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Mugshot.com is a well-known legal shakedown racket. They scour and publish convictions and keep them published until you pay to have them removed. They also use this publishing to sell attorney services aimed at "expungement" of the official record.
A CDL to mugshots.com will not get your mugshot removed. After all, your conviction is a public record. A lawyer might charge you a couple hundred dollars for writing such a CDL, but it won't likely do the job. A CDL written to a lawyer-operated site like mugshots.com is not going to receive much other than a chuckle in the way of a reaction.
I am sorry to tell you that it is a payment not a CDL that is how to get your mugshot off their site.
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Are you applying for an expungement or a sealing or your record? Unfortunately, private sites are not legally required to remove your mugshot. However, that is not to say that a strongly worded demand letter will not be successful. Firm offer different prices for demand letters. Our firm charges $100 plus certified postage. We also do record sealing and expungements should you need assistance with these matters.
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As already noted - Mugshots wants dollars to remove your public record from their website. If your record is expunged, one would think that there is no longer a public record to publish, but once it's out there in this day and age it can extremely difficult to haul it back in.
It would be interesting to add Mugshots.com to the distribution list on the Order to expunge so that a signed judicial order is served to them with the expungment info, but frankly, unless you are willing to invest a good sum fighting on principle, you're likely better off just paying their "ransom."
Good luck and feel free to contact me if you have any fiuther questions or issues. Consultations are free.
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