Josh Duggar Appeal In Jeopardy As Government Refutes Claim
Duggar Family news reveals that, as briefing comes to an end, we can now expect oral arguments to be heard in Josh Duggar’s appeal for his conviction on child pornography charges. However, the government has filed a notice of a recent court ruling that says it demonstrates “additional authority” in the case. Continue reading and we’ll fill you in on the details.
Duggar Family News – Revisiting Josh Duggar’s Heinous Crime
Duggar Family news reveals that, according to KNWA Fox24, the defense has maintained Duggar’s innocence and filed a federal appeal not long after the sentence was handed down. The former 19 Kids and Counting star was convicted of downloading and possessing child pornography in a Fayetteville, Arkansas federal court in, 2021.
The father of seven was later sentenced to 151 months (12.5 years) in federal prison to be followed by a term of 20 years of supervised release.
Duggar Family News – Appeals Court Schedules Oral Arguments
The prosecution filed a Citation of Supplemental Authority on January 24, pointing to a recent case — US vs. Treanton — that, it said, “bears on defendant-appellant Joshua Duggar’s contention that he was in custody during the search of his used-car lot.”
In its appeal brief, filed on October 3, one of the defense’s key issues was that the district court had “erred by denying Duggar’s motion to suppress statements after a federal agent physically stopped him from contacting his attorney and subsequently interrogated him outside the presence of counsel.”
It also noted that the panel had determined the suspect, in that case, wasn’t taken into custody “because a reasonable person in Treanton’s position would have believed that he was free to terminate the interview if he wished.’”
Duggar Family News – Josh Duggar’s Fifth Amendment Rights Not Implicated
OK! reported previously that the former Counting On star insisted that agents had attempted to “suppress statements” after an officer had “physically stopped him from contacting his attorney and subsequently interrogated him outside the presence of his counsel.”
Duggar also claimed that they had forced him to remain in his car, despite later claims that he had “maintained unencumbered freedom of movement” throughout the incident. The citation also read, “A panel of this Court rejected a similar contention arising under significantly more restrictive circumstances than those at issue in Duggar’s case.”
The court papers also said that “Duggar’s Fifth Amendment rights are not implicated here because he was not in custody during his conversation with investigators.” When Duggar’s Arkansas car dealership was searched in 2021, what agents found was described as some of the “worst” child abuse material they had seen.
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