The Feiler Law Firm in Miami Ensures Prompt Mugshot Removal from Online Posting Websites without Risk of Extortion
Miami, Florida - (Marketwired -July 20, 2013) - Accomplished Miami criminal defense lawyer Jeffrey Feiler, head of The Feiler Law Firm, is pleased to present his respected clients with an online mugshot removal service that is transparent and effective, ensuring the timely total removal of harmful mugshots from the web.
After a person is arrested, his or her mugshot can be leaked and displayed on private mugshot websites, regardless of having been acquitted, or the charges dropped or reduced. These websites openly post booking photos from the public domain and charge extraordinary amounts to remove them. At the start of 2013, the number of private mugshot-posting sites reached nearly a hundred, so these demoralizing businesses can easily feed off one another, constantly scamming large sums of money in removal fees, while still circulating the image to other sites.
These sites claim to benefit society by allowing citizens to find members of their community who supposedly represent a threat. However, mugshot-posting treads on the rights of the wrongfully accused and can ultimately become reputation-damaging, snuffing-out opportunities for employment and renting apartments. Private mugshot websites post all pictures, even if people are not convicted of the crime that they were arrested for. Even when "removed" by one website, they show up online elsewhere.
Florida and Georgia are just two of many states preparing legislation to limit mugshot websites. Some states like Illinois have introduced a bill to prevent these websites from preying on the residents of the state. The bill received support from both the Illinois House and Senate, and if signed into law, will impose fines of up to $50,000 to websites that solicit or demand money to remove criminal arrest information. This legislation protects the First Amendment rights of website operators while denying them the ability to extort hardworking citizens.
While some arrest information should be made available to the public for limited reasons, websites should not gain profit from misrepresenting those photographed. Miami Criminal Lawyer Jeffrey Feiler and his team understand the value of reputation, and ensure the complete removal of mugshots from posting websites through their mugshot removal service. For this and other legal services such as Florida record sealing and expungement please contact the Feiler Law Firm at www.jeffreyfeiler.com or call (305) 670-7700.