The charges against Chavez were dropped within one month.
Chavez was charged with a crime that had very serious consequences were he found guilty. He was afraid of going to jail, of having a criminal record, and of having his life ruined by the person he supported like family.
Chavez is a family man who lived with and financially supported both his mother and his stepfather in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. Chavez had a horrible relationship with his stepfather, who was unappreciative and combative. One day when Chavez stepped outside the house, many of the cars out front (he is a car broker) had been vandalized, their tires slashed and windows broken. Chavez knew his stepfather was the cause of the vandalism and told him to pack his things and move out. Chavez then went inside the house and called the police to report the vandalism. When the police arrived they arrested Chavez. His stepfather had told the police that Chavez threatened his life and pointed a gun at him.
The stepfather was lying and the police did a terrible investigation. There was no gun found at the scene, or in the vehicles. We also interviewed two independent witnesses who confirmed that at no time was Chavez holding a gun. These witnesses were on scene when the police arrived but never questioned by them. We convinced the prosecutor that there was not enough evidence to prove aggravated assault.
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