Q: How can I be put under a law that I wasn't charged or sentenced under
I was given a plea bargain in 2003 the law was changed in 2005 which is a harsher punishment
A: You can't.
Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer
It isn't clear if your inclusion of Admiralty/Maritime is relevant, or it was simply randomly included, because you're talking about a decade in the maritime industry where there were a number of criminal enforcement actions for shipboard activities that until then were considered civil violations, but were then handled as strict liability crimes. These were prosecuted by the U.S. Dept. of Justice. In either event, same premise applies. Good luck
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