How Do I Remove My Mugshot?
These days, it seems that our local jails are actually selling information to websites that showcase the mugshots of those arrested in the community. This means that your mugshot, name, and possibly charges, are coming up on several different websites once you get arrested. Alongside whatever social media profiles you have, your mugshot and associated charges appear whenever your full name is searched even if the case was dismissed or the charges were dropped. This is a big problem for people as potential employers, enrollment offices, friends, and family can see this information, permanently tarnishing your reputation. So, there’s the question that goes around: “How do I get it off?” That’s where we step in.
The Orlando criminal defense lawyers at The Umansky Law Firm are seasoned attorneys with over 100 years of combined experience. We’ve handled many cases where a client was never convicted of charges but still had there mugshot plastered all over the internet. Our team is to provide you with the knowledge and resources needed to have your mugshot removed from all digital platforms.
The Process of Removing Your Mugshot from the Internet
Every website is different, which is why you’ll need to work on each website individually to discover their requirements for removing the information. Some websites require that the case be dismissed and you show proof that it’s been dismissed. Other websites require that the case be sealed or expunged to take it off, but most websites will take it off for a fee.
The process of removing your mugshot should start with you making a list of all websites that have your mugshot posted. Most of them have their contact information in the form of an email address or a phone number listed on their website. Write all of that down and then just start going through the list and see what each website requires.
Once you know what each website requires, a lawyer can help you provide the information that they need. Whether it needs to be shown that the case was, in fact, dismissed, that you had the records sealed or expunged, or if it’s just that you need to pay some type of fee to get the information removed, write down what is needed and provide it to your lawyer.
How Google is Cracking Down on Mugshot Hoarding
Search engines like Google are beginning to notice that many mugshot hoarding websites are completely unethical and are making strides in pushing these websites down in rankings. Mugshot websites are exploitative and fortunately for those thousands of people with their mugshots on these sites, they may find that the websites that are storing them may not be around for much longer.
Get the Legal Help Needed to Remove Your Mugshot
The Orlando criminal defense lawyers at The Umansky Law Firm are here to protect your best interests. As former prosecutors, our attorneys have tried hundreds of cases in Florida courtrooms, giving us a keen perspective unknown to most other law firms. With over 100 years of combined experience, our attorneys know how to give you the attention and representation required to receive the second chance that you deserve. Compile a list of what’s needed and we can provide you the appropriate documentation to have your mugshot removed from all platforms. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.