Mugshots.com Definitions and Data Disclaimer
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Arrest or booked:
An arrest is the act of depriving a person of his or her liberty usually in relation to the purported investigation or prevention of crime and presenting (the arrestee) to a procedure as part of the criminal justice system. The term is Anglo-Norman in origin and is related to the French word arrêt, meaning “stop”.
The question whether the person is under arrest or not depends not on the legality of the arrest, but on whether the person has been deprived of personal liberty of movement. Including but not limited to; a traffic stop, citation issuance or initial investigation of alleged crime scene.
The word “arrest” on Mugshots.com means the apprehension of a person or the deprivation of a person’s liberty.
The word “booked”, when used by mugshots.com, is identical in meaning to the word “arrest”.
“Mugshot unavailable”: A booking image may or may have not been taken by authorities.
“hit” or “view”: An internal web visit measurement unit. Data provided to our visitors is estimated and may not be accurate. No guarantee of accuracy is made herein.
All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Published mugshots and/or arrest records are previously published public records of: an arrest, an indictment, a registration, the deprivation of liberty or a detention. The mugshots and/or arrest records published on Mugshots.com are in NO way an indication of guilt and they are NOT evidence that an actual crime has been committed. For latest case status, contact the official law enforcement agency which originally released the information.
Reproduced with permission 10/10/13