Mugshot web sites are retrieving old mugshot photos and putting them online. Many of these sites are doing it to cause people embarrassment and harm in hopes that the person will pay hundreds of dollars to remove the photo from their site. Having a mugshot or arrest record appear online can cost people jobs, housing and even relationships.
Higbee & Associates has two services that will take steps to keep your image and personal information off of leading mugshot sites. The first service, Mugshot Removal and Publication Prevention, is for people who have had their record cleared (expunged, sealed, set-aside, etc) but the record is still being displayed on mugshot sites. This service removes mugshots from 80+ sites within 30 days of our receiving the court order. It also reduces the chances of it appearing on other sites.
The second service, Mugshot Publication Prevention, is for those who are not yet on a mugshot web site, but want to reduce the chances of it ever happening and secure a low price to have it removed if it does.
Both services come with a sample demand letter to send any mugshot sites that are not on our covered list.
|Mugshot Removal & Publication Prevention||$399|
|Mugshot Publication Prevention||$139|
Yes, there are probably other ways to do it, but since there are so many sites, this is by far the most efficient way. You can definitely file lawsuits against most of them, and we would love to represent you, but this will cost about $10,000 per mugshot company. Any site that charges for removal of information, even if using in intermediary company, will not receive full First Amendment protection and is probably guilty of breaking several state and federal laws, but again, a lawsuit will be very expensive.
We will have your mugshot removed from the listed sites within 30 days of receiving a court order showing that your record has been cleared by the court, or we will refund 100% of your payment for this service. If we were successful in removing it from some (but not all) of the listed sites, we will refund 50% of your payment for this service. If a mugshot reappears on one of our listed sites after being previously taken down, we will remove it again within 15 days from when we receive your notification that it has reappeared.
Yes, we are working with the more reputable mugshot companies. If we add more companies to the list in the future, we will have your mugshot removed from those sites too.