How Can I Get My Mugshot Off the Internet?

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Wondering How to Get a Mugshot off the Internet? Our Mugshot Removal Attorneys Can Help.

If you have been arrested recently, you may be shocked to learn that your mugshot is now plastered all over the internet. Indeed, this is a great example of insult added to injury, as the first thing that shows up in a Google search of your name is now an image you don’t want anyone to see.

Having your mugshot on the internet is embarrassing and may be damaging to your reputation. It may ruin your personal relationships and employment opportunities, as it indicates that you were involved with a criminal act. This can happen even if you didn’t commit the crime or were eventually found not guilty, or even if you had your charges dropped. Online companies attempt to profit off this situation, which is why a mugshot can be on several different sites. Fortunately, by working with a Criminal Defense Law Firm and a mugshot removal attorney, you can have your mugshot removed from the web quickly and for a reasonable cost.

At Panella Law Firm, we understand how important it is to remove your mugshot before it creates lasting damage. Our Skilled Legal Team be able to help you get your record sealed or expunged if you were arrested for criminal charges, including being arrested for:

We offer a free consultation with our defense attorneys to discuss your individual situation and determine whether we can help you erase these destructive images. Call us today at 407-233-1822.

How Much Does It Cost to Remove a Mugshot Image?

Costs to remove mugshots vary, depending on what is involved and who is handling your case.

Mugshot removal websites are unlicensed and unregulated; they demand high fees for a mugshot removal and may be unable to remove them completely. At Panella Law Firm, we are a team of experienced trial lawyers who provide skilled legal assistance. You can be confident that we will remove your mugshot correctly and confidentially, for affordable fees based on the amount of work involved in your individual situation.

We can write a demand letter stating the reasons for requesting the removal and the legal ramifications of leaving the mugshot online. Florida statute 901.43 requires that written notice be sent to the registered agent or person or entity who published the booking photo, by registered mail, with proof of why it should be removed. We will do this for every mugshot site that has your photo.

How Long Does Your Mugshot Stay Online?

Unfortunately, mugshots can stay online indefinitely if steps are not taken to remove them. Even getting your records sealed or expunged, which is supposed to mean your case is confidential and a company should remove any trace of your arrest, does not necessarily delete a mugshot online.

You have legal options, and an attorney can make the difference between your ability to take down some images and an experienced lawyer having all mugshots taken down. Our lawyers will fight on your behalf to make sure all traces of your mugshot are removed online, so call us today at 407-233-1822.

How Do I Get My Mugshot Removed from Google?

Florida law now requires any private company that takes payment for removing mugshot photographs to take the mugshot down from the internet within 10 days of receiving a formal request to do so. If the company refuses, you may sue and the judge can impose a $1,000 per day fine for every day the mugshot is not removed, plus reasonable attorney fees and other court-related costs, and the company can be subject to civil suit under Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.

Although many websites have changed policies to avoid the law and no longer accept payment for removal, our firm may convince them to take the mugshot down. We understand the information that each site needs to remove your mugshot, which makes the process go more smoothly.

Call Our Mugshot Removal Lawyers for Help

In addition to making sure all traces of your mugshot are removed from the internet, we can handle the process of having your records sealed or expunged. Or, if you need an attorney to defend you if you are faced with any criminal charges, we have the skill and experience you need for the best possible outcome of your case.

Don’t delay in protecting your online reputation. Talk to a mugshot removal lawyer at Panella Law Firm today to find out the steps we can take to help get your mugshot taken down. The initial consultation with our criminal defense attorneys is free, so call us today at 407-233-1822.

Attorney Mike Panella

For Mike Panella, the concept of zealous advocacy developed at an early age – fueled by what he perceived to be an unjust resolution in a personal family legal matter. Mr. Panella would later attribute his passion to defend the rights of those who stand accused to those inequities in the legal system he observed, and considered unjust. Before opening Panella Law Firm, Mr. Panella served as an Assistant Public Defender for Florida’s 18th Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office and worked hundreds of cases in both Brevard and Seminole Counties. Mr. Panella was undefeated at trial. [ Attorney Bio ]

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