There are over 100+ mugshot publication websites in existence. After an arrest, your mugshot will appear on an average of 5-10 different websites.
You can get your mugshot online through a plethora of websites, from Arrests.org to WhitePages.com. On the internet, there is almost no privacy; anyone with $10 and a stable internet connection can access your personal data.
This includes your contact information, your home address, social profiles, criminal records, financial liens, and much more.
Here at EraseMugshots are mission is to work for each and every one of our clients to remove their criminal records online. At the end of the day, after finding and removing your mugshot online the only place anyone will be able to view your record is at the county office(s).
Unless you expunged your case, then you never have to worry about this again! *Knock on wood* Unfortunately all mugshots are public record so don’t bother getting your attorney involved.
Before we dive into the article and explain to you how to find your mugshots and how to get your mugshot removed.
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Locating Mugshots Online
“John Smith” arrest or “John A. Smith Sarasota Florida” arrest
Unless you can a very common name, there should be at least one result found on the first or second page. If your arrest was recent, please wait an expected 2-3 weeks for your mugshots to appear online so you can get a good sense of what you’re dealing with. Here are some of the states that have a higher level of distribution (you will most likely be found on more sites than average):
How to Get Mugshots on Arrests.Org
Visit the site
Start by opening up a new window and typing in (or copy and paste) Arrests dot org. You will be prompted by the following page where you can select a specific state.
Select your state
Once you have chosen a state (by clicking on the grey map illustrated above), Arrests.org will prompt you with the most recent arrests and mugshots for the entire state.
However, you can two options at this point.
The first, you can type in the individual’s name in the search query boxes on the top of the page (shown below)
Enter your name
After entering the name of the individual you are hoping to find, Arrests.org will filter results to only individuals with that name.
If your name (or whomever you’re looking for) is unique, the mugshot should appear within the top results.
However, if your name is “John Smith” you may have some more digging to do. But no worries, we are here to walk you through the process.
There are many ways to narrow down and filter the results, however, the most efficient process is to simply scroll down and click on the county where the arrest occurred.
From this point forward there shouldn’t be more than 1-2 pages to look through because you get to your mugshot.
Once you find it, click on the image.
This will prompt a “pop-up” window, where you can continue to hit the blue button at the top for “More Information”. This unlocks your full record on Arrests.org.
How to Get your Mugshot on Mugshots.com
If there was ever an original mugshot publication website, Mugshots.com would be it. Pre-dating 2015, Mugshots.com started as one of the first innovators of mugshot websites throughout the internet. In the beginning, mugshot publication websites worked to provide more transparency to selected regions around the world. In efforts to bring more awareness regarding those around them.
Wouldn’t you like to know if your next-door neighbor has a domestic violence charge or DUI? You probably don’t even think about it when you let your kids go play outside, who is dangerous around them.
Go to Mugshots.com
It all starts by revisiting your web address bar and typing in Mugshots dot com, you will be prompted by the webpage (depicted below). On this webpage, you are able to search for mugshots by name. Do this by using the search query box in the top right (shown below).
To keep it consistent let’s conduct this search using the name “John Smith”. That way you can the more extensive process available, so you can better learn how to get your mugshots online. Odds are you will find your mugshot before these steps are finished.
Narrow your search
On the following page, after searching for a name, you are prompted with some broad results. From this point, there is a section titled “Narrow your search:”. Here, you are able to filter the results even more by location. Continue to narrow down the results by selecting the applicable filters to your search. Furthermore, after selecting the county of the arrest, you can begin scrolling through the given results.
You should be able to quickly find your record. Once you do, click on the mugshot photo and your screen should look exactly like this:
So as you can see, Mugshots.com houses personal information such as your name, address, age, and much more. However, if you find yourself on Mugshots.com, the odds are great that your mugshot has spread elsewhere.
Additional Questions & Concerns on How to Get Your Mugshot
Lastly, if you are struggling to remove a mugshot online, contact us today. Even if you are wanting to learn more about how to get your mugshot removed from Google, Bing and Yahoo are much easier than you might expect.
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