Anyone in Maryland who has been stopped by police, arrested and spent the night in jail knows how embarrassing it can be to deal with a drunk driving charge. Just because a Montgomery County resident has been arrested, however, doesn't mean he or she has been or ever will be convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol; a mug shot doesn't mean a person is guilty of anything. Sadly, not everyone realizes this and many websites are now capitalizing on it.
For those residents of Silver Spring that have been arrested before, they know that the situation is embarrassing and potentially problematic, but if they can clear their names it can often be forgotten. The days of moving on with your life after an arrest may be over, however, after a self-described "trashy tabloid" called Busted started publishing people's "mug shots" two years ago.