The news of Josh Duggar remains in the headlines of the Duggar family. Recently, court documents from Josh’s defense team talk about some of the motions in support of the case. And one of the documents mentions that the defense believes the government got rid of evidence that could potentially help prove Josh Duggar’s innocence at trial. Here’s what happened.
Where is Josh Duggar now? He was arrested in April 2021
The arrest of Josh Duggar in April 2021 shocked many fans and critics of the Duggar family. Federal agents took on the reality star on suspicion of downloading and receiving child sexual abuse material. After allegedly tracking down the IP address of the download, the FBI visited Josh’s workplace, Wholesale Motorcar, according to an affidavit from a Homeland Security Investigations agent. They then confiscated several electronics like Josh’s phone and laptop.
Despite Josh Duggar’s news, he’s reportedly not worried about what might happen. According to a source close to the Duggar family, Josh believes he will survive all the way. “He really thinks he’s going to get out of it,” said the source.
Also, it seems that the arrest created a rift in the family. The source claimed that the Duggars are not as close as they were due to recent events.
Josh Duggar news: Defense says government didn’t preserve ‘explanatory evidence’
Recent Josh Duggar news shows that the defense has a number of motions they back up to defend Josh. a reddit user uploaded documents. One document said the defendant supports “a motion to dismiss for the government’s failure to preserve potentially guilty evidence”.
Court documents continue to state the “find” in the case “reveals that the government acted in bad faith by failing to preserve potentially guilty evidence…” Reviewed the phone manually, and they did a forensic review of the other phone. But, according to the defense, the government looked at Josh’s stuff more thoroughly. And they eventually (reportedly) found nothing noticeable on the other three phones.
Additionally, the defense stated that the government “confiscated and ‘manually reviewed’ the cell phones of two witnesses and ‘forensically reviewed a witness device’” without preserving these records for Josh to review. decided. This reportedly “deprives” Josh of his constitutional right to “access potentially guilty evidence”.
His trial has been delayed to the end of 2021
While Josh Duggar’s test was originally scheduled for the summer of 2021, his defense team pushed to delay. Now, the trial will start on November 30, 2021. Pretrial will start from November 18, 2021.
Some Duggar family followers suspect that Jim Bob Duggar may have persuaded Josh not to go to trial. With more Josh Duggar news hitting the headlines, it doesn’t look good for the Duggars. And the family has already lost their TLC show, depending on the, due to arrest. It’s likely they wouldn’t want any more bad press. But we will have to wait and see what happens before November 2021 and what Josh and his defense team decide.
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