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Jul 4, 2014

Shaquille Meighan out on bail for aggravated assault

Shaquille Meighan

Several bail applications were heard today in the Supreme Court. There were no objections from prosecutors in the Supreme Court all morning until the application of Shaquille Meighan came before Justice Herbert Lord. Shaquille, who is the younger brother of notorious siblings Ellis and Tyrone, has been tied to the spate of shootings that started on Calle al Mar. the bloody weekend ended with a shooting on Victoria Street on June twelfth for which Shaquille has been charged.  Shaquille was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm and today, when his bail application came before Justice Lord, the prosecutor indicated that they are objecting to bail being granted to him. It came as an ambush and surprise to Attorney Saldivar, who was upset and outrage with the late indication made by the court in regards to his client.


Arthur Saldivar, Attorney for Shaquille Meighan

“Wherever there is an application for bail, so on to the Crime Control and Criminal Justice Act, there is the requirement to have the petitioner remain at least fourteen days prior to the bail being heard. It is expected that within that time, any objection that the D.P.P. may have will be reduced to writing and placed in the form of an affidavit so that the court may be properly fixed with knowledge of what that objection may be. When no such objection has been tendered, it is expected that there will be no issue at the hearing. But as you noted today, there was an issue that was raised extemporaneously at the hearing of the bail application which needed an adjournment to be given and we had to return this afternoon. However, all things considered it went well and bail was finally granted to the petitioner in the matter.”



Arthur Saldivar

“The D.P.P. representative was of the view that your client had lied in his affidavit to the court saying that he has never been arrested before for any such offense. What can you say about that?


Arthur Saldivar

“Well he had never been arrested for certain offense; that’s the truth. The issue really Anita was as it pertains to the petitioner was whether or not he has a record. And he does. He has an unblemished; he’s never been convicted of any offense. Certainly, given where he is from and given the situation that’s plaguing most neighborhoods in the city recently; the spurge of crime and most neighborhoods considered crime-ridden, there are a lot of young people who have been caught up in the net of police action over the past few months, years. So it is not unusual to find that young persons have been arrested but again he did not in any way knowingly tell an untruth. I believe his emphasis was on conviction.”


Meighan was offered bail in the sum of ten thousand dollars plus two sureties of five thousand dollars. he was also given bail including curfew.

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