Michelle recently spoke to MarketWatch to discuss if Donald Trump has a mug shot taken in Georgia, it could become ‘the most famous in the world’
Technically, a mug shot serves the practical purpose of putting a face to a name, so if someone who is booked for a crime skips a court date, there’s a way to find and identify the person, explains Michelle Suskauer, a Florida-based criminal-defense attorney with Dimond, Kaplan & Rothstein and former president of the Florida Bar.
But in Trump’s case, his image is so well-known, a mug shot isn’t really necessary, Suskauer said: “He’s one of the most recognizable persons, if not the most recognizable person, on the planet.”
At the same time, Suskauer said, it’s up to every jurisdiction as to how to handle the matter. She said the Fulton County sheriff is perhaps trying to make the point that even a former president must be treated like every other criminal defendant — in effect, no one is above have their mug shot taken.
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