An arrest can be embarrassing, stressful, and affect future employment opportunities. Finding your booking photo online can make matters worse. Even if the charges are later dropped, the mugshot is still online. These photos and associated information are considered public record even if the individual bonds out or is released from jail.

Does an expungement delete a mugshot?

Unfortunately, an expungement does not delete a mugshot online. It is recommended that people move forward with the expungement together with the mugshot removal. Expunged and sealed cases are confidential by Florida statute and therefore the company, agency, and search engines are required to remove any trace of your arrest.

But unless you take action, your mugshot will appear on a Google search for years to come even with an expungement, negatively impacting future employment, loans, housing, and more.

Are mugshot removal websites reliable?

No. Mugshot websites are extortionist companies, demanding a high fee for a mugshot removal. Hiring a lawyer to remove your mugshots from the internet provides you with a level of confidence that unlicensed an unregulated websites cannot.

Working with a lawyer ensures that your information is kept confidential and not shared with other mugshot websites. An attorney can write a demand letter stating the reasons for requesting the removal and the legal ramifications of leaving the mugshot online. In the instances where your criminal case has been dismissed or if the information on that is published is inaccurate, demand letters can be very effective.

Call me, Attorney Glenn Roderman, for a free consultation. I will sit down with you and review your situation to determine your best course of action to remove your mugshot.

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