The photograph was released Monday by the U.S. Marshals Service, and was taken when she was booked on three charges of failure to file tax returns.
She pleaded guilty to all three counts, which were lodged in response to her admitted failure to file 2005, 2006 and 2007 tax returns, TMZ reported. The gossip website said the musician earned more than $1.8 million during that time period.
Lauryn Hill could be slapped with three years behind bars and $75,000 in fines at her November sentencing, according to TMZ.
TMZ published a tiny bit of detail about the court case against Hill back in June: "When the judge asked if Hill 'intentionally and willingly' failed to file the returns, she replied, 'Yes.'"
Lauryn Hill's mugshot is quite interesting, as it has her looking angry yet restrained and almost calm. But she is wearing a get-up that is more Michael Jackson than Jailhouse Rock.
In the picture, her hair is short-cropped and curly, and Hill is wearing a starched-looking white button-up with black pearl-shaped accouterments on the buttons, which are fastened all the way up and cover much of her neck behind a collar.
She also wears earrings, and the photo is actually maybe one of the best ever taken of an arrested celebrity, as she looks like she had some time to touch up her makeup before the mugshot was taken.
Either way, looks like the smooth-voiced ex Fugee has found herself on the wrong side of the law.