Getting arrested can affect you in more ways than you can imagine. Apparently, there are a few websites, such as mugshots.com, that post your mug shot online upon arrest.
While this initially doesn’t seem like a big deal, it is. Let’s say someone is arrested and later released without having charges filed against them. Your mug shot is now all over the internet for anyone to see.
This article lays out the issue: http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/online-mugshots/
And let’s then go with the scenario that someone is charged and goes to trial and is found not guilty. Guess what? His or her mug shot is STILL online for anyone to see. So, these people who were either not charged or found not guilty go about their daily lives and decide to obtain employment. As we all know, employers now go online to check out potential employees. What are they going to find? Probably your Facebook and Twitter posts, which may or may not be innocuous, but also your MUG SHOT! How are you going to explain that one?
If you want to remove your mug shot, guess what now? You have to pay upwards of $100 PER SITE to have it removed. And how can you be sure that once you pay this fee, the site will actually remove it? You can’t.
Again, you have to be careful in life on how you comport yourself. There are consequences that can be long-lasting.
If you’ve been arrested, you need the assistance of an experienced Chicago criminal defense lawyer. Contact David L. Freidberg at 312-560-7100 for a free consultation. We are available 24/7 for your convenience.