Legal resources like mugshot removal lawyers have sprung up online in an effort to attract new clients to bill on an hourly retainer. They may draft legal letters and attempt to have the information removed from public records via an expungement or sealed arrest records requests. This may not always work online as the internet is regulated in a different manner with many websites operating outside of the law.

Owners of Arrested

Well, karma has finally caught up with the owners of Charges were filed against them in the state of California. These charges include cyber extortion, money laundering, and identity theft. The site owners were residents of the shady state of Florida. The investigation was conducted by the Northern California Computer Crimes task force and …

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Updated 2023: A comprehensive list of mugshot removal laws state by state.

Mugshots from law enforcement sites are reposted on commercial sites, a number of which charge a fee to get the pictures removed. Pictures will be removed by some websites at no cost for those that are able to demonstrate that they were found not guilty or that charges were dropped; fee charges. People who’d charges …

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FBI looking at mugshot sites

The FBI is looking at mugshot websites

The IC3 is tracking cybercrime trends. The IC3 is receiving hundreds of complaints from internet users. Removal processes that require court documents or personal information place users at risk for identity theft. After receiving numerous complaints regarding mugshot websites that publish incorrect or non-public information the FBI and their Internet Crime Complaint division is asking …

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Woman Sues Mugshot Websites

A woman from Pasco County Florida has filed suit against a mugshot website that is exploiting her mugshot image online. In a complaint filed in the Hillsborough County Court by Megan Simmons, she claims the website Instant Checkmate is exploiting her mugshot for promotional purposes without compensation or authorization. InstantCheckmate is a website used for …

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