Hunter Biden was sick to his stomach after he got this bad news

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Things are not going well for Hunter Biden after he was convicted on felony gun charges.

Now his life is about to get a whole lot worse. 

And Hunter Biden was sick to his stomach after he got this bad news.

Hunter Biden’s legal woes are just beginning

A federal jury in Delaware convicted Hunter Biden on three felony gun charges related to lying about a drug addict on a federal background check form for a firearm in 2018.

Now, he faces up to 25 years in federal prison and a fine that could be as high as $750,000.

But this could just be the start of his problems.

The President’s son has another trial that’s set to begin in September over tax crimes.

George Washington University Law School Professor Jonathan Turley said Biden’s felony gun convictions are going to create a whole new set of problems moving forward during an appearance on Fox News.

“His counsel has got to refocus on that tax case, they are going into that case now with a convicted felon,” Turley said. “Now, these are very different types of claims, but there is a third front developing. Congress just referred what I consider to be a very strong case for a perjury investigation of Hunter Biden after his testimony before Congress.”

Tax trial could be a big problem for Hunter Biden

House Republicans leading the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden made criminal referrals to the Justice Department for Hunter Biden and James Biden – the President’s brother – for lying to Congress.

Turley predicted that Attorney General Merrick Garland wouldn’t do anything with the referrals.

“But the problem is that the House seems to have Hunter Biden dead to rights . . . on those perjury claims,” Turley said. “It is hard to see how what he said before Congress was true. It is a much more serious offense. It is currently sitting on the desk of Merrick Garland.”

A future Attorney General could decide to take action on the criminal referrals with their five-year statute of limitations.

Turley said the charges against Biden are “much more serious” in his tax case and that as a convicted felon, he could receive a harsher sentence if convicted.

“As for Hunter Biden, this may prove the least of his problems, you know, the chances that he goes to jail, probably are low, but I would not dismiss them,” Turley said.

Biden’s legal team knew the prosecution had him dead to rights, so they tried a jury nullification strategy where they hoped to get him acquitted because the jurors thought the prosecution was unjust.

“The problem with a jury nullification strategy is it can tick off a judge,” Turley explained. “This was a case of overwhelming evidence, and it seemed pretty clear to everyone that the defense was going for a nullification. That may not sit well with the judge.”

“But even if she imposed jail time, it would be relatively short, the tax case, not so much,” Turley continued. “That is a much more serious set of allegations where jail time can be more substantial.”

Hunter Biden’s legal woes are just beginning right in the middle of his dad’s hotly contested re-election campaign.