I was arrested 1 year ago (being set up and stupidity) in result of that my mugshot has been posted online. I've managed to get my picture removed from most sites (via email, or payment). The only thing that remains is the picture on Local 10. My name is distinctive so whenever I google my name the first thing that shows is my mugshot on local. This is extremely embarrassing and a bad look on my reputation, It has impacted my professional and personal life negatively. I am going to get the case sealed soon. My question is do you know of any ways to attempt getting my picture off of the local 10 website?
Thank you very much.
There is no legal prohibition from them publishing your mug shot, there is no legal requirement that they remove it and you have no recourse (even if you seal it).
If I were you then I'd call them and ask really, really nicely.
I hope that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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Unfortunately Mr. Haber is correct. There's even been lawsuits in the past to do the same thing you're asking and to my knowledge they've been unsuccessful. You're at the behest of the company. Good luck.
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