How to Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet?
Roderman and Johnston Law Can Help! Call at (954) 764-6800!
Printed photographs may fade with time, but your online reputation is forever. Even years after a mugshot is taken it still can be found on the internet. These mugshots can cost you a job, even when you receive a nolle proseor are found not guilty of the crime charged. Because of mugshots, an individual can now forever be associated with a criminal act. We know how painful this can be and we can help get your Mugshot off the internet forever. Hiring a Florida criminal lawyer is essential to permanently solving this problem.
There has been a rise in companies posting mugshots that charge a large fee to remove the mugshots from the internet. With the rise of this “mugshot industry” individuals are left wondering if they should pay each individual website and you should not!
In 2017, Florida passed a law aimed at relieving these financial hurdles. The Florida Statute §901.32 requires any private company that solicits or accepts payment for the removal of mugshot photographs to take the mugshot down within 10 days of receiving a formal request to do so. If the company refuses, an individual may sue the company for an injunction forcing them to take down the photograph. In this scenario, the judge has the discretion to impose a $1,000 per day fine for every day the mugshot is not removed. There can also be reasonable attorney’s fees and other court-related costs. Finally, if the company continues to refuse to remove the photograph, they can then be subject to civil suit under Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.
We here at Glenn Roderman and Philip Johnston law know how to proceed to get these companies to take your mugshot down. We are also able to seal and expunge your records to make sure that your reputation is not damaged. Call us today to set up a free consultation at (954) 764-6800.