On Friday, Fox News contributor Jonathan Turley predicted that Hunter Biden, a first-time gun offender, would avoid jail time, as the network reported.
He stated on America's Newsroom that in addition to the gun allegations, Hunter may be indicted on other offenses.
"I said when the indictment came out that first of all, the 25-year period is unrealistic," Turley said during the recent interview.
"He's [Hunter Biden] a first offender. But more importantly, these are not going to be daisy chain. They're not going to run consecutively. They would run concurrently even if he's convicted on all three," he said.
"As a first offender, he would then get a substantial reduction from the maximum. But there is a real chance that he would get no jail time at all. The question is whether this is just the start of a series of indictments and whether he's looking at some other charges coming down the pike," Turley added.
What the Charges Mean
According to the court filings, Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, was indicted on Thursday on federal weapons charges and faces a possible maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.
The records showed that the younger Biden is being investigated for three separate criminal offenses, one of which is making a false statement in connection with the acquisition of a firearm.
That crime alone carries a penalty of up to ten years in prison, a fine of up to two hundred fifty thousand dollars, and three years of supervised release.
The second offense, which is a false statement connected to information that is required to be kept by a federal weapons licensed dealer, carries the potential for a sentence of up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and three years of supervised release.
Implications for the President
Meanwhile, Hunter Biden's father is facing an impeachment inquiry, due to alleged wrongdoing thought tied to the first son, according to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
McCarthy announced on Tuesday that he is directing the U.S. House of Representatives to initiate an impeachment investigation into President Joe Biden for his family's business dealings, initiating historic proceedings ahead of the 2024 presidential election, as The Associated Press reported.
The House speaker stated that House investigations to date "paint a picture of a culture of corruption" surrounding the Biden family, as Republicans investigate the business transactions of the president's son, Hunter Biden, prior to the Democratic president's inauguration.
“These are allegations of abuse of power, obstruction and corruption, and they warrant further investigation by the House of Representatives,” McCarthy said at the Capitol, announcing he was directing the House led by the Oversight Committee “to open a formal impeachment inquiry.”