George
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George asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 8 months ago

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

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  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    8 months 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.

  • Clive
    Lv 7
    8 months 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.

  • 8 months 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.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    probably nothing if its legal

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  • 8 months ago

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

  • 8 months ago

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

  • ?
    Lv 7
    8 months 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. 

  • 8 months 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.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

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

  • .
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

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

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