Arre.st Network Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. What is this site?
A. Arre.st is your fair use public records news reporting and research resource.
Q. Is everyone listed here guilty of a charge?
A. No. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Q. I was acquitted, found not guilty or my record was expunged. Will you remove the booking data for free?
Q. Isn’t this violating my rights?
A. No. Posting public records is a practice protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Q. Will threat of a lawsuit or complaints filed with the Attorney General or BBB help get data removed for free?
A. No. These avenues will essentially slow our removal process and create additional publicly available records.
Q. Once you have booking data can it be removed?
A. Yes. Click through to the booking records details and click “Remove Arrest Record?”.
Q. Is it free to view the mug shots?
A. Yes. It is 100% free of charge to view our data based mug shots and booking info.
Q. Do you plan on requiring users to register?
A. No. The public is free to peruse the mug shot database without registering.
Q. Is the Arre.st network of web sites ran by a government agency?
A. No. We are not affiliated with any local, state or federal government agency.
Q. Are you violating copyright law posting these images?
A. No. According to Federal Law copyright does not prohibit the reproduction of public records.
Q. Did you start the website to collect removal fees?
A. No. The local regional jail website was too tedious to use. The only other option to view mugshots was a print publication that was being sold. To bridge the gap and provide free and easy to view mugshots ClarksburgLeak.com was created in early 2009. This original iteration of our public database interface had no removal option. A removal option was highly requested.
Q. I have a comment/question/complaint. How can I contact you?
A. Please visit USSupportLLC.com for support.