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A mugshot is a two-part photographic portrait that serves as a time-stamped visual record of a suspect's appearance from the waist up, at a specific moment in time (in general immediately after the arrest took place). It includes both a frontal and profile photo of the offender.

Arrest Mugshots

Arrest Mugshots

As soon as the police arrest someone, the booking process starts. It includes fingerprints and mugshots. By providing a clear facial image of an individual, mugshots allow law enforcement agencies, witnesses and victims to identify alleged criminals instantly.

Jail Mugshots

Jail Mugshots

Jail mugshots feature people who face misdemeanor charges for crimes carrying penalties of up to one year in a state prison related to offences like simple assault, vandalism, traffic violations, reckless driving, trespassing, prostitution, petty theft or first-time possession of drugs.

Criminal Mugshots

Criminal Mugshots

Police mugshots are taken immediately after the suspect is arrested, to record their appearance at the time of the alleged crime. Criminal mugshots are taken when someone is actually found guilty – charged with a crime for which they will be serving a prison sentence.

Mugshot History

Mugshot History

Before 1850, police relied only on written descriptions of suspects, which was often unclear. As soon as photography appeared on the scene, it became the main medium for accurate visual identification of alleged suspects. Mugshots were also part of the famously mass-printed “Wanted” posters.

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What Else Can You Find in a Mugshot Report?

Arrest Details

A mugshot report spans three main sections: “Profile Information,” “Booking Details” and “Arrest Details.” It features a wealth of personal data, including date of birth, sex, booking details, agency and location, bail information, charges filed, mugshots, arrest date and much more.

Booking Details

Rely on a mugshot report when you're looking for an offender's booking location, arresting agency, bail and bond details, the charges filed against them, photographs as well as any other information recorded and made available by the law enforcement agencies in their case file.

Common Questions About Mugshots

How Do You Remove Your Mugshot from the Web?

If your mugshot is featured on a website, just contact them and ask them to remove it. If the conviction is expunged, emailing them the proof of your expungement will make a big difference and speed up the process.

How to Find Old Mugshots for Free?

Old mugshots are public records, therefore they are freely available on the state or local law enforcement departments or agencies’ websites. The easiest way to access them for free is online, with a simple search on

Why are Mugshots Made Public?

Mugshots are released to the public to help the police, victims or witnesses of a crime to investigate, track and identify suspects already recorded in the criminal justice system. Mugshots are also used to warn people when dangerous criminals have escaped.

How Long Do Mugshots Stay Online?

Specialized websites keep mugshots for up to 90 days. However, if your mugshot is still online although your conviction has been expunged, just contact the respective website, email them your proof of expungement and they’ll take it down (there’s no law, but it’s a common practice).

Are Mugshots Part of Your Public Record?

Mugshots, as they’re part of the booking process and they’re included in the arrest records, are public records. They can be accessed through law enforcement agencies’ websites or easier, via the lookup tool.

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