Mugshot Removal

If your mugshot or arrest information is on our site and you would like it removed, please read the following:

Under certain circumstances individuals are entitled to have their booking photograph and biographical information removed from mugshot websites free of charge. See HB 3467 and ORS 646.608 for more information.

If the charges have been dropped, and you send in proof of the paperwork showing that has occurred, we will be happy to remove your information. A cell phone photo (or photos) of your charge dismissal paperwork attached to the email would be sufficient. Proof of dropped charges can be emailed to: mugshotremoval@oregoncrimenews.com or sent by regular postal mail to Oregon Crime News, PO Box 877 Creswell, OR 97426.

Please note: For legal purposes, all requests for mugshot removal MUST be processed via email using the email address above -OR- by snail mail. Phone calls will not be returned.

If you were never charged and therefore have no paperwork, we will verify any claims using Oregon’s online court records system.

If the charges were not dropped, we will not remove mugshots or charges from our site.

Please include in your request:

* The full URL of the page on our site where your mugshot appears.
* Your full name as it it appears on our site.

Things we suggest when you make your request

* Ask nice
* Make sure you provided the requested information and that you meet our criteria for mugshot removal

Things that you should NOT do:

* Get pissy
* Threaten legal action (we know the law and we comply with it.)
* Share your story (sorry we just don’t have time to read them.)

The things mentioned above will only slow down your request. Or worse, we’ll put them at the end of the queue.

Please note that due to the number of requests received, it can take up to two weeks to process a removal request.