Hunter Biden’s Legal Career Halted By DC Law License Suspension After Gun Conviction

Hunter Biden’s law license in Washington, D.C., has been suspended following a guilty verdict in his recent federal gun trial. The DC Court of Appeals ordered the immediate suspension of Biden’s license on Tuesday, citing the seriousness of his offenses.

Biden was convicted by a Delaware jury on charges of lying on a federal screening form about his drug use, lying to a gun dealer, and unlawfully possessing a firearm. The DC Bar’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel moved to suspend Biden’s law license following his June 11 conviction, as reported by the New York Post.

The DC Court of Appeals highlighted that offenses involving “false swearing, misrepresentation, [or] fraud” warrant suspension under bar rules. The court has directed the DC Bar’s Board on Professional Responsibility to assess whether the offense involves moral turpitude.

Despite the public disclosure of Hunter Biden’s laptop contents, which revealed numerous alleged crimes, Biden remained a member in good standing with the DC bar until this recent suspension. Biden, a Yale Law School alumnus, has not been actively practicing law in DC for some years. He previously held an “of counsel” position at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP during his father’s vice presidency.

In addition to the suspension in DC, Biden’s law license in Connecticut is also under administrative suspension due to a failure to pay a reinstatement fee. Biden’s legal team has filed for a new trial on the gun charges.

Biden faces up to 25 years in prison, though as a first-time, nonviolent offender, he may receive a shorter sentence. Sentencing is scheduled for the fall. Furthermore, Biden is set to face a federal trial in California in September for allegedly evading $1.4 million in taxes from 2016 to 2019, charges to which he has pleaded not guilty.