Hunter Biden Suspended from Practicing Law in Washington, D.C. After Federal Gun Conviction

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has suspended Hunter Biden from practicing law in Washington, D.C., according to a filing by the court’s chief judge on Tuesday. as reported by CBS News.

The “immediate” suspension, ordered by Chief Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, comes after Biden’s recent conviction on federal gun charges by a jury in Delaware. Federal law prohibits individuals who improperly use controlled substances from purchasing or possessing firearms. Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, was found guilty of three felony counts related to his purchase of a gun in 2018 while he was addicted to crack cocaine, According to Washington Post.

The court cited the “serious crimes” as justification for suspending Biden’s legal practice in the district. “The respondent is suspended immediately from the practice of law in the District of Columbia pending resolution of this matter,” the order stated, referring the case to the D.C. Bar’s Board on Professional Responsibility for further investigation.

Hunter Biden, a Yale Law School graduate, has been licensed to practice law in D.C. since 2007, though he has not been particularly active in the legal field in recent years. told by The Hill.