If you do something unethical but legal, what will happen if someone presses charges?

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  • xyzzy
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    1 month ago
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    Charges for what and with who? If something is unethical but legal there is no crime therefore no charges to be pressed. In certain cases where the person acting unethically is in a profession that has some type of professional organization such as the state bar for a lawyer a case can be brought before the organization and they may be disciplined but still there would be no crime.

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  • Clive
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    1 month ago

    There is no such thing as pressing charges. If anyone wants to complain, they tell the police, and the police will drop it because there is no evidence you did anything wrong.

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  • 1 month ago

    Nothing. That's what "legal" means. There aren't any charges for them to press. A charge is, by definition, for doing something illegal.

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  • Pearl
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    1 month ago

    probably nothing if its legal

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  • 1 month ago

    Criminal complaints and ethics complaints are different. Look up the words you don't know.

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  • 1 month ago

    Individuals CAN'T press charges and the DA won't unless they can find a law they claim your actions violated.

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  • 1 month ago

    Pressing charges is about the police and the legal system. If something is legal, they can't do anything about it. But you CAN be sued in civil court, and you CAN lose your job if the unethical thing involves sexual harassment. 

    • Nuff Sed
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      1 month agoReport

      Sexual harassment is illegal. Otherwise you couldn't be sued for doing it.

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  • 1 month ago

    "Pressing charges" is asking for investigation on the commission of a crime after the initial report. If it is clear their was no crime was committed the matter will be dropped.

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    • Nuff Sed
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      1 month agoReport

       Some types of complaints may also be "pressed" in court by a prosecuting police officer, for minor violations, depending upon state laws and rules where you are.

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  • 1 month ago

    The burden of proof is on the claimant. They must prove that your actions were illegal.

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    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Assuming it's not something related to an occupational profession, nothing much would happen.

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