Some sites that post prison mug shots have FAQ sections that explain the steps for having the mug shot removed. In some instances, it may be necessary for the individual requesting removal to pay a fee to ensure removal.
In the event that an individual's arrest records have been expunged, providing this information to the site hosting the mug shot may hasten its removal. It is also possible to retain the services of a business that specializes in removing mug shots from the web, though the individual requesting removal is once again responsible for all associated fees. A lawyer may also be able to assist with the removal of online mug shots.