Mugshots and What You May Not Know

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Mugshots | What Should You Know?

 

If you have ever been arrested there is a high chance of probability that your mugshots are appearing in Google! You have most likely seen yours if you fall into this category. All arrest information is considered public information, so these website sites are within the legal rights to display this content without permission from the arrestees.

The most common misconception we see is users who visit these sites automatically assume the worst. A mugshot site or booking photo is simply a reference to the individual and the incident. If someone has a mugshot online that DOES NOT mean they were convicted. Most people are released right away and never see the inside of a cell.

This is a perfect example of how unregulated the internet is. Having sites publish booking information only to have that individual pay them to have it removed.

 

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Why are Mugshots Online?

Mugshots and booking information are considered public information as we briefly covered previously. If you would like to obtain an arrest record for a family or friend (or even a potential date) all you would need to do is visit the county and ask. Unless the case was expunged, you will be provided with all of the case details from the incident. Do not worry, this can still be removed.

Once a website obtains your information they are free to do with it as they please. Mugshots can be uploaded to Facebook, Twitter, Personal Websites and more. They are unfortunately protected under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Additionally, the arrestee, in this case, does NOT own the rights to the photo. The county court of clerk office does.

In fact, there have been many statutes implement over the past several months in efforts to minimize the spread of arrest information (see what your state’s guidelines are here). These statutes include, not paying for a mugshot removal. Consequently enough, these website owners are now NOT removing anything (not what the state expected). Moreover, the law set in place made it illegal to charge for removals, not to post. However, if your case has been dismissed or expunged many sites will comply with your request and remove the negative information.

 

How do you find everything that is out there?

First, start with a Google search for all variations on your name to uncover your mugshots.

 

John Smith OR John D. Smith OR John Doe Smith

 

Next, put words like arrest or mugshot after those variations to further narrow down your results. After you think you have a list, review it as this should consist of about 5-10 different sites. You can then reach out to the site owner(s) and provide your legal documents discrediting what they have said about you. Lastly, be sure to be polite and provide facts they cannot argue.

 

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In this case, here is a list of the popular sites we remove from on a daily basis:

 

What Steps You Can Take to Delete it

Nonetheless, once you are confident with the list you compiled it is always a great decision to have a third party company double check. EraseMugshots offers a FREE ANALYSIS which uncovers all of the website displaying your arrest content online and mugshots. Due to our 100% risk-free guarantee approach, EM’s removal specialists can have your online reputation back to normal in just 72-hours!

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How Can They Do That on the Internet?

How Can They Do That on the Internet?

It is highly unregulated, however, which can be a problem. The way the internet operates is mainly based on the Communications Decency Act (CDA), which states that certain popular websites are immune from civil lawsuits resulting from content posted by third parties. Additionally, some of those websites are able to restrict access, edit, and remove third-party content at their discretion as well.

While good on paper, the CDA has actually caused the formation of websites that ask people to pay them in order for the negative material to erased. And, at the same time, it has given rise to websites that purposefully post false and negative information about individuals in an effort to encourage them to make those payments.

Tricks of the Trade

Numerous review websites now exist that do not enable people to get to know individuals or businesses but to make money instead. For instance:

  • 1st website alters complaints and reviews to make them look more favorable – for a payment
  • 2nd website has paid monitoring and brand advocacy programs in place.
  • 3rd website offers an “independent arbitration” service, meaning that those accused of cheating on their partners need to pay to have their information removed.
  • 4th website offers to have criminal records expunged from the internet for a certain fee.

How Can They Do That?

It can appear very unfair to have to pay a business to remove negative information. In fact, some people claim that it is completely illegal and is, in fact, a form of extortion. However, in a recent lawsuit against Yelp!, Inc, it was once again affirmed that it is in fact completely legal to do this. 

There are numerous loopholes that websites rely on, however. Websites do not say that they will post negative content for payment. Rather, they inform someone that the content is there and ask if they would like to remove it. 

Mugshots.com is a clear example of what NOT to do. Read more.

What They Cannot Do – Internet Defamation, Slander, and Libel

Certain things are illegal online:

Defamation, which means that a false negative statement is made about you that harms your reputation. It includes both slander and libel.

  1. Libel, which is defamation posted online, often through blog posts, ratings, reviews, bulletin board posts, comments, and web pages
  2. Slander, which is spoken defamation on audio files, podcasts, or transcribed videos.

It is not unheard of for websites that request payment to have negative information removed, to come up with false and untruthful information. This constitutes defamation. They feel comfortable doing so, however, because they know how difficult it is for you to prove defamation. It is your responsibility to show that:

The statement is false and that it is a representation of fact, rather than opinion. Only facts are true, whereas opinions are not.

  1. The statement has harmed or can harm your reputation.
  2. The statement was made without adequate research or due diligence into its truthfulness. Essentially, you must be able to provide that it was willfully shared with full knowledge of it being a false statement.

Perhaps the greatest loophole, therefore, and the reason why so many companies think nothing of posting negative and/or untruthful things about individuals, is because they know there is very little you will do. Usually, the payment they require for the removal of that information will be far less than the legal fees involved with taking legal action for defamation, libel, or slander, and there are no guarantees that you will win the case because of the complexities involved. Hiring an online reputation management company can improve your positive awareness online.

Expunction Does Not Mean You are in the Clear

An expunction of a criminal record

Expunctions often seems like the silver bullet you need to erase a criminal record from the public record. With almost a third of adults being arrested by the age of 23, a lot of people are finding it hard to find a job and to rent a home.

The expungement process is quite a simple thing to understand. It means that your criminal records are no longer accessible to the public via the courts.

But expunction doesn’t mean you’re in the clear.

What Does Expunction Actually Cover?

Once you have had your criminal record successfully expunged, nobody can go to the courts and find out that you have received a conviction for the offense in question.

Previously, this meant that you were essentially completely clean and a background check would reveal no criminal convictions. The problem is that this process has failed to keep up with the digital age.

It Doesn’t Cover Online Articles and Blogs

For example, you live in a small town and you got a misdemeanor a few years back. It naturally made a random local news page online. Years later you had that conviction expunged from your record.

The problem is that the local news page that originally published the story is under no obligation to remove their story or any of the details.

Someone performing a background check can simply look up the story and find out that you were convicted, despite the expunction.

Private Background Check Companies have a Way Around Expunction

It’s also true that expunction only determines the result of a background check in the future. Employers that enlist a private background check company to look up a prospective hire and still see that expunged record.

Why is this the case?

Court records are downloadable and these companies periodically download the latest records.  Performing a background check will uncover all personal pieces of information about someone. 

What Can You Do About It?

In the cyber age, the role of the expunction is nowhere near as powerful as it once was. It doesn’t apply to people talking online or records that were downloaded before the expunction became active. That’s why you’re not in the clear just because you were successful.

So what can you do about it?

 Most employers will appreciate the honesty and may still decide to not hold it against you.

Last Word – Is an Expungement Still Worth It?

The expungement is still worth it because it reduces the chances of any future damage by having your name appear in the records of the court.

Plus an expungement is far more respectable than having an active criminal record that anyone can access. But there’s no doubt that expungement still has its flaws.

Have you applied for an expungement of your criminal records?

Internet Reputation Monitoring

Internet Reputation Monitoring

At EraseMugshots.com, our goal is to make sure you look good online. To achieve this, three key services are available: background check removal service, mugshot removal, and internet monitoring service. The three are separate packages, but they all work in tandem with each other.

Background Check Removal Service

The background check removal service, for instance, is designed to make sure that personal information and arrest records are removed from the 30 biggest background check service providers the world over. In so doing, potential damages, either personally or professionally, are minimized. This service is suitable for people who believe that their criminal records or other personal data may be a significant hindrance to finding housing, employment, or even a date. It should be noted that there is a lot of money to be made in providing people with access to personal data, which is the focus of background check service providers. Indeed, even sealed and expunged details are readily available online to anyone willing to pay the price. Of course, there is a disclaimer stating that the information may not be used to make decisions on housing or employment, but oftentimes that is exactly what it is used for.

Mugshot Removal Service

Another key service is the ability to eliminate mugshots & arrest records found online. This is done by analyzing a person’s web presence, finding any arrest records that are posted online, to determine what needs to be removed. We then set about eliminating those arrest records, ensuring that they are removed within 72 hours. We are one of the only companies that offer a total removal solution. And once the records have been removed, we ensure that the main search engines are cleaned up as well, by putting in requests for immediate removal of the now-defunct links to those records. We are so confident in our ability to do this that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Internet Monitoring Service

While the above-mentioned tools are hugely important in terms of improving your reputation online, they only focus on what is already there. Our most important service is monitoring a person’s reputation online. This is a service that can either be used on its own or follow our other services. Online reputation management is our specialization. With this service, we monitor your reputation, manage it, protect it, and even promote it. Your reputation is an essential asset, and it is vital that you are aware of what people are saying about you so that you can make the necessary changes if possible and so that any negative comments are dealt with properly. Through our service, your presence will be monitored around the clock, and we ensure that you are completely in control.
We offer this service to businesses and individuals alike. We make sure that you know exactly what people say about you online, while at the same time ensuring that all the good things about you become more visible. Our service looks at every element of your online reputation, while at the same time removing any negative content that is out there. We do this through a variety of strategies, including online privacy control and social media reputation management to name but a few. And, again, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Our internet monitoring service is available as a monthly subscription package. With this package, we will monitor your name in all of the major search engines, protect you against defamation, improve and correct any false information about you, provide you with new information alerts, remove your personal information, monitor all your social media accounts, and manage your web presence. Your reputation is valuable and we live in an age in which this simply cannot be ignored anymore. In fact, you should take a proactive, strategic approach to not just monitoring your reputation, but build it and transform it into a positive one. If you don’t do this, any problem will go by unnoticed until it starts to spiral out of control, possibly causing permanent damage.

We offer a fast and reliable service that is 100% confidential. Our package has proven to be particularly popular with corporate professionals and entrepreneurs, but it can be used by anyone who wants to ensure online privacy and develop a positive online reputation. We also offer personalized services, in which customized packages can be created to suit your requirements in the event that our standard packages are insufficient to cover all your concerns. Once again, there is no risk involved because this service is 100 percent satisfaction guaranteed.

EraseMugshots Helps To Protect The Reputation Of Its 1,900 Customers

Erase Mugshots is Here to Help

EraseMugshots is a company that was set up with a particular goal in mind: to enable people to get rid of their online arrest records and mugshots. The company does this legally, understanding that these records will always be a matter of public access, but believing that they should not be accessible by anybody with an internet connection. Hence, while they cannot remove them from the databases of government records or of the court houses, they can remove them from the internet.

1,900 Satisfied Customers and Counting

The company has proudly announced that they have already been successful in helping 1,900 customers. Indeed, the company offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and they have never had a case in which they couldn’t provide the service. They offer a quick, effective, and private solution to ensure that people’s good reputation is not destroyed by past mistakes that can be accessed online. They are fully open and transparent about their methods, which are completely above board, and their goal is complete satisfaction for each of their clients, which they have now achieved 1,900 times.

For their 1,900 satisfied customers, a total of 16,139 files about them were removed, which is an impressive number of nearly 10 files per person. EraseMugshots’ staff are all highly professional and experienced in all things about the internet, which has enabled them to achieve what is required of them. In fact, between them, they have over 230 years of combined experience.

The Process

To remove clients’ mugshots and arrest records, the company starts by completing a full web presence analysis. This will allow them to determine which files are available online, so that they know where to start working on, and never miss a file. Once they know where they have to work on, they will start to get rid of the different arrest records. They offer a total removal solution, which means that once the records are gone, they are gone for good. One of the reasons why they have been able to have so many happy customers, is because they guarantee to achieve this within 72 hours.

Once those records have been removed, EraseMugshots gets to work on cleaning up the search engines, namely Google, Yahoo!, and Bing. They do this by contacting them directly, requesting that any remaining traces of the records, including links and images, are removed from their search engine. This ensures that they can no longer be found through historic internet searches as well.

What Differentiates EraseMugShots from Others

There are many companies that promise to do the same kind of work as that provided by EraseMugshots. However, what sets them apart is their 100% satisfaction guarantee. Furthermore, they offer affordable monthly payment plans. And, at all times, they offer a service that is very effective and very quick, and always 100% private.

All 1,900 customers can attest to the fact that links to mugshot and arrest record sources have been fully eliminated. This means that those records are now impossible to find it online. The key result is that customers’ privacy and reputation are completely restored. Indeed, once something is truly removed from the internet, it will be as if it never existed. This allows people to get back their lives and have their reputation restored.

It has been said that once something is on the internet, it can never be removed, but this is not entirely true. By focusing on search engine removal, rather than reverse search engine optimization (SEO), where links are simply pushed down in the search results, EraseMugshots ensures that a file is truly removed from the internet, never to be found again. They do this by putting search engine results in second place. First, they terminate the actual websites that the mugshots or arrest records were on, or at least the page. Once that has been completed, they simply ask the search engines to update their records so the information can longer be found.

What the company’s clients have been particularly satisfied with, is that they offer long term results. Once files have been removed and the process has been completed, files have never returned at a later stage. This is because EraseMugshots offers a total removal solution, rather than simply hiding something or pushing it back. The importance of achieving this for individuals is huge as finding this type of negative information online. This could make it difficult for them to find a job or a relationship, or to build customers for their own business.

Remove Background Check- For more than just a job

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2 billion dollars. That’s how much revenue the background check industry generated in the previous fiscal year. Astonishing as it might sounds, this industry has seen an encouraging annual growth of an average of 1.3% in the last five years and is predicted to grow even bigger and faster in the coming decade. Long gone are those days when the use of background checks was limited to employers who wanted to screen potential job candidates for previous criminal records or other irregularities. Research firms estimate over 5500 business in this field, a strong testament to the proliferation of its use for other purposes. This growth has been achieved largely in part due to the low barriers to entry for online services. 

 

The most high profile usage of background checks has been for the well politicized issue of gun regulation. The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) has been used by the government as its first line of defense against crimes that involve firearms. This comes in the wake of multiple shooting tragedies that have occurred over the last decade, most notably the Sandy Hook shootings where a mentally instable man opened fire in an elementary school killing 28 people, 20 of whom were children. NICS has flagged over 2.4 million transactions since its inception thereby potential saving a lot of lives. Reports from the Department of Justice claim that over 10% of the 5.9 million violent crimes in the country in 2014 were committed by offenders armed with a gun.

 

Resident screening is another area where background checks are rampant nowadays. There is an ever increasing number of firms that provide landlords with the ability to comprehensively screen their prospective tenants for security reasons. Landlords face lesser risks by knowing their tenant’s’ credit history, criminal record, and other public records ahead of time, and can easily weed out potential candidates who they consider not worth the trouble. On the flip side, this can also result in a significant percentage of the population, which actually needs cheap housing the most, being denied of housing opportunities or even getting priced out due to concerns over their background checks. AirBnB bought a background check tech startup called Trooly recently in order to take preventive measures against troublemakers that plague its home-rental service. Remove background check 

 

Internet has grown into one of the most popular ways to find a partner. The world of online dating has seen a remarkable growth, with recent statistics suggesting that as many as 20 million people visit a dating site at least once a month. However, the rise of ‘catfishing’ scams coupled with the ease of making misleading profiles has resulted in the loss of trust of users towards online strangers.

A 2013 study found that over 30 percent of users scope out potential partners and carry out their own little background check through social media and search engines before meeting/dating someone. Popular dating apps like Tinder show linked Facebook and Instagram accounts which makes it easy to snoop around and stalk people. Besides being curious about previous relationships, users are also interested in finding out details about criminal offenses or court appearances. A lot of popular online dating platforms such as Match and eHarmony screen their clients to find offenders of sexual assault, identity theft, and violence.

 

There are fairly recent cases of background checks being used that involve the younger generation. In the light of high profile pedophilia scandals that have engulfed the church and other religious institutions over the past decade, new legislation has been passed to ensure background checks for all adults who seek employment or volunteer opportunities with routine contact with children in order to protect the children of this country from people in a position of authority who have been convicted of sexual abuse against minors. The Common Application portal which is used by all students as a one-stop process for applying to college and other higher education institutions incorporated two questions in 2007 asking students to disclose their disciplinary history and criminal record, although it is now being actively protested and fought against by student groups and universities who claim it unfairly “impedes minority and disadvantaged students’ chances at admission.” Remove background check

 

The legalization of medical marijuana to a certain extent in as many as 30 states in America has given birth to a number of new neighborhood dispensaries. In order to ensure the safety and sustainability of their operations and license, a lot of these dispensaries will be in the market for background check providers. This provides a whole new market of potential clients for the background check industry. The legalization of marijuana will also have an impact on the policies of employers in these states, who will look to revise and update their background checks to stay in line with the new laws. Similarly, background checks are now being strictly enacted in law enforcement agencies to prevent the recruitment of officers with a sordid past. This comes as a relief to the minority communities of the country who have been at the receiving end of police brutality and racial profiling. Just last month, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office fired Deputy Ferguson for falsifying a search warrant, and dropped 17 cases that were compromised as a result of it.

 

The scope of use of background checks has undergone tremendous change. What was once considered a luxury is now considered a necessity, and everyone from the public sector to the private sector enlists the services of background check providers. This industry has brilliantly converted an expensive, time and labor consuming ordeal into an automated paperless solution. No longer used exclusively for immigration and employer services, background checks are now used by over 80% of US businesses. This industry now has a national trade association, industry standards, and definitive publications on background screening. It has seen such success and widespread adoption that it is now heavily regulated by the likes of FCRA , FACT, EEOC, Sarbanes-Oxley, and the Patriot Act to name a few. Remove Background Check

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Erasemugshots.com is a business that focuses on helping businesses and individuals get rid of listings that negatively affect their reputation and privacy. They have experienced huge successes with this, and are now the go-to source for people who find defamatory information is listed about them online. The company is proud to announce that they now have a new privacy solution in place that enables them to remove Instantcheckmate profiles.

Adam from EraseMugshots.com says: “We launched to give people the ability to remove mugshots and remove arrest records from the internet. Arrest records will always be accessible at the government records depot and local courthouses, but that does not mean they have to be accessible through a basic Google search.”

Adam from EraseMugshots.com says: “We launched to give people the ability to remove mugshots and remove arrest records from the internet. Arrest records will always be accessible at the government records depot and local court houses, but that does not mean they have to be accessible through a basic Google search.”

ADAM, MARKETING MANAGER

 

 

Instant Checkmate, meanwhile, is an online service that allows people to instantly perform a criminal background check. They claim to offer this service in order to empower people to protect themselves, enabling them to ensure that the people they associate with do not have a history of sexual or violent offenses. The company searches a variety of public databases in order to expose arrests, charges, prison times, misdemeanors, and felony offenses. The company also aims to give people the opportunity to learn more about new people on their block, enabling them to be protected from sex offenders, for instance.

The Erase Mugshots representative adds: “On the face of it, Instant Checkmate is offering an important service. However, just from the name of the company, you can see that they are quite aggressive. And, while their site instantly provides a disclaimer on how the information provided is not FCRA compliant, people use it to make decisions. What is worrisome, however, is that there have been thousands of complaints against Instant Checkmate, with many people saying the information provided is incorrect, and that the company is engaged in clickbait, essentially encouraging people to satisfy their curiosity by looking up random people.”

The Erase Mugshots representative is referring to a Facebook advertisement showing a photograph of a CCTV camera and that of a young woman, with the statement “Search a name on this website… then brace yourself”. Indeed, a common complaint against Instant Checkmate is that they are almost voyeuristic in nature and that they cross reference their information rather than checking it for accuracy. The result is that many people have been listed on their website due to simple errors online.

The new privacy solution developed by EraseMugshots.com aims to address such errors. Their system starts by completing a thorough analysis of all the arrest records that are available online so that it becomes clear what needs to be removed and where from. The company then takes just 72 hours to erase those records from the different websites that have published them, offering a total removal solution. After that, they also clean up Google, Yahoo!, and Bing, so that the information can no longer be found through the search engines. Uniquely, Erase Mugshots does not consider their job as completed until their clients are 100% satisfied.

 

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Meanwhile, Instant Checkmate has come under significant attack as of late. Some people have, in fact, accused the company of committing criminal offenses themselves, particularly in relation to their pricing and billing policies. The Erase Mugshots representative explains: “Essentially, it seems that Instant Checkmate dangles a carrot of having information on an individual, and then requiring further payments to reveal this. Naturally, this is an awful practice. But what matters for us is that the company will almost always say that they do indeed have information, and that is enough to damage someone’s reputation. Thanks to our new privacy solution, people no longer have to worry about this, or about being listed on the site.”

People who have worked with EraseMugshots.com, by and large, are people who have been arrested in the past. What they are looking for is a chance to rebuild their lives, having served their debt to the community. While they have the opportunity to approach each individual website on which they are listed individually, this is a time-consuming activity and a very expensive one as well. Through Erase Mugshots, the hard work is done for them. The company checks and removes listings from all the different websites that hold mugshots and other such information, for a simple, easy to manage, payment. Their website lists just some of the companies that they ensure mugshot information will be removed from, showing the extent of the work that they have accomplished.

How to Remove Arrest

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Remove Arrests : My case was rejected and the judge let me know that it never went on my record. Now what ? How to remove arrest records- Notwithstanding, my capture record is still on the web. You can simply google my name and it’ll fly up. I need to recognize what I need to do to take it off the web since I can’t discover an occupation with my capture record on the web.

Amir A. Ladan
Amir A. Ladan
Criminal Defense Attorney
Orlando, FL FL licensed
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Posted on Apr 4, 2014
You need to look into expunging your record. Expungement is the legal deletion of your record. Several factors determine eligibility for sealing or expunging your record. First, the offenses you wish to address must meet the eligibility requirements. Second, you can’t have any convictions on your record from prior offenses. Third, to have your record expunged, the charges must have been dismissed. To have your record sealed, you must have received a withhold of adjudication. An adjudication of guilt (a conviction) will disqualify you from the process. If the charges were dismissed, you’ll want to have your record expunged, not sealed. Expungement is the deletion of the record and it offers you better protection from prying eyes. Finally, you can’t have applied for a sealing or expunging in the past. You’re only permitted to do it once in your lifetime, with the only exception being a juvenile matter that was administratively expunged following a diversion program.

I recommend you hire local counsel to assist you with the expungement and be sure to let them know that you would like their help in addressing the on-line information as well. There are some excellent lawyers in the Miami Dade area that can assist you, including Mr. Haber whom you can find here on AVVO.

Best of luck!

 

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Eric J Trabin
Eric J Trabin
Criminal Defense Attorney
Maitland, FL FL licensed
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Posted on Apr 4, 2014
I agree with Mr. Ladan but would add that simply expunging your record won’t necessarily remove something from the internet. When a case is expunged, a court is issuing an order to the police, clerk, and other governmental agencies to destroy their records. The expungement doesn’t apply to a private company that may have collected your mugshot and personal information. Some of these sites will charge a fee to remove your information. Of course, other sites will remove the information if you provide them with the order expunging or sealing the record. Getting your case expunged is a good first step, but it won’t necessarily remove everything from the internet.

This is not to be considered legal advice nor does an attorney-client relationship exist.

R. Jason de Groot
R. Jason de Groot
Criminal Defense Attorney
Deltona, FL FL licensed
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Posted on Apr 4, 2014
Even if you get the whole case expunged, it can still be on the internet that you were arrested. Private companies have information on the internet and you have to pay them to remove the public knowledge. Then another will pop up. Do an internet search to see if there are any class action lawsuits against places like mugshots.com.

R. Jason de Groot, Esq. We do not have an attorney-client relationship. I am not your lawyer. The statements I make do not constitute legal advice. Any statements made by me are based upon the limited facts you have presented, and under the premise that you will consult with a local attorney. This is not an attempt to solicit business. This disclaimer is in addition to any disclaimers that this website has made. I am only licensed in Florida.
Alan James Brinkmeier
Alan James Brinkmeier
Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney
Chicago, IL
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Posted on Apr 4, 2014
Mr. Laden is in error. Paying an attorney to expunge will not remove your posts about your record from the internet. Beware attorneys that will charge you and make promises that cannot be kept.

Michael T Mackhanlall
Michael T Mackhanlall
Criminal Defense Attorney
Orlando, FL FL licensed
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Posted on Apr 4, 2014

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I agree with the responses above. With the advent of the internet, everything is recorded and stored these days. An expungement will only expunge your records from government computers (with exceptions). Privately run companies like mugshots.com, will still show your mugshot and your charges…and also your home address. Florida is a very liberal state when it comes to public records. These commercial/websites will charge you a fee even if the charges were dropped, found not guilty, or acquitted. The latest quote I was given from mugshots.com when I inquired for a client while expunging her record was $400, and her charges were dropped. There are class action lawsuits against these companies all over the country EXCEPT for florida because our our robust open records law. So to counter that legislators have taken notice, and proposed House Bill 677. I suggest you get involved and hope this bill passes. The bill requires that websites like mugshots.com, take down your information after notice has been given to them that your case was dropped/you were found not guilty/or acquitted.

here is a link to the bill :

http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=49897

I guess short answer- expend the resources to wipe your record clean. Do it fast before other commercial websites get your information, and then it will turn into whack-a-mole

Mugshot Removal Analysis

The first step of the removal process 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 removal timeline. Most removals are completed within 72 hours.

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Why Is My Mug Shot Online?

 

Many of us have an embarrassment in our past. In fact, it’s a little shocking to discover that 41% of Americans have been arrested at least once by the age of 23. The vast majority of these arrests are utterly minor; most Americans also never go to jail, and many of us get released the next day.

Unfortunately, that means many of us also have an arrest record and mugshot on the internet. And in working to remove your online mugshot, you may feel like you’ve been convicted of a crime by a court you’ve never been in or heard of.

If you’re arrested, the records of that arrest tend to be available to the public. This is not consistent from state to state; each state has different laws about what records and types of records are available to the public. However, as a general rule, anyone can request and receive any public records tied to your name, and that includes the record of your arrest, divorce, bankruptcy, foreclosure, etc.

This technicality has led to the rise of a niche publishing industry focused on arrest records; essentially, these sites are vast, searchable engines that collect and post every publicly available mugshot they can get their hands on. Some will also post the entire arrest record; others will just post the mugshot.

Can My Online Mugshot Damage My Reputation?

Unfortunately, the answer is “yes.” Furthermore, it can create a problem where there really shouldn’t be one. For example, some states automatically seal the records of juveniles for most crimes, for the express purpose of preventing youthful mistakes from causing long-term damage to citizens. But if the law enforcement agency places the mugshot online, then it can be copied and posted, even when a background check doesn’t turn up any arrest.

This can cause problems with finding a job, with personal relationships, and create a whole host of other problems, especially if your online mugshot is highly ranked in your search results.  The end result is that many people struggle with reputation damage and bigger problems than the actual arrest event in itself.

Is Posting My Mug Shot Online Legal?

Everything about this situation feels a bit like reversing the concept of the justice system; after all, we’re innocent until proven guilty in the eyes of the law by a jury of our peers. At the end of the day these sites are simply reporting a factual event in time, and are making no claims to innocence or guilt.

Individual states are taking action as well, but that can have its own problems. Georgia recently passed a law that doesn’t ban publishing mugshots… but does ban charging a fee to remove them. Unfortunately, this only applies to mugshots posted online by the state of Georgia, and is based on public domain laws, so it will be of limited use for taking down an online mugshot. Florida proposed a bill that went even further, putting fines and other restrictions on mugshot websites that leave a mugshot up online after a removal request but that bill was denied.

How To Fight A Mugshot Website

EraseMugshots.com can help with this process; we’ll show you how to build an audience, and how to ensure you always have your best foot forward online. Mugshots websites shouldn’t wreck your life; let EraseMugshots.com help you preserve your reputation. Most removal are completed within 72 hours. 

EraseMugshots.com Launches New Service Offering: Background Check Removal Solution

EraseMugshots.com Launches New Service Offering: Background Check Removal Solution

EraseMugshots.com has launched a new service enabling people to have their personal and private records removed from the most well known background check service providers online. This enables their clients to restore their online privacy as well as not have past mistakes come back to haunt them.

EraseMugshots.com, a business in New York City, NY, is proud to announce that they have launched a new service. They now offer a comprehensive background check removal solution. This service helps people remove their personal information from over 30 of the most well known background report service providers online.

Adam from EraseMugshots.com says: “Our new service has been designed to help people get back their privacy. To date, we have been able to remove over 8,000 personal records, and we want yours to be next. The information generation is here to stay and we are here to fight back.”

EraseMugshots.com aims to address dozens of private companies that sell personal records, making them available to anyone with an internet connection. These records, in some cases, are even sealed or have been expunged. Those who purchase these details are told that they cannot use them to make decisions for housing, employment, or who their daughter dates. However, we know that is exactly what they are used for.

EraseMugshots.com files opt-out requests on thier clients behalf to over 30 of the largest online databases to have criminal and private records removed. If any information is found to reappear after it has been removed from the covered databases, EraseMugshots.com will work to have the records removed again within no more than 30 days at no additional charge to the client.

“We work with a range of different people who want to restore their privacy,” explains Adam. “These include students, those looking for work, people involved in online dating, and many others. Anyone concerned about their privacy will benefit from this solution.”

A number of criminal charges can be removed; These include petty theft and shoplifting, DUI, possession of controlled substances including marijuana, domestic violence, receiving stolen property, and many others. All of these acts are, by and large, momentary lapses of good judgment and should not, according to EraseMugshots.com, define people as such for the rest of their lives.

EraseMugshots.com’s background check removal solution removes your information from the most popular databases online. They remove your criminal, voting, phone, business, social media and other private records. It takes them up to 45 days to complete the process, but some removals are completed within 14 days. Once they have completed their work, their clients receive a confirmation package confirming the success of the process and a clean background report for their records.