Retroactivity of Legislative Reformation

No one can be imprisoned under a statute which has been repealed, or amended such that the individual could not be convicted under now-standing law.   The option of a new trial must be offered to anyone imprisoned under a statute which has been replaced or subsumed.   Time incarcerated for a conviction which could not be achieved under now-standing law must be appropriately compensated, through public exoneration and refund/nullification of all payments paid/liabilities assumed by the falsely convicted party incurred through the cost of imprisonment.

No one can be charged with violating a statute if that statute was not standing at the time the actions comprising the crime took place.



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