Jill Duggar's Husband Derick Passes Bar To Become A Lawyer While Brother-In-Law Josh Faces Years Behind Bars
Jill Duggar's husband is a lawyer!
Derick Dillard — who is currently expecting his third child with the 19 Kids and Counting alum — is officially a licensed lawyer, according to a new report.
As revealed by The Sun, the 33-year-old passed the bar exam, which he took on March 23, making him ready "to be certified to the Clerk of the Arkansas Supreme Court for admission as [an] attorney licensed to practice law in Arkansas.”
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In 2020, Derick revealed he was studying law in order to become a "public defender or prosecutor" one day, and now he is one step closer to achieving his dream.
While Jill's husband kicks off his career in the legal scene, her oldest brother, Josh Duggar, is facing some severe legal troubles, as he was convicted of possessing and receiving child pornography late last year.
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Josh — who was found guilty after his trial in December 2021— is currently facing up to 40 years behind bars as his looming sentencing has yet to take place.
After declaring his guilty verdict "unconstitutional," Josh's attorneys are trying to overturn his conviction claiming the "Government sidesteps the issues and mischaracterizes Duggar's arguments," as OK! learned.
The sentencing hearing initially scheduled for April 5 was recently pushed back to May 25 after Josh's legal team told the court they needed more time to gather new evidence before the sentencing. The defense insisted the strict COVID-19 guidelines at Washington County Jail in Arkansas, where the TV personality has been staying since the trial, has made it more difficult for the lawyers to meet with their client.
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The documents claimed that more time was needed to "pursue additional information and documentation" related to the case, and that the postponement was "not intended to unnecessarily delay or hinder the proceedings."
In the meantime, Josh has been unable to see his wife, Anna, and their seven children since being booked into the jail, as he is only allowed to video chat with his family while he awaits sentencing.
In the upcoming May hearing, Josh could face up to 20 years in prison for each charge against him, as well as up to $500,000 in fines.