Reality TV star Tila Tequila has alleged that her boyfriend Shawne Merriman; a linebacker for the San Diego Chargers; chocked her and stopped her from leaving his apartment. The two were at Stingtree night club hours before the alleged incident occurred. After leaving the club, both went back to Merriman’s home in Poway, CA. San Diego County Sheriff received a call from a woman claiming she had been choked and pushed down as she tried to escape the house. When the Sheriff arrived Tequila, whose real name is Tila Nguyen, signed a citizens arrest for Merriman allegedly falsely imprisoning her and battery. Both are felony charges if he is found guilty. Tequila was taken to the hospital for treatment, but was later released with no injuries. Merriman was taken into custody and was held on $58,000.00 bail. He was released after bail was posted. No charges have been filed to date.
If this were to happen to you or a loved one in New York, you will need an aggressive New York Criminal Lawyer. Stephen Bilkis & Associates has been helping the residents of New York defend themselves against assault and battery charges for more than a decade. We have offices located in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk County. We offer a free consultation to speak to a New York Criminal Lawyer from our firm at 1-800-NYNY-LAW (1-800-696-9529). Call Stephen Bilkis & Associates today to take advantage of this free opportunity and speak to a New York Assault and Battery Defense Lawyer today.
The firm of Stephen Bilkis & Associates and its New York Criminal Lawyers and convenient locations in the New York Area including Homecrest, NY can be very helpful to you if you find yourself involved in a criminal prosecution. Facing charges without aNew York Criminal Lawyer could lead to a bad result.