Mugshot Removal Service
There have been a lot of new entrants into the mugshot removal space since we began offering reputation management services in 2012. RemoveMyMugshot.org is the only firm to offer our clients a solution that does not involve directly partnering with mugshot websites. The only other legitimate advertisers we have in this space are so-called Mugshot Removal Lawyers. Since all other mugshot, removal services partner directly with websites that publish mugshots, we do not consider them as competition since the service they are offering is not effective in the long term. We are a completely separate entity from any mugshot publisher nor do we advertise on their websites.
Mugshot Removal Lawyers
Lawyers are now looking to enter into the space of reputation management by claiming to offer mugshot removal services. They are potentially offering a solution of demanding that mugshot website operators remove images via legal requests, or what we in the reputation management space call demand letters. However, most people do not realize that criminal defense attorneys are not qualified to handle DMCA takedown requests and other methods of legal recourse. This requires finding out who the registered entity of the website is. Then a lawyer needs to send the documentation via registered mail. Many mugshot websites are offhore otherwise they are subject to mugshot removal laws. Sites that are subject to removal laws do not require an attorney for removals. Most attorneys will not talk with you about mugshot removal unless they can handle your criminal case.
There are many issues related to this method of mugshot removal. This method is ineffective against a majority of mugshot removal websites since a majority of them operate outside the jurisdiction of states that enact mugshot removal legislation. Some even are outside the jurisdiction of the United States therefore the law does not apply to these sites regardless of where the mugshot victims reside.
There are multiple websites on the internet that engage in the practice of publishing mugshots on the internet in exchange for removal fees and/or advertising revenue. This means that a mugshot removal lawyer would be constantly engaging in the laborious practice of seeking to find out who the representative of the website is in order to be served. This is a costly and ineffective legal strategy against possibly multiple website operators. It would be similar to a reputation management strategist attempting to represent you in your criminal case.
Most of these website operators use private domains to hide their registration details making it difficult to locate the actual operator or entity running the website. It is necessary to find a valid address for the site owner in order to serve the needed legal paperwork in order for the possible legal precedent of removal to occur.
Using a lawyer for mugshot removal is an inefficient and ineffective process for the long-term removal of mugshots on the internet. The hourly rate for a lawyer to draft documentation, research multiple website operators, serve the proper legal documentation, and engage in the needed follow-up is cost-prohibitive for most people looking for mugshot removal services. Costs range from $2,400.00 to $15,000.00 and up. A person with multiple mugshots will find that using a lawyer for mugshot removal is out of reach
At RemoveMyMugshot.org we believe that attacking a mugshot directly in Google is the most effective strategy for long-term removal of mugshots from the internet. It drastically reduces the visibility of mugshots on the internet, reduces the revenue mugshot operators make from publishing images and eliminates any incentive to republish your mugshot on the web.
Alex Adekola is a thought leader in the reputation management industry who has targeted mugshot publishers since 2012. Alex Adekola is the longest-serving reputation and crisis management strategist and has written a book on mugshot removal. He is the creator and director of strategy at RemoveMyMugshot.org and Incept Technologies, LLC.