Why does arrests.org, an offshore website have access to court records of US citizens and won't remove mugshots when the defendant is found not guilty and the court orders destruction of record.
My minor son was arrested in SC and found not guilty, yet arrest.org won't remove the mugshot.
The records are public information, so anyone can access them. And if the company is foreign, it is not automatically subject to state laws. You may or may not be able to do something about this. It may take effort and searching, or money out of your pocket.
SC has an anti-mugshot law if the site is charging to remove your information.
You may want to consider hiring a lawyer to send a Cease and Desist letter. While a cease and desist letter has little legal impact, it is a relatively inexpensive way to put the person on notice that you are not going to let these actions continue and that you are serious about pursuing your legal remedies. It also tells the person that they could get in legal hot water which will cost them a lot of legal fees if nothing else. This will often convince them to stop their evil ways.
You will want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Many lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.
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