3 Clear Steps To Take When A Mugshot Appears Online
Step 1 – Try to have the site remove the mugshot.
Be sure to look at the mugshot site carefully. A lot of time users miss links where they can request directly to be remove from a website. A lot of time link may say something like: opt-out, remove image or record maintenance. Other times you make have to go to the contact page and look for a specific link or email address. Mugshots.com lists a separate gmail address you must use in order to request a removal.
Step 2 – Try to have the hosting company remove the site.
If you do not get a response from the site owner then you may want to contact the hosting company or domain name provider. If you live in a state like California, Florida or Texas where publishing a mugshot is illegal you may be able to convince ISP that the site is violating the law. Most providers do not want to be caught in the middle of a possible legal dispute.
Step 3 – Create your own content to bury the image.
Lastly and the most permanent solutions is to build up your online presence so that you can control what appears online in a search for your name. A lot of really strong social media profiles will do wonders for anyone looking to block out low level websites.