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Q: how to delete a mugshot out of internet

how long does it takes after requesting removal of mugshot in internet, it is a very terrible thing to show, this cause phycological and depression for a person

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Leonard Louis Cagan
Leonard Louis Cagan
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Ocala, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: A "mugshot" can be found in multiple locations. Some of these locations are private companies and some are law enforcement. A private company may not be obligated to honor your request for removal, although they may be willing to do so voluntarily. A law enforcement site is not obligated to remove the arrest information unless ordered to do so by a Court as part of a Expungement or Seal order. I would suggest contacting a local attorney to have them review the case to see if you might be eligible for either of these petitions.

James L. Arrasmith
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: Removing a mugshot from the internet can be a challenging process, but it is possible. Start by identifying the websites that have published your mugshot and review their removal policies. Many websites have procedures in place for removing mugshots upon request, so follow their instructions carefully. Some sites may require you to submit a formal request or provide documentation to support your request for removal.

After submitting your removal requests, it may take some time for the websites to process them and remove the mugshot. The timeline for removal can vary depending on the website's policies and procedures, as well as the volume of requests they receive. Be patient and persistent in following up with the websites to ensure your request is processed in a timely manner.

While waiting for the mugshot to be removed, focus on taking care of yourself and managing any psychological or emotional distress it may be causing. Seek support from friends, family, or mental health professionals if needed. Remember that you are not alone, and there are resources available to help you cope with the situation. Additionally, consider taking steps to rebuild your online reputation by creating positive content and profiles that reflect your true identity and achievements.

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