Josh Duggar hires new lawyer a few days before the start of the child porn trial

Things are not looking good for Josh Duggar.

In fact, at this point, it seems almost certain that the former reality star will soon be on his way to jail for a very, very long time.

You’re probably aware that Josh’s trial on child pornography starts two weeks from today, November 30th.

What you possibly does not have realized is that legal quarrels before the trial have been going on for several months now and none of it has gone Josh’s way.

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The defense has already filed five requests to dismiss evidence, and all have been denied by a federal judge during court hearings.

Even before initial arguments have been heard, Josh’s side is starting to get desperate.

So maybe it should come as no surprise that Josh has decided to make some desperate last-minute changes.

Josh Duggar is the worst

According to a new report from The sun, Josh has hired a new lawyer.

In court documents filed earlier this week, Josh requested the court’s permission to add associate attorney Ian T. Murphy of Margulis Gelfand, LLC to his already large defense team.

For once, something went Josh’s way, and the judge granted the request.

Josh Duggar looks happy

Murphy works for the firm that already represented Josh, but his addition still indicates that Duggar and his legal team are getting worried in their final days of preparation for the trial.

It’s unclear why Josh and his team decided to bring a caller in so late in the game, but the move comes on the heels of one of their most rude games to date.

Last week, prosecutors requested permission to use Josh’s past sex crimes against him in court.

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Specifically, they would like to mention in their arguments that Josh abused five young girls – four of whom were his sister – while he was still in his teens.

Lawyers say their reason for doing so is to establish a pattern of behavior and illustrate that Josh has a long history of “sexual interest in young girls.”

Josh’s lawyers have responded by claiming that there is no solid evidence that he ever abused his sisters.

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In cases published earlier this week, Josh’s attorneys claim it is “unclear” whether the “unspoken accusations actually constitute a crime” of sexual assault in the second degree “under Arkansas state law.”

They say police reports of Josh’s assault on his sisters are too ambiguous to be used in court.

This is despite the fact that the mere existence of these reports is sufficient to establish the pattern of behavior to which the prosecutors refer.

Josh Duggar at a game

“The report is heavily edited and, importantly, contains no names or dates of birth of anyone involved, making it extremely difficult for anyone, much less this court, to determine whether Duggar actually committed the alleged acts under Rule 414. “the report, and whether the conduct, if committed, constituted a crime, especially in the light of the affirmative defenses clearly set out in the statute,” reads the defense’s filing.

It is unclear whether the judge has made a decision in this case.

Perhaps Josh’s new lawyer is an expert in arguing for this kind of request.

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Or maybe he was brought in for a desperate attempt to support Josh’s defense team in the wake of yet another setback.

Either way, it’s too late for Josh to accept a grievance deal, and he will soon take his chances in front of a jury.

We can only hope that justice will finally be done.

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