Naugatuck, CT asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut

Q: Is it legal for a store to put a picture of me on the wall for shoplifting for the general public to see

Even if the courts dismissed it

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Allan F. Friedman
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Stamford, CT
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: Are you saying that you were arrested for shoplifting in Connecticut could the store you were arrested in post a mug shot of you in the store after your case was dismissed? Generally, if your case is dismissed in Connecticut by operation of our erasure statute you are deemed to have never been arrested. I think your question is more of a privacy issue at this point and I think we would need more details to understand if your privacy rights are being violated depending on what kind of photo is being posted and how it was obtained. I would consult with an intellectual property lawyer not a criminal lawyer as your criminal case is now closed and it seems that what offends you is a violaction of your right to privacy

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