A Brief History of Mug Shots and How RemoveMyMug.com Can Help
In the 1870s, the standardized mug shot was born in a police office in Paris. The chief of police there wanted to create a standardized record of accused criminals, so he set up a studio with preset lighting and took two photographs of accused people. One shot showed the person looking straight ahead. One shot showed the person in profile.
Ever since the 1870s, mug shots have been extremely controversial. Even though the photographs are taken when people are accused of a crime, not yet convicted of a crime, studies show that people immediately think they’re looking at pictures of guilty people when they look at mug shots.
That’s why the rash of Internet mug shot web sites is so detrimental. If your friends, family members or clients see mug shot pictures of you, they may immediately form a negative impression of you. The sites often don’t state what you were accused of, or whether or not you were acquitted of the charges, leaving viewers to simply speculate about you and what you’ve done. This is certainly not a situation anyone would find flattering.
If you’re in this situation, we can help. Our technicians can scan the Internet, looking for those photographs, and we can remove your photographs and mugshot listings permanently. We have experience in this area, and we have a track record of getting results. When we want those photos to come down, they come down and they stay down. You can count on it.