These days, it seems that our local jails are actually selling information to these websites, so that your mug shot and name, and possibly charges, are coming up on several different websites once you get arrested. This is a big problem for people, because they definitely don't want that out there. So, there's the question that goes around: "How do I get it off?"

Every website is different and attorneys sometimes tell their clients to work on each individual website to ask them to remove the information. Some websites require that the case be dismissed and show proof that it's been dismissed. Some websites require that the case be sealed or expunged to take it off. But most websites will take it off for a fee. So, what you have to do is contact each individual website. Attorneys with The Umansky Law Firm suggest to their clients to make a list of every website where they can find their picture. Most of them have contact information and an e-mail address, or a phone number. Write all of that down and then just start going through the list and see what each website requires.

Once you know what each website requires, a lawyer can help you provide the information that they need, whether it needs to be shown that the case was, in fact, dismissed, or that you had the records sealed or expunged, or if it's just that you need to pay some type of fee to get the information removed. A lawyer can also help you provide as much additional information as possible, but it's ultimately the client's responsibility to figure out each individual website that their information is on and to determine what needs to be done to take the information off of the World Wide Web.

Search engines like Google are beginning to notice that many mugshot hoarding websites are completely unethical and are making strides in pushing these websites down in rankings. Mugshot websites are exploitative and fortunately for those thousands of people with their mugshots on these sites, they may find that the websites that are storing them may not be around much longer after 2014.

Recent Criminal
Case Results

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

CT-Driving Under the Influence Car (M1)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

CT- Driving under the influence car

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Grand Theft Third Degree

Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

Unlawful Speeding

Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

Shoot/Throw Missile Into Dwell/Struct/Veh; Child Abuse; Criminal Mischief; Battery (Domestic Violence)

No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

Attach Tag/Lic Plate To Unassigned Vehicle (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

DUI with Minor In Car or BAL of .20 or Higher

Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

Petit Theft of $100 or MORE (M1)

Nolle Prosequi

Refuse To Submit To DUI Test (M1)

Case Dropped

Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F3); Disorderly Conduct (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Battery

Charges Dropped

Scheme to Defraud(F3); Grand Theft(F3)

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

Unlawful Speed

Dismissed

Failed to Yield at Intersection

Not Guilty

Leave Scene Of A Crash W/Property Damage (M2)

Case Dropped

Motion to Modify and Impose a Withhold of Adjudication

Granted

Attempted Burglary of a Conveyance

Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

Charges dropped

VOP for DUI

Reduced to reckless driving

Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21

Charges dropped

Driving Under the Influence

Reduced to Reckless Driving

Violation of Probation

Case Dismissed

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Injury Settlements

$125,000

Scooter Accident

$275,000

Car Accident

$100,000

Car Accident

$300,000

Government Liability Case

$100,000

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