Criminal Arrest or Charge
One of the things my clients are most interested in is how their criminal arrest or charge will effect them going forward in this social media, internet driven world. In Pinellas County, the booking photos of people in the Pinellas County Jail, are not released to the public at large, so shouldn’t be available to mugshots.com$ type scams — but they none the less show up sometimes.
Typically, I try to mitigate the damage of any charge my clients have, and start moving towards sealing or expunging the crime — if available for my client’s particular case and circumstances.
Here is an interesting article regarding consequences of criminal charges: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/24/opinion/have-you-ever-been-arrested-check-here.html?rref=collection%2Fcolumn%2Ffixes&action=click&contentCollection=opinion®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=collection&_r=0