Hunter Biden pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday to gun and drug charges.

This development comes to refute the claims of the republicans who wanted the son of the American president to have reached an agreement with the judicial authorities that would lead to avoiding prison.

It is about for the first criminal prosecution ever brought against a child of a president and looks set to eclipse Biden’s re-election.

Hunter was indicted last month by special counsel David Weiss on three criminal counts related to lies he told in a federal document.

If convicted of all charges, Hunter could face up to 25 years in prison and up to $750,000 in fines.

Weiss was appointed to the case by Attorney General Merrick Garland amid backlash from Republican officials.

Tuesday’s trial is being held in federal district court in Wilmington, Delaware.

In 2018 Hunter stated on a federal firearms form that he was not addicted or using illegal substances the time he bought a Colt Cobra gun.

A deal to drop the gun charges and separate tax charges collapsed in July when U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika in Wilmington, Delaware, refused to accept it.