(Closed) I owe someone a favor. What they want is illegal. What now?

posted 5 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
726 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I wouldn’t do it. I’m not going to jail/prison/getting a mark on my record for nobody.

Post # 4
9567 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

definitely don’t do it if it’s illegal, you made the right decision, maybe explain to him that you are happy to do a favor for him, as long as it is legal 🙂

Post # 5
1281 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think this is a no brainer. 

Post # 6
3174 posts
Sugar bee

Don’t do it. 

Post # 7
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

As Jacqui90 said, if it’s really something you’re not comfortable with, simply explain this and let him know that you’re more than happy do him him a favour you’re more comfortable with. Maybe he just assumes everyone is comfortable with whatever he is asking.

Post # 8
533 posts
Busy bee

What has he asked you to do? 

Post # 9
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Depends what the favor is . I mean if its bringing in a box of cubans or bottle of booze (providing its not a muslim country) i most probably would do it (i once snuck cheese over a border for a buddy) but if its something thats outright wrong then i would say no.  Depends on what exactly is the favor

Post # 10
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Is it illegal like jailtime illegal? or are we talking about something more along the lines of littering or spitting on the sidewalk?   You don’t have to answer, but I’m gonna go ahead and say that he’s is a horrible person to ask this of you and tell you not to do it.  Who cares if you’re a goody-two-shoes.  I get that label all the time, and to be honest.  I like it.

Post # 12
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Thats tough.  If you have a strong enough relationship with him that you don’t think he would report you I would probably do it.  Its something thats kind of hard to prove that you are doing- after all you could be stopping by to hang out with a friend.  Its not like you would be advertising in the newspaper or something.  
But honestly if you aren’t comfortable with it don’t do it.  You are the one who will have to live with the desicion, and it sucks to do something you don’t feel right about. 

Post # 14
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If thats the case, then go with your gut and don’t do it. If he’s interested in learning refer him to a class or someone who is allowed to give private lessons.  I wouldn’t be surprised if he didn’t know what he was asking was illegal- its definitly not something that would occur to me.  Like I said- you have to live with your choice, and returning a favor isn’t worth doing something you don’t feel right about.  

Post # 15
14 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

I wouldnt do anything youre not comfortable with. Dont risk yourself, job, family, and integrity for someone you aren’t close to.

Post # 16
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

well you just posted it online… sooo I really wouldn’t do it now. Is it illegal only if you charge money? if so I’d do it for free/out of the kindness of your heart. that is if you want to. don’t feel guilty if it’s something you don’t want to do.

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