Woman Sues Mugshot Websites

A woman from Pasco county Florida has filed suit agains a mugshot website that is exploiting her mugshot image online. ?In a complain 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 locating public records on people. The mugshot stems from a DUI arrest in Hillsborough County, FL.

In the lawsuit she claims that she was branded as a hot convict which has caused “disturbance of her peace of mind, humiliation and embarrassment, harm to her reputation, violation of her right to privacy, and mental pain and anguish”

The 28 year old Simmons is seeking monetary damages and removal of her image from any promotional material.