People always ask, what is Mugshot law? The answer: There is no such thing because there is no universal Federal legislation yet. Each state may or may not have laws concerning removal of Mugshots. Thus, Mugshot law is an internet concept without much true substance.
Since each attorney is licensed per the state, any attorney will only be able to give legal advice and practice in the State for which he/she is licensed. However, an attorney can practice on a case by case outside his/her barred state with permission from the state bar.
Florida Mugshot Law
Attorney Douctre is a Florida attorney and mainly knows Florida’s laws. As of 2013 in Florida, there are no specific laws concerning Mugshot companies’ obligation to remove a person’s mugshot. This is yet another reason why there are so many Mugshot sites based in Florida. As well, Florida has one on the highest number of on-line jail websites that post victims’ mugshots for private sites to copy.
Sadly, in Florida, a bill was proposed that died in May of 2013, that would require Mugshot companies to remove a person’s Mugshot under certain conditions. For more information see www.niemanlab.org/2013/02/a-proposed-florida-law-targets-mugshot-sites-but-hits-journalists-first-amendment-rights