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Would you lie about your mother's alibi, if it would keep her out of jail?

  1. whthadhappen profile image66
    whthadhappenposted 7 years ago

    Would you lie about your mother's alibi, if it would keep her out of jail?

  2. Pagelift profile image60
    Pageliftposted 7 years ago

    Tough, especially considering you could get thrown in jail by being an accessory to a crime by knowing what her crime was and lying about it.

    It would heavily depend on the crime. If it were something really bad and she got herself into deep trouble, I'd stay neutral and say I know nothing about any of it. That way, if her alibi is proven false, you don't go down with her. There's not much you can do to help her at that point.

    If it was something minor, like a misdemeanor, I'd probably stick my neck out for my own mother. But again, it depends how deserving she is of the punishment and how serious of a crime she committed. No sense in going down with her if she dug herself too deep of a hole, whether she's your mother or not.

  3. Darlene Sabella profile image60
    Darlene Sabellaposted 7 years ago

    Now that all depend on the crime, some crimes are so horrendous that I would not lie to keep my mother out of jail, for minor crime I would...

  4. keepitnatural profile image73
    keepitnaturalposted 7 years ago

    Yes & I would for any of my direct familly members. They are all good, kind people & anything which they could have got caught up in to face jail would not be premeditated anyway & would definitely not be without extreme guilt & regret.

  5. banvanaxl profile image58
    banvanaxlposted 7 years ago

    But of course. I mean it's all very nice to consider oneself to be to righteous and honorable but it's your mother in the picture. Do any of us for one second believe or imagine that a person with the clout to pull it through without repercussions would choose not to do so ?

    We are not living in a perfect world, to say or believe anything to the contrary is just deluding one self. Here all you can do is to look after your own and pray that things turn out okay when you wake up the next morning.

  6. arb profile image80
    arbposted 7 years ago

    I can't thing of anything in the world my mother would not do for me. I hope, she knows that I am there for her. Would I lie? I'd take her place and wonder if I could have done more. Still I'd fall short were I to ever measure sacrifice for sacrifice. Mothers are clothed in sacrifice and never ask a thing in return. The irony in the question is a mother would not let you lie for fear harm would find its way to you.

  7. tinaweha profile image66
    tinawehaposted 7 years ago

    I suppose that it would depend upon how heinous the crime was...and if there were some kind of inheritance involved.

  8. Nikki D. Felder profile image76
    Nikki D. Felderposted 7 years ago

    Boy, this is a tough question.  As it stands, we are a family of integrity and honesty.  In the event she falls and I am questioned I must tell the truth.  Lies are uncovered everyday.  I'd be just as guilty for lying.  It's tight, but it's right.  I love you, mother!  Stay righteous.  Thanks, Nikki D. Felder

  9. Bronson_Hub profile image61
    Bronson_Hubposted 7 years ago

    If she committed a crime, I would drive the getaway car for her.

  10. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    No, I couldn't so that.  It would be found out and then we would both be in trouble.  If a real crime has been committed then the person needs to pay for the crime, as sad as that may seem.

  11. onegoodwoman profile image76
    onegoodwomanposted 7 years ago

    What is my Mother accused of?  This is important.  It is also important, whether I know of her guilt or innocence.

    taxes..........yeah, I  cover her

    failure to adhere to kitchen management........yes, I cover her

    abuse?.....................let us hear ALL of the story

    failure to be a 'good wife'.......................it has nothing to do with the child....it is between man and woman

    My mother is not beyond the law, but she would be worthy of my loyalty.

  12. cheapsk8chick profile image55
    cheapsk8chickposted 7 years ago

    Unless the crime was against my household, I would be her alibi in a heartbeat.

  13. Lisa HW profile image74
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    It would depend on what the charges were.  If it involved her victimizing someone like a child or an elderly person, no.  If it involved "knocking over" (is that the right term?  LOL) a gas station, then I'd most likely lie (as long as she didn't physically harm someone).

    With the exception of her physically harming someone, I'd say my answer is generally "yes" - I'd lie.

  14. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    unless it was a horrific crime i'd either alibi her or take the blame myself. though i hated my mom and she hated me when i was younger, i would do anything for her now.

  15. theseus profile image79
    theseusposted 7 years ago

    It depends on the charges against her and her innocence on the same. If it's not a heinous crime and the crime is not against a child who is defenseless, i would move heaven and earth for my mother. But if it's something that she did on her own volition knowing the consequences and knowing the same to be wrong (ex. drug trafficking), I would  uphold the law because that would be the right thing to do.

  16. mikielikie profile image68
    mikielikieposted 7 years ago

    Nope. Let her go to jail. I know it sonds bad. I was in a store the other day and this lady said that she would lie for her son if it it would keep him out of jail. I told her the same thing that I'm about to tell you. If you do it this time then you'll have to do it many more times after that. I love my mom but if she did some thing like kill some one I'd turn her in so she wouldn't do it again. Pluss if you have kids and a family of your own why would you put them in danger by lying under oath. She made her bed now she must lay in it. Sorry mom.

  17. Darknlovely3436 profile image82
    Darknlovely3436posted 7 years ago

    would I lie about my mother's alibi, to keep her out of jail
    "why tell the truth , when a lie can set you free....
    Yes i would, she is my mother, too many innocent people is in jail
    and if i lie for my mother so be it.....(smile however, after this incident
    I surely would have a long, long talk with her.....

  18. Str8up Hookups profile image42
    Str8up Hookupsposted 7 years ago

    Tuff question but it depends on circumstances.

    If they said she sold something,I know she doesn't do that,truth would prevail.

    Now if they said she was violent to my Dad and something happened to him. I would say I did it because I know he set her up.

    We rarely got disciplined and she never fights back even for herself.

    The truth always prevails and she wouldn't allow me to lie.

  19. Jonathan.Clayton profile image58
    Jonathan.Claytonposted 6 years ago

    I probably  wouldn't. She wouldn't lie for me either.
    I hope my mother never puts me in that situation.