After falling into the unfortunate circumstance of being arrested there are several things you need to do before you can “forget about it”.
Most notable and apparent would be your mugshot(s) appearing on the first page of Google, Yahoo, or Bing. Before working in the online reputation we never realized how much an individual’s Google results would influence their life.
90% of consumers turn to the internet to answer all of their questions and concerns. This can be troubling for you if others begin to come across the mugshot online. For starters, mugshots can be extremely misleading and take away great opportunities you could have had if your mugshot wasn’t plastered across the web.
Applying for a job? Most employers turn to Google before any other source. Why? Because it’s free, easy, and correct for the most part. What employers sometimes do not understand is that mugshots display the initial arrest records and charges. Whereas many cases are immediately dropped, dismissed, and even expunged. Leaving most individuals stuck and rarely given the chance to explain what happened.
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Mugshot publication websites do not care what the outcome of your case is. As soon as an arrest occurs that arrest information is uploaded into the county’s database where it is considered public information.
This essentially means that anyone and their mother can obtain and freely distribute your arrest records whereas they please. They can post your mugshot directly to Facebook and there are no guidelines in place in order to demand removal.
Struggling with a mugshot online can really put a halt on both your personal and professional lives. But here is the good news, EraseMugshots and our team of mugshot removal specialists have been performing successful removals of arrest records for over a decade. If you or someone you know is currently working to remove a mugshot from Springfield Mugshot and is having no luck, please complete the form below and we will contact you as soon as possible for assistance.
Springfield Mugshots is no different from any of the other 500+ mugshot publication websites on the internet. As we briefly touched on earlier, mugshots and arrest reports are considered public record, this is what allows them to publish mugshots. Granted the information has not been sealed or expunged.
Meaning, anytime a new arrest occurs that information is commonly “scraped” from the county court’s database, copied, and uploaded onto a mugshot publication website. From here your arrest information begins to spread like wildfire as every mugshot domain begins to publish your information.
On average, when an individual is arrested they can find their mugshot on approximately 2-3 websites within the first week. However, over the course of the next few weeks to a month, mugshot sites begin to copy each other. In total, the average amount of websites an individual is found on for a single arrest is roughly 10-15 different domains.
At the end of the day, Springfield Mugshot photos can stem from anywhere. Most of the time the information is obtained from the county directly since this website is location-specific.
How Long Does a Springfield Mugshot Stay Online?
This question depends on who you work with.
For starters, if you do nothing and expect the mugshot to be removed after a few months or years you are sadly mistaken. Just as anything else on the internet, if you do not remove the content from the source (the mugshot website) the information will remain online indefinitely.
The reason being is that users flock to SpringfieldMugshots.com whether their information is present there or not. It has become a form of entertainment where others can quickly scan their area for the most recent arrests. Most of the time looking for an unflattering mugshot that they can make a joke about and share onto social media.
If you make the wise decision to work with EraseMugshots, the mugshot is removed within about one week. Following the removal, we ask for a few days in order to notify Google, Bing, and Yahoo about any alterations to a specific website (in this case it is SpringfieldMugshots.com).
By law, there is nothing illegal about what this website is doing. They are informing the local community about all crimes around them. Some see this has a very useful tool whereas others feel this website is holding them back from unlocking their full potential in life without any barriers holding them back.
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How to Remove a Springfield Mugshot?
Working to remove a mugshot online is a daunting task. This is much like asking CNN to remove a pressing article just because you “don’t like it”. 9 times out of 10 your emails will go unanswered and you will be left in the dark.
Therefore, for good or bad, mugshots are public information, we cannot stress this enough. Those who are arrested DO NOT OWN THEIR MUGSHOT. Technically the police and local clerk of court’s office own your information since they took the photo with their device on their property.
There have been cases where lawyers were able to obtain the copyrights to mugshots, however, this is very rare and seen within less than 1% of all cases.
The website, SpringfieldMugshots.com shows no direct contact information so you may have to do some detective work to uncover who is behind this nefarious mugshot domain.
Lucky for you, our legal team has removed hundreds of records from Springfield Mugshots and would love to assist you. Please contact us immediately if you would like to discuss your removal options from Springfield Mugshots.
Remember the longer you allow your mugshot to remain online. The more likely it may be for your arrest details to spread onto more and more databases.
Remove Springfield Mugshot Photos from Google
Depending on what company you work with or if you are successful on your own. So, you should know that there are additional steps to perform after Springfield Mugshot agrees to remove your mugshot.
Here at EraseMugshots, we perform this on your behalf.
Immediately after Springfield Mugshots removes your mugshot and arrest details from their website you should see “ERROR 404” or “THIS PAGE NO LONGER EXISTS” if you should try to revisit the page.
So, copy and paste their URL into the following Google Crawl Tool to finalize your mugshot removal. This basically informs Google that there has been a recent change on a particular webpage. Where you would like them to take a quick look at.
Lastly, Google does its best to automatically recrawl every website online, however, sometimes this mugshot removal process is extremely prolonged and can be expedited. Be patient during this process, de-indexing anything from Google can take anywhere from a few hours to a week if they have a heavy work-load. But remember, there are always options for you here at EraseMugshots. Contact us today to see what removal plan works best for you.