Josh Duggar Fights To Have His Sentencing Delayed

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Josh Duggar has filed a motion to have his sentencing delayed. The former 19 Kids and Counting star was convicted of receiving and possessing child pornography in December 2021. Duggar faces up to 20 years behind bars and $250,000 in fines for each count he was convicted of.

The Josh Duggar Trial Puts An End To The Show

Duggar was first arrested in April 2021 for receiving and possessing child pornography. He plead not guilty and was released to his family home until he was convicted in December.

Allegations against Josh and his eventual conviction weren’t a surprise to many people. There have been rumors about his pornography preferences for several years. The trial and his conviction have brought a lot of shame on his family.

Josh Duggar - Duggar Family
Josh Duggar – Duggar Family

Of course, the allegations against Josh and his eventual conviction have led to the end of 19 Kids and Counting. The Duggar family is no longer appearing in their own reality TV series. A number of family members have spoken out about the conviction.

At one point, Jinger, Josh’s sister, expressed that she was concerned about his family and the victims of sexual abuse. She worried that his family and how they would deal with the trial. She made a statement on Instagram saying, “We are thankful to God for exposing Josh’s actions and to a legal system committed to protecting the innocent and punishing the guilty in this case. We are grateful for justice. We are praying for further justice, vindication, protection, and healing for all those who have been wronged.”

Michelle and Jim Bobb Duggar, the parents of the 19 Kids and Counting crew, have only said that their prayers and faith have helped them stay strong during the proceedings. Through it all, Duggar’s wife, Anna, has been a solid partner though. Despite the allegations and, later, the conviction, Anna has stood by her husband’s side. The couple shares seven children

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Duggar – Instagram

Will Duggar Be Granted A Continuance?

Although he was convicted in December 2021, Duggar is now filing a motion to delay his sentencing. The court documents obtained by Us Weekly read, “Defendant Joshua James Duggar, by and through undersigned counsel, respectfully requests that this Court continue the sentencing hearing in this case by approximately 30 days.”

The motion was filed by his legal team on Saturday, March 19. According to the document, they are asking for a “brief continuance.” They cited COVID-19 precautions in the Washington County prison system for preventing them from meeting with Duggar. However, the continuance will also give the legal team more time to obtain other useful evidence to help the court determine fair sentencing.

Anna Duggar Instagram, Josh Duggar
Anna Duggar Instagram

Currently, Josh Duggar is scheduled to be sentenced on April 5. The motion to delay has not been responded to yet, but either way, Duggar will receive his sentence within the next month or so. How much time do you think he will serve?

Amanda Blankenship

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