Where Can You Search Mug Shots for Free?


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Mug shots are available for free online on websites such as Mugshots.com and FindMugshots.com. Mug shots are police photographs that are usually taken after a person is arrested. Published mug shots are simply public records of an arrest, not an indication of guilt.

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Where Can You Search Mug Shots for Free?
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Mugshots.com provides a Web search engine for official law enforcement records. Booking records, such as mug shots, are public records in the public domain and published by Mugshots.com in their original form. Not all local authorities release mug shots and official records to the public, so not all mug shots are available. It is necessary to fill out an "unpublishing" application to request the removal of a mugshot.

To find mugshots on Mugshots.com, use the search engine or select a category. Search results display mug shots that are relevant to keywords used. Results display information such as physical appearance, date of birth, age, height and weight. Narrow search results by clicking keywords listed under Narrow Your Search. Categories for mug shots include U.S. counties, current events, celebrities and sports.

FindMugshots.com is an online database for mug shots, police reports, background checks, charges and government records. Records on FindMugshots.com are public information released by law enforcement agencies. To find mug shots, browse by state or search by full name and state. Alternatively, select the Recent category to view the newest mug shots.

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