Again in Might, Josh Duggar was sentenced to 12 and a half years in federal jail on fees of possessing and receiving little one pornography.
On the time, his attorneys vowed to enchantment Josh’s conviction, and amazingly, the Duggars appeared assured that the recognized serial intercourse offender would ultimately be exonerated.
However greater than ten months after Josh’s conviction, his authorized crew isn’t any nearer to convincing the court docket of the necessity for a second trial.
And now we’ve got phrase of one more delay within the course of.
Again in June, Josh was transferred to Seagoville Federal Correctional Establishment, the ability that may function his residence for the subsequent decade.
(With good habits, Josh might be eligible for parole in simply over 10 years.)
Now, his legal professionals are claiming the switch is stopping them from getting their enchantment so as in a well timed trend.
In keeping with paperwork filed this week, Josh’s attorneys have requested that the choose lengthen their deadline for submitting an enchantment.
The issue, they are saying, is that they’ve had bother assembly with their consumer since he’s been locked up in a federal facility in a special state.
(Josh spent the primary months of his incarceration in a county jail in Fayetteville, Arkansas, not removed from his household’s residence in Tontitown.)
Josh’s lawyer Justin Gelfand, famous within the submitting that he’s not trying to “hinder or delay” the proceedings.
Gelfand says that the extension is critical, nonetheless, after spending appreciable time in “important coordination with the Bureau of Prisons,” he has been unable to spend adequate time together with his consumer.
“Given the size of the transcript arising out of this prison jury trial and the complexity of the attainable points on enchantment, Duggar respectfully requests an extra 21 days inside which to file his opening temporary,” the paperwork learn.
If the extension is granted, Josh’s legal professionals can have till October 3 to file their enchantment.
Such delays will not be sudden, however Josh’s household might be a bit shocked that his authorized crew has now requested a 3rd submitting extension.
In spite of everything, these are the identical attorneys who insisted after the primary trial that the necessity for an enchantment was apparent, and who claimed that they’d be again in court docket ASAP.
As soon as the enchantment is submitted, it’ll possible take a number of months earlier than the choose in Josh’s case points a ruling.
Which suggests it is perhaps greater than a yr earlier than he’s again in court docket.
And that’s if the choose agrees that there’s adequate trigger for a second trial.
Josh’s legal professionals are preventing an uphill battle, and by all appearances, they’re struggling earlier than the battle even will get underway.
Hopefully, actuality is beginning to hit residence for Josh, and he’s starting to comprehend that he received’t be a free man for a really very long time.