Former U.S. President Donald Trump faced a slew of legal challenges as he was charged with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in a Manhattan criminal court. Trump, flanked by a team of court officers and secret service agents, pleaded not guilty to all charges during the nearly hour-long proceedings.

The charges against Trump are all Class E felonies, which fall under the lowest category of felony offenses, carrying a maximum sentence of four years. Along with the charges, prosecutors also mentioned Trump’s “threatening posts” on social media, adding to the gravity of the situation.

Judge Merchan granted Trump’s lawyers until 8 August to file any motions, including a potential motion to have the case struck out. The court appearance marked another legal hurdle for the former president, who has faced a series of legal battles in recent years.

As the case against Trump unfolds, all eyes will be on the legal proceedings and the potential implications for the former president. With the charges of falsifying business records, Trump’s legal team will likely face a challenging road ahead as they navigate the legal system in Manhattan. The outcome of this case will undoubtedly have significant ramifications, and the world will be watching closely as events continue to unfold.