Are Expungements Effective? Not According to the Internet.

Why Expunging a Criminal Record is Useless

Last year there were over 10.5 million arrests in the United States. Most of these individuals are found not guilty or their charges are dismissed within minutes. However, even after been set free they have to deal with the backlash online.

 

That’s right, online mug shot publication websites are real and they don’t care about your expungement.

 

Depending on the location of the arrest an individual could potentially find themselves listed on dozens of privately owned websites.

 

So what is the point of expunging your record when it is plastered all over the internet for the world to see?

 

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Real Life Example:

John, a 45-year-old engineer living in the sunny state of Florida was having dinner with his family in their new home they recently purchased. When all of a sudden John hears a stern knock on his front door.

 

To his surprise, there were two police officers standing there with their hands on their holsters. John initiates the conversation after being shocked at what he saw, John has never been in trouble before. A matter of fact, he was an honor roll student and graduated Suma Comlaude from USF.

 

The officers were not as shocked, they began to question John about his whereabouts that day and why he never showed up to his hearing.

 

John has baffled. What hearing? He was not aware of a court date or anything related to this matter.

 

Within minutes the police began to escort John to their squad car and then to the station. Once there, he was handcuffed, fingerprinted and had a mug shot taken.

 

John sat in a holding cell for 4 days until there was an available time for him to appear in front of a judge. Once in the courtroom, the judge informed him that the warrant was granted due to unpaid tickets.

 

Here’s the kicker. The summons was mistakenly sent to his previous address. John honestly had no clue where to begin. He begged the judge for forgiven and how it was an honest mistake.

 

The Judge was quick to dismiss the case after hearing about the mishap with delivering the mail to the incorrect location. John’s charges were dismissed however, he now has an arrest on his record due to this nonsense.

 

At the end of the hearing, the Judge granted John an application for expunging this charge. An expungement, in layman’s terms, is the act of permanently removing a charge from an individual’s criminal history or background check. 16-weeks later John’s expungement was approved and mailed to his new address.

 

During the 4 days, John spent in that holding cell his charges were “public information”. This means that all those mugshot websites as previously stated had already collected his arrest information and posted online for the world to see. Most websites automatically scrape recent arrests every 48-hours. So regardless of the legal outcome, John was guilty in the public eye.

 

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John’s case was expunged and thrown out of court. However, the internet tells a different story.

 

In 2019, it is extremely easy to file an application for either expungement or sealing criminal records. Everyday individuals are acquitted of their past judgments but still trapped in the never-ending vortex of the “dark web”. Seeing their mugshot on Google, Bing, or Yahoo even after everything was thrown out of court.

 

In order for an expungement to truly relieve someone of past discretions, everybody must abide by it. Unfortunately, many mugshot website owners have found a loophole in the system.

 

As long as the information was published prior to the expungement being finalized they are not legally obligated to remove the information. (depending on the state where the arrest occurred)

 

Consequently, John not only lost his job over his coworkers and boss hearing about the incident but it also lost him some friends along the way. As nonviolent and minor as his crimes were, individuals tend to feel a certain way after seeing a mugshot on the internet.

 

This is when John took it upon himself to seek a solution for his misfortune. To his surprise (he had never looked himself up before) his mug shot and personal information was appearing 6 times on the first page of Google.

 

John assumed the only place to locate a mugshot would be at the courthouse or sheriff’s website if that existed.

 

“I have never been so embarrassed in my entire life, all of this over a few unpaid tickets! My life is ruined.” John explains, “It should have never reached this point, I have tried contacting the local and state authorities but they all tell me the same thing… my hands are tied”.

 

This is when John’s creative juices started flowing, he was a smart guy and know if nobody else was going to help him he was going to have to take matters into his own hands.

 

With having the knowledge of how the internet works after working as an engineer for decades, John visited a website to help uncover the owners of these mugshot publication websites. He started with a simple WHOIS search from a website called ICANN. Tools such as these will uncover any names, phone numbers and email addresses if the website it registered publicly.

 

To John’s surprise, all of the domains were registered privately, go figure. He sent various messages to the proxy email addresses given within the WHOIS report but his messages went unanswered.

 

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John was stomped, no clue of where to go next. That was until he was surfing the internet one day and came across the term “online reputation management”. This is a practice of helping individuals reclaim a positive web presence by removing exactly what he needed, his mugshots.

 

Although John’s case was dismissed he was having a hard time finding a new job as most employers passed on him after hearing about his little incident. As minor as John’s charges were, comparing an individual who was arrested next to someone who wasn’t is no contest.

 

John’s problem is worsening each day. As more websites are created, his arrest information is constantly spreading onto more and more sites.

 

Finally after 6 months of suffering from this negative information online John decides to test out a few companies to see how they can assist. To his surprise, most of the companies would require money upfront with no guarantee of successful removal. John managed to remove three out of the six photos by submitting his expungement paperwork but the other three websites would still not comply.

 

On his last attempt before giving up John simply went to Google and typed in “erase mugshots”. Luckily for John, EraseMugshots.com appeared as the first result and he figured he would try one last company.

 

There was one slight difference, EraseMugshots offered a guarantee! Could this be John’s saving grace in order to regain control of his online reputation?

 

After a brief phone call with Joe a Senior Reputation Analyst he was quoted $1,299 to remove the remaining links. John was given a detailed statement of work that guaranteed not only the work today but if anything should resurface there was no additional fee.

Within the next 72-hours, all of John’s mugshots were removed. In fact, EraseMugshots even went the extra mile by removing his personal information from 45+ background websites or data aggregate sites.

 

Now the only thing appearing online for John is his Facebook, a few old pictures from college and miscellaneous results of other individuals with the same name as him.

 

Finally, John has the chance to reintegrate himself into the workforce. He was hired by a large IT firm roughly 2-weeks later thanks to the disappearance of his criminal record online. And all of this thanks to a few unpaid tickets.

 

You would be surprised at the amount of information that is housed on the world wide web. As harmful as an arrest is in the first place, having your charges expunged and still seeing your mugshot online is a nightmare, to say the least.

 

If you or someone you know is currently struggling to remove negative information online, especially arrest records and mugshot photos please contact us via the form below. One of our knowledgable reputation analysts will reach out to you in a few hours with a detailed plan on how EraseMugshots can remove your criminal history.

 

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Jailbase Mugshot Removal

Jailbase Mugshot Removal

Are you wondering how you can remove your mugshots and arrest records from Jailbase.com? If so you have come to the right spot, let us walk you through all the steps you need to take in order to have your public records removed from Jailbase.com in a few short days. Guaranteed removal solution of your mugshots and public records and other related information on this website.

 

Removals from Jailbase generally take several business days. Afterward, it may take Google a week to update their search results accordingly.

 

Who is Jail base? Simply put, this is a privately owned website where the webmaster publishes daily mugshots and arrest booking information for the public to see. This site typically ranks amongst the top 10 search results on Google when you search for an individual that has been arrested in the past. This website is not a law enforcement agency, it is privately owned and operated from an average John Doe out of his basement most likely.

 

In order to completely remove yourself from Jailbase.com, there are a few things you should know beforehand to save you money and most importantly, your time. Because nobody wants to struggle with a past arrest haunting them on the internet. Not only is it unbecoming but having a mugshot on Google, Bing, or Yahoo may cost many individuals their jobs, homes or even worse, their relationships (marriage, dating, friends, etc.). Delete the ability for others to easily view county mugshots.

 

Now let’s dive into how you can successfully remove your mugshot from Jailbase.com.

 

 

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Steps to Remove Your Mugshot on Jailbase for Free

If you have ever visited Jail base before you know what type of information is published on a daily basis. Everything from your mugshot photo, the time and location of where your arrest occurred and the charges are also included on your “arrest profile”.

 

They claim to provide an up-to-date database of recent mugshots, public records, booking information and county mugshot publications. In a matter of 24-hours after an arrest occurs an individuals’ mugshot in published on the internet. Make sure you know your options.

 

If you are unsure if your mugshot is located elsewhere please click here for a free removal analysis.

 

Step 1: Visit Jailbase.com

There are several ways on how you can successfully locate your mugshots.

  • Go to jailbase.com by typing or copy/pasting the link into your search bar.
    • Once you enter the website, search for yourself under “Search for people you know” this is simply a way to browse recent arrests and search for arrested persons.
  • Visit Google and copy/paste the following (replace with your full name) into the search query box.
    • site:jailbase.com John Doe

 

Please see the screenshots below for assistance, there are options on the menu directly on their website as well:

Option 1: Visiting Directly

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Option 2: Searching Through Google

 

 

Step 2: Search for Desired Arrest Record

After typing in the required fields requested in order to uncover your mugshot on Jail base you are prompted with every individual who meets those criteria (see below):

 

 

In order to save yourself more time while locating your county jail arrests, you may enter a specific state and county. Locating a mugshot for an individual with a common name (i.e. John Smith) can be nearly impossible unless you refine your search.

 

Once you have browsed recent arrests and located yourself or the individual you are seeking to remove and click on the right arrow on the right-hand side of the box.

 

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Step 3: Click to Enter Arrest Profile

After you have located the correct record and clicked into it you will then see a detailed report of the arrest itself. Depending on the state that you live in the rule and guidelines of what information is published may vary.

 

For example, in many counties in the state of Georgia, it is illegal to post the mug shot itself. So instead they will leave a default image (typically a silhouette as you see on Facebook where users do not have a profile picture) and the arrest information is below for everyone to see.

 

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Take a minute and look over the information that was published about you. Take note that many posts include the individuals mailing address or home address. If it was not startling already, the public now is able to see where you live!

 

Once you have reviewed your list (if interested) scroll down to the bottom of the page to continue with Step 3: Locate Opt-out Form. This is the beginning to the end, the next step is where you will tell them what information on this website you would like removed.

 

Step 3: Locate Opt-out Form

Once you scroll to the bottom of your “arrest profile” you will see two options. Most will miss the opt-out button because jail base has made the title very small and grey in order to not draw attention to it. Please see screenshot below if you need help locating the “opt-out button”.

 

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Next, click on “Opt Out”.

 

Step 3: Submit the Opt-out Form

Right away you are redirected to another screen entitled “opt out”. This is your official request to remove your public records from their database.

 

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Here you will fill out the required information such as your e-mail address and mobile phone number. Jail base asks for your mobile number to send you updates. Updates will alert you when your information is successfully removed or in case they require more information.

 

Once completed click the “Request Opt-Out” button below where you entered your mobile phone number.

 

You are then redirected to another page to verify your public records. Jailbase.com will send you a code to both your email and phone before proceeding for any mugshot removal. Head over to your email as well as copying the code sent to you via text message and input them within each requested field.

You are now one step closer to ensuring nobody can view county mugshots online in reference to your name. The only way to access your information now will be through a local law enforcement agency.

 

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Voila! You Are All Done.

If you are seeing your mugshot and related arrest information on additional sites please contact us directly for more assistance by clicking here. We will request some contact information and reach out to you either by phone or email within 24-hours for an assistant. Many individuals utilize Jail base for all the wrong reasons where the purpose may be illegal (i.e. hiring process, leasing, credit checks, etc).

If this is an urgent matter please call 786-363-8509 for direct help. Hopefully, this article helped shine some light on how you can remove your mugshots and public records from Jail base. Everyone deserves a second chance, stop letting your past haunt you. Be proactive with EraseMugshots.com.

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Mugshot Removal

Mugshot Removal Solutions Made Easy

How do reputation agencies perform mugshot removals? The internet can be a double-edged sword.  It’s extremely useful when you want to find information online. In addition, it can also be damaging if you want to hide your personal information.  

This is especially true of information associated with an arrest record. Arrest records online could compromise future job opportunities. The list of potentially negative effects is endless.

Remove a mugshot from Google today with EraseMugshots.com.

 

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How to Remove Once Published

Yes, EraseMugshots.com provides a complete removal solution for arrest records online. We go beyond simply removing your mugshot(s) online, remove your background report as well!

Information on this service can be found here.

The first step when removing online mugshots is to locate all publications online. This is a 30-minute process and is done at no charge to the client. After the analysis is completed we will provide you with a cost and timeline. Most removals are completed within 72 hours.

 

 

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Why is My Mugshot on Google?

Police records, which include mugshots, are considered to be public domain.  As a result, mugshot publications do not need to obtain any special permission or consent prior to posting your details. These details include; image, home address, arrest location, age, height, weight, and charges. Remove a mugshot online to better your chances at success in the future.

In most cases, posting your mugshot on a private website also fails to constitute slander, libel, or defamation. To claim defamation you must prove (with legal documents) what was published is false. If your arrest is wrongfully reported you have an excellent chance of removing the content free of charge.

If you are having trouble finding a mugshot online try visiting Jailbase and searching your name. (Learn how to remove from Jailbase with these easy to follow steps)

 

 

Can My Attorney Remove My Mugshot From Google?

So, Yes and No. Over the past decade, our legal team has perfect the way we remove information online.

Hiring an attorney will be more costly in the long run. Attorneys tend to hire us 90% of the time. This is the reason why many attorneys hire our experienced team of professionals to remove their clients’ mugshots.

MY RECORD WAS EXPUNGED, SEALED, DISMISSED. DOESN’T THE MUGSHOT SITE HAVE TO REMOVE IT?

 

 

Removing Mugshots from Google

Next, for every mugshot publishing website which exists, there is a mugshot extraction solution. The average removal solution cost range from person to person. Average solutions cost around $1,500. For more severe charges or for habitual offenders the cost will most likely increase.

So is it worth it?  Should I trust EraseMugshots.com to live up to their promises?

Generally speaking, everyone one of our clients will tell you it’s the best money they spent this year.

EraseMugshots.com works with dozens of law firms. This way we can aggressively combat these unwanted sites in a timely manner. They understand the sensitive nature of the information and your privacy is their main concern.

 

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EraseMugshots’ Removal Solution

If you have been arrested, your mugshot is most likely published on 5+ websites within the first 2-weeks. Paying for a single removal on the one you see may cause issues. This will not solve the issue unless you uncover EVERY website that has published your information.

Not only is this approach ineffective, time-consuming and frustrating, it’s also extremely expensive. We can help remove arrest records fast.

Furthermore, EraseMugshots searches over 300 mug shot websites to uncover your arrest records across the internet. Once we have established which sites have posted the arrest, our team will work to have them removed immediately. Once the negative information is removed we will update Google accordingly. It will be as if the arrest never appeared on any mugshot website.

Taking only a few days to complete our mugshot extraction process is backed by our 100% money back guarantee. So, if any of the links should reappear, we will remove it at no cost to our client.

Furthermore, below the Q&A section is a short list of mugshot sites which may have published your arrest information online. In conclusion, feel free to search by clicking on each site and typing in your name.

 

How EraseMugshots Can Remove Mugshots Online

Publications typically surface after 2-weeks following the incident.  Addressing these mugshot publications promptly gives you an advantage while performing a mugshot dismissal.

During advanced background checks, it is likely all of your past discretions will resurface. Sites such as Radaris or BeenVerified disclose everything from your name, criminal history, relative, addresses and much more.

Removing mugshots and background checks are what EraseMugshots specializes in. Our removal team will contact all search results immediately following the successful removal of your arrest records. After a few days, Google will update its search results to reflect any changes.

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Preventing Online Mugshots

The easiest way to prevent mugshots online. One important fact most ignore is that an arrest does not mean a conviction. It is important that you remain proactive instead of reactive.

It is not always possible to remove online mugshots while the records are still within public records. You can only hide or suppress public records stemming from county offices. That is what EraseMugshots does, and we are the best.

EraseMugshots has removed over 16,000 records so far and have over 1,900 happy customers. 100% guaranteed on every removal solution.

Erase Mugshots can have these types of details removed within as little as 72 hours. They can also offer a background check removal service, which takes around 45 days to complete. Erasemugshots will ensure your negative booking information will not appear on Google.

Visit Erasemugshots.com and complete their free, no obligation analysis. Don’t let the mistakes of your past haunt you for the rest of your life. It could cost you many life-changing opportunities. Take control of your own background by removing your mugshots online today.

 

Do Mugshot Removals Really Work?

Some people wonder whether the services offered by companies like Erase Mugshots really work. Therefore, EraseMugshots believes it should not be this easy to find mugshots on an individual. Arrest records are public records. Let the researcher contact the courthouse to get results.

It is impossible to completely remove public records, as they are, by their nature, public and open for life.

EraseMugshots.com also offers comprehensive background removal. Remove your personal information from the top 45 background agencies. Stop letting your past hold you back.

Uniquely, the company also offers a money back guarantee. Again, if EraseMugshots should fail, you receive all of your money back! Through Erasemugshots.com, anyone is able to take a look at the company’s terms and conditions, which are fully transparent. Those who sign up with the company will have a partner on their side for as long as they need them.

 

Why Use EraseMugshots?

There are numerous reasons why people would want to have their background cleaned up. The company has so far been able to remove 16,138 files and has more than 1,900 happy customers.

Erase Mugshots has combined experience in content removal of more than 230 years. Some of the reasons people work with them are:

 


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Lastly, without hiring a reputable company to work on your behalf, the negative content may very well remain on Google permanently.

 

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