United States – Attorneys of Hunter Biden, the son of Joe Biden, United States president, said in court on Monday that his prosecution on federal charges of possession of firearms faced undue unprecedented trial earlier this month and, as such, require retrial.

On June 11, Hunter Biden created history as the first child of a sitting president to be convicted of a felony when the jury found him guilty of all three charges pertaining to making false statements on policies on gun purchases due to his illegal drug use in 2018, as reported by Reuters.

Grounds for Retrial

Biden’s lawyers submitted a Monday document stating that Biden qualifies for a new trial because a federal appeals court did not officially permit the trial-level court to continue after dismissing his appeals.

The president’s son sought to have the law under which he was charged nullified on the grounds that it was unconstitutional, infringing on his right to bear arms as enshrined in the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Details of Conviction

A jury in Wilmington, Delaware, found Biden guilty of not being truthful on a background screening form when he was purchasing a revolver in October 2018 and using it despite this being prohibited for two weeks, as reported by Reuters.

Biden has not been found guilty of any wrongdoing doing and his lawyers have stated that he shall appeal against the conviction.