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The United States and Kentucky Constitutions prevent you from being punished for acts that are done before those acts were criminalized. This is commonly referred to as the prohibition ex post facto punishment. The reason behind this prohibition is that criminal statutes place the life and liberty of a person at risk, so the laws must give fair notice as ...

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The Fourth Amendment provides, "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

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