New Law In Florida Stops Websites From Charging For Mugshot Removal – Marion County Criminal Lawyer Hernando County Criminal Lawyer Ocala
Governor Scott has recently signed a law into effect that will not allow websites from charging people to remove mugshot photos. Private websites have been posting mugshot photos for years now, and charging really high prices for people who want to get the photos removed.
This is particularly damaging for those who have made a mistake when they were young or have had their records sealed or expunged and are actively trying to get back into the workforce.
Employers could easily find the pictures online and this could make it very difficult for someone who is attempting to turn their life around and really make a positive contribution to society.
The law signed into effect is Senate Bill 118. Once a website has received a request for removal, they have 10 days to remove the mugshot or may face penalties of $1,000.00 per a day for failing to comply.
The law furthermore creates a civil cause of action, if someone has had their record expunged, makes a request and the website still fails to comply.
This law is a great step towards helping those who are trying to move on from their mistakes and do positive things in their lives. If you or someone you know wants to get a record sealed or expunged, call Cagan & Cagan today for a free consultation regarding your eligibility, at (352) 683-9100.