to do so.”
The release terms state that Biden might potentially be ordered to “participate in an intervention program as part of inpatient or outpatient drug abuse therapy as well as counseling.”
“Violating any of the foregoing conditions of your release can result in the immediate issuance of an arrest warrant, the cancellation of your release, an order for detention, a forfeiture of your bond, along with a prosecution for contempt of court and also may result in jail time, a fine, or even both,” according to the terms of release.