Class Action Lawsuit Against Mugshot Websites
Have you Googled yourself lately?
If you have been arrested in recent years, then chances are that your booking photo is on the internet. It is common practice for law enforcement websites to post booking photos. Now, however, private websites are popping up all over the internet looking to make money on mugshots. It does not matter if you were found guilty or the charges were dropped all together. When Google indexes your mugshot, the image usually ranks on the first page when a Google search for your name is conducted. Often times these private websites will not remove your photo in a timely manner unless you pay their fee between $99 to $399. Worse yet, when a person pays to have their photo taken down, their picture shows up on another website only to have to pay another fee. It a very costly and frustrating process. Please use the form below to contact us if you live in Ohio and your mugshot is posted online. Download: Amended Complaint
UPDATE: On October 6, 2013 the New York Times published an article on the Mugshot Industry. Google and various credit card companies are now helping combat for profit mugshot websites. Click Here to Read more
We are currently unable to accept any cases concerning mugshots. We understand the horrible position each person who is facing this issue is in. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to take on any mugshot cases at the moment nor do we know of any other lawyers who do. We encourage all people affected by this issue to contact their congressional representatives and make them aware of the problem in the hopes that coverage of the issue may result in changes to the law that will make it possible to pursue these cases.