I read their response and was elated that GA’s HB 150 is making a difference. The law in Georgia prevents such companies from extorting money off people’s misfortunes. However, I can’t help the sickening reality of how much control over citizen’s lives private companies have. It’s actually scary to say the least. The law is clear that they cannot charge a mug shot removal fee based on one’s disposition, but they have now placed the burden of proof on the citizen. Why? These companies downloaded public records for free and would care less about one’s vindication. It has always been about the mighty dollar. The heights of manipulation at its best: one computer, one person downloaded and uploaded millions of public records free of cost. They are now mandating the victim to produce his or her own dispositions (“Case Update”) to update the Internet record as a way of offering some relief. Wow! The potential employer can now see that you were once arrested, but it was a wrongful arrest; charges dismissed. We all know of the stigma and how being arrested is damaging… Period! This only adds to the manipulation by now having manpower free of cost. So the victims are further being extorted over and over again. Why do we recognize these type companies as legitimate businesses I will never comprehend. Why they have so much control over one’s life is outrageous – only in America. There is so much work to be done. When unethical people prey on others as they are doing, they are preying on each of us. Help Reclaim Our Dignity in the fight to rid these companies for good. Sign our petition:http://chn.ge/1ayUvkC
Subject: Request Received: Georgia Removal
Your email has been received and is being reviewed by our support staff. Due to the high volume of email we receive, please allow up to 3-5 business days for a reply. Please note that we do not accept payment for removal, and only perform courtesy removals under the following conditions:
Arrested individual was a minor (under 18) at the time of arrest, or
Arrested individual is now deceased, or,
Arrested individual is a Georgia resident, the arrest occurred in GA, and the individual qualifies under conditions of Georgia HB150.
If the above doesn’t apply to you, you may be able to qualify for a Case Update instead!
A Case Update is for people who don’t qualify for a removal under the conditions listed above. This allows for an updated resolution to be added to the existing mugshot page, which indicates the outcome of the arrest.
We will add a Case Update to your page when you provide proof of any 1 of the following conditions, and that proof is verified by our Support Team:
-All charges against the arrested individual were dropped or otherwise not pursued OR;
-The arrested individual was adjudicated not guilty on all charges
Note that pre-trial diversion and similar programs do NOT qualify for any of the benefits of the Courtesy Update Programs.
If either of the above Removal or Case Update conditions describes your situation, please send proof of condition being met, along with the link to your mugshot page.