Should the government force a person to pay for doing something that was legal and carried no penalty at the time it was done?
1 Answer from Attorneys
I think the context greatly matters, which we do not have here. If you are being charged with a crime you need to consult with a criminal lawyer ASAP and so not say anything further about to anyone.
In general, ex-post facto criminal laws are strictly forbidden in the United States Constitution, Article 1, Section 9, Clause 3.
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