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How to Get Your Arrest Mugshot Removed From the Internet

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If you or a loved one have been arrested, you probably wouldn’t go around telling everyone about the arrest. So why let websites show everyone your booking photo? We can help with online mugshots.

Why is my Mugshot Online?

Throughout your case, and even after it is resolved, you may find your booking photo posted on third-party websites without your permission. This can be an infuriating realization that other people may see this embarrassing moment in your past. Even worse, it has the potential to really hurt your future as well, by destroying job opportunities, ruining your social reputation, dating life, housing situation, and more.

Can Sealing or Expunging An Arrest Record Prevent Websites From Posting Mugshots?

While sealing or expungement is the most effective way to remove an arrest record from public view, the final order to seal or expunge is directed at Florida courts and state agencies, not these types of websites. In addition, these mugshot pages are known to take and re-use images and arrest details released originally by law enforcement and other public news or related websites, claiming they post them for informational purposes.

As if the humiliation of posting the images was not enough, in past years mugshot publishers have been known to ask for a fee to take down the photos and booking information, or ask for particularly difficult procedures for removal. Fortunately, a new Florida law passed in late 2021 gives more protection to those who request that public and private websites remove their arrest booking photo.

Why Daniel J. Fernandez, P.A. is the Best Choice

If you or someone you know has an online mugshot and needs help getting it removed, Daniel J. Fernandez, P.A., will provide a free consultation and help guide you through the process. To offer our clients a fresh start with complete peace of mind, we are happy to help with online mugshot removals as well as sealing and expungement of arrest records. If this service is right for you, contact us for more information.

The attorneys at Daniel J. Fernandez, P.A., have experience and will work vigorously to protect your rights. Attorney Daniel J. Fernandez is a 5-star criminal defense attorney and bilingual as well. If you or a loved one need help getting an online mugshot removed, call criminal defense Attorney Daniel J. Fernandez at (813) 229-5353. Se habla español!

Daniel J. Fernandez

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney Daniel J. Fernandez defends individuals charged with a misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses throughout the Tampa Bay area and the State of Florida. With more than 30 years of experience as a criminal defense attorney and hundreds of jury trials, Daniel earned tremendous accolades from judges, other lawyers, defendants, and even jurors. Daniel started his legal career as a state prosecutor and became the chief of the Narcotics division before opening his own law practice in 1985.

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