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Hunter Biden's gun crime trial will resume with opening statements on Tuesday, June 4

The federal gun trial of Hunter Biden began jury selection in Delaware on Monday, setting off proceedings that are sure to capture the nation's attention in the days and weeks to come.

Here are some important facts about how the process will proceed.

1. Hunter Biden faces up to 25 years in prison

Hunter is charged with one count of making false statements in the purchase of a firearm, one count of making false statements regarding information required to be maintained by a licensed firearm dealer, and one count of possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of, or dependent upon, a controlled substance.

If found guilty on all counts, he faces up to 25 years in prison. For each count, he also faces a fine of up to $250,000 and three years' probation.

2. Hunter's defense relies on his drug addiction

The charges against Hunter state that he was addicted to drugs at the time he purchased the gun, meaning the prosecution does not have to prove that he was actually under the influence of drugs at the time of purchase.

Legal expert Gregg Jarrett said Hunter's defense is based primarily on denial of addiction and rehab, with the substitute defense that he was too drugged to do anything bad. His defense may also try to challenge the Second Amendment, even though his father is an advocate for stricter gun laws.

3. Hunter's family members attend the trial

First Lady Jill Biden, Hunter's stepmother, attended the first day of his trial on Monday along with Hunter's sister Ashley Biden.

Hunter arrived at court holding hands with his wife Melissa Cohen Biden.

Hunter's father, President Biden, has not announced any plans to attend the negotiations.

This is an excerpt from an article by Anders Hagstrom of Fox News