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Court Ordered Mug Photos and Fingerprints  

If you appear in court, the judge may order you to have your fingerprints and photograph taken. This is usually done when you are appearing on charges but you were not booked into jail, such as a Summons or Promise to Appear. Because you did not go to jail your fingerprints and photograph were never taken for these charges. You should receive paperwork from the court that will give you the date you have been ordered to have the prints and photo taken. You have ten days from that date to get this done. You can go to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 2:00pm. There is no charge, however there may be a wait.

All adults must present a government issued I.D. or have a previous mug shot on file with MCSO. Juveniles may present a driver's license, birth certificate, student school I.D. if it has a picture, or a parent's driver's license as long as the last name is the same. A juvenile's parent or legal guardian does not need to be present for the MCSO to process court ordered mug and prints.

Once the fingerprints and photograph have been taken the court paperwork will be filled out by MCSO personnel and a copy will be provided to you for your records. The original will be sent back to the court.


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