Criminal lawyers in dubai deal with crimes that come under the UAE Criminal Law. UAE Criminal Law which is equally applicable in UAE’s all the Emirates except minor differences in Court Fees, Penalty Fees etc. Criminal Law deals with various crimes which include violent crimes, drug crimes, theft crimes, financial crimes, alcohol crimes etc. These crimes vary in the sense that they not only result in physical harm but financial and moral harm as well. In many cases, the crimes impact organisations rather than individuals. These categories of crimes can be explained as follows:
Violent crimes usually result in physical harm and include assault and battery, kidnapping, homicide and manslaughter.
Drug crimes include drug possession, drug trafficking, drug transportation and personal consumption of drugs. There are very strict laws in Dubai regarding drugs and even minute traces of drugs can lead to imprisonment of more than 4 years.
Theft crimes range from grand theft, petty theft and forgery to identity theft.
Financial crimes include embezzlement, credit card fraud and money laundering as well as bank and loan fraud.
In Dubai, the laws regarding alcohol are very severe and even if a person has a valid licence, it is a crime to drink in public. Alcohol crimes range from drink and drive cases to cases of drinking, handling or transporting alcohol illegally.
Apart from the above mentioned categories, there are various other cases that come under Criminal Law. These crimes include but are not limited to insulting and defamation, juvenile crimes, sexual crimes and domestic violence.
Criminal lawyers in dubai are well versed in Islamic Sharia Law as well as International Criminal Law. This is very important in order to understand the Criminal Law in Dubai as it is a complex amalgamation of both. It draws the basic rules and regulations from the Islamic Sharia Law but is also influenced by the International Criminal Law.
Criminal lawyers work as defence lawyers or as prosecutors but whatever the case maybe it is essential that a lawyer reviews all the evidence to map out an effective strategy for their client. It is also important that the lawyer has the experience and the expertise to deal with potential witnesses and to use the testimony to the clients’ advantage.