Can mugshot continue to be published online after expungement and all records have been returned to me?
5 attorney answers
Cook County won't do anything. First amendment issues. Its unlikely that a letter from an attorney would convince the Chicago Tribune to take down the info either. The Chicago Tribune has lawyers too, and they don't like being told what not to post on their website.
The expungement order directs that all official records be destroyed or returned to you and that will happen, although it may take a while. Your problem is that a private entity picked up your case information before the expungement was entered, and private parties are not bound by the expungement order. I agree with my colleagues that a letter from an attorney with a copy of the order may persuade the internet site to remove you. Good luck.
NO!!! Once your case has been expunged everything is destroyed including mug shots.
However the state doesn't have control of the Chicago tribune. Contact your lawyer and see if they can contact the paper. They may remove it as a common courtesy.
There is nothing illegal about the internet reports being online
Expungement deals with the official government record only.
This is happening more and more these days. Can't correct it yet.