Last month, Josh Dugar was sentenced to 12-and-a-half years in federal prison for accepting and possessing child pornography.
Just over a week later, Josh filed an appeal seeking a new trial, hoping he would be convicted.
Since Josh was convicted in December, his lawyers have vowed to appeal.
His initial plea to be found guilty without trial was rejected.
In the latest filing, Josh’s lawyers wrote that he had “applied to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit from the judgment of this court in a criminal case.”
The document states that Dugar “respectfully provides notice of his intent to evaluate and follow any and all meritorious arguments in his application.”
Josh insists on his innocence, and several members of his family buy the obvious lie that Josh was deceived by the Biden administration.
Obviously, Josh’s lawyers won’t try to make that ridiculous argument during his second trial.
Instead, they will focus on the procedures employed by investigators when preparing their case against Josh.
During his first trial, Josh’s legal team tried to sue that federal agents had violated their client’s civil rights while collecting information about his Internet use.
They may also have the impression that agents mistakenly believed that Josh was a criminal.
Now, we’ve already seen pictures of Josh’s office, and it was obviously used by only one person.
The stand-alone structure was large enough for just one desk, and there was a digital padlock on the door that made it clear that someone had come or gone while Josh was away from the office.
Despite all this, Josh’s lawyers are expected to argue that the real culprit was an employee of Josh who used his boss’s computer to download child sexual abuse materials (CSAM).
Apparently, it’s almost like a long shot with the Biden defense.
But at the moment, Josh has no other choice.
Many are watching the appeal process with great concern, fearing that Josh may be acquitted.
This is certainly a possibility, but it is almost unprecedented in cases with a lot of ferrous evidence.
The Dugars, who are still defending Josh, have been silent for weeks since he was convicted.
(In addition to the 12-and-a-half-year prison sentence, Josh will be fined 50,000 50,000 and released after serving 20 years in prison.)
Jill Dugar and Derrick Dillard spoke out against Josh in a lengthy statement that was posted on the couple’s personal website.
“Yesterday was another of those difficult days,” Dillards wrote.
“We’re not happy or disappointed with the sentence, but we’re glad it’s over …”
Cousin Amy echoed those comments in an interview with Dougar In Touch.
Amy told the outlet, “I don’t really think that 100% justice can be done for these victims.
“But I know – I’ve been looking for some details about the prison lately [I’m] I’m trying to get an idea of what’s really going on with him… and if I were, I’d be very, very, very scared, “he added.
Several Dugar women wrote letters to the judge on behalf of Josh, requesting a humble sentence.
Hopefully, the prosecution will not hesitate to call Jill and Amy as witnesses to the character if and when Josh’s appeal goes to trial.
As we have said before, Josh’s suffix is very unlikely to be canceled.
But you can never be too careful when you are against pure evil.