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.
Arre.st contains public arrest records of private individuals that are of interest to the public.
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, falsely accused, had my ID stolen, found not guilty or my record was expunged. Will you remove the booking data?
A. No. All data is collected from official sources and considered to be public record at the time of publishing.
Q. Isn’t this violating my rights?
A. No. Arre.st is ran by a registered news syndicate and 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?
A. No. These avenues will essentially slow any removal process and potentially create additional publicly available records.
Q. Will you, the arre.st admin, delete a record from the arre.st website?
A. Only with a valid court order specifying the URL. However, you may be able to license a record and then delete it yourself. Void where prohibited by law.
Q. How do I license a record and delete it myself?
A. Click through to the booking record and click the "Delete Record" button to initiate the process. Void where prohibited by law.
Q. Do you remove booking records from your database?
A. No. However we accept license keys via our self service kiosk for you to issue commands to our server. Void where prohibited by law.
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 licensing option. A licensing option was highly requested.
Q. I have a comment/question/complaint. How can I contact you?
A. Please visit USSupportLLC.com for support.