How to Remove Mugshot Online
The Oregon Legislature passed a law that can force
So be it, but charging ‘fees’–often hundreds of dollars–for removing public photos funded by
Here’s the breakdown on the new arrest picture law and how it matters to you or a loved one.
Who can have their photo, name, etc. removed? Those who have been either:
(2) not convicted,
(3) pled down to a violation, or
(4) were granted an expungement (set aside record of arrest or conviction under ORS 137.225). (For various articles and information on how to expunge your record in Oregon, see Essent’s Oregon Expungement Guide).
How? – If you request in writing and give written proof–official court records or
Tip – Make Sure the Records are Certified: Request that the court clerk or
How long will it take? – The website must remove the photos within 30 days.
What if the mugshot website doesn’t remove the photos? – Contact Essent Law. This new law is added to the Unfair Trade (Business) Practices Act, ORS 646.605 to 646.652.
What’s the UTPA? It is a “do good” law in that you are in a manner of speaking stepping in the shoes of the Oregon Attorney General by enforcing fair business dealings and practices. The Oregon UTPA is formidable: you can be entitled to minimum damages, attorney fees, and so forth. The UTPA is powerful and there are a lot of shady and sharp practices out there. Don’t be afraid to use it.
P.S. Which actor does the mug shot above look like (especially in the