Joavan and his brushes with the law
At least four cases filed against Joavan ended in acquittal or dismissal.
In 2008, the court acquitted Joavan of a murder charge for the death of a jeepney driver in Talisay in 2006.
In 2014, he was also cleared of a drug case filed by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). In August 2015, he was acquitted of another drug case filed by police.
A month after, the court dismissed a case of frustrated murder against Joavan after the complainant, a car shop watchman whom the accused allegedly shot in 2013, withdrew the charges he filed against the adopted son of Councilor Fernandez.
His only conviction was the case of reckless imprudence resulting in damage to properties for ramming his green Pajero into a police mobile car at the intersection of R. Rabaya Street and the South Coastal Road in barangay San Roque, Talisay City.
In that case, he was ordered to pay P13,700 to the Talisay City government which owns the police.
Joavan is facing another case for illegal possession of explosives which is still pending in another court.
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