Legal Question in Business Law in New York

Should the government force a person to pay for doing something that was legal and carried no penalty at the time it was done?

Asked on 8/29/13, 9:16 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Frank Natoli Natoli-Legal, LLC

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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Answered on 8/30/13, 8:03 am

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