If you do something unethical but legal, what will happen if someone presses charges?
- xyzzyLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
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.
- CliveLv 71 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.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 71 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.
- PearlLv 71 month ago
probably nothing if its legal
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- ExoplanetLv 71 month ago
Criminal complaints and ethics complaints are different. Look up the words you don't know.
- STEVEN FLv 71 month ago
Individuals CAN'T press charges and the DA won't unless they can find a law they claim your actions violated.
- GypsyfishLv 71 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.
- Russ in NOVALv 71 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.
- 1 month ago
The burden of proof is on the claimant. They must prove that your actions were illegal.
- .Lv 71 month ago
Assuming it's not something related to an occupational profession, nothing much would happen.