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Criminal Rehabilitation in UAE

This article would tell you about the criminal rehabilitation in UAE and its classification. Criminal rehabilitation means removing the criminal effects from the criminal record of the convicted subject to certain conditions as stipulated by law. Rehabilitation aims at reducing the social consequences of the criminal judgments included in the criminal record, which may hinder the convicted from involving in society. According to Federal Law No. (36) Of 1992, rehabilitation is classified into two types: Legal Rehabilitation The judgment of conviction is dismissed by law without any judicial intervention or a request from the convicted if the latter is not … Continue reading Criminal Rehabilitation in UAE

Rights and Duties of a Witness in UAE Courts

A witness is someone who has some useful information about a related crime and is called on to testify at the court. A witness has certain rights as well as responsibilities for they have an important role in the proceeding of Criminal cases. The information provided by witnesses becomes part of the evidence which the judge can accept or deny accordingly. UAE law has laid down certain conditions in which a testimony can be denied; for instance, in case of interests and hostility, it is the court’s responsibility to consider such a matter. This article mainly focus on the rights … Continue reading Rights and Duties of a Witness in UAE Courts

The crime of libel under UAE Penal Code & its Punishment

United Arab Emirates constitution shapes social and cultural norms for the state’s evolution. Article 25 of the Constitution defines all citizens as equal before the law, explicitly forbidding discrimination and defamation on the basis of religion and social status and it establishes that those accused of breaking the law are to be considered innocent until proven guilty. Article 44 of the Constitution contains express provision that it is duty incumbent upon all the people living in the United Arab Emirates to respect and comply with Constitution, laws, orders issued by public authorities and maintain public morality at all times. Act … Continue reading The crime of libel under UAE Penal Code & its Punishment

Issues with penalty for cheque bounce

Cheque bounce issues are very common in U.A.E just like anywhere else. Khairallah Advocates & Legal Consultants, Law firm in Dubai, have dealt with a lot of criminal cases due to bounced cheques. As mentioned in our other blogarticle related to Bounced cheques, the law surrounding penalizing individuals for issuing bounced cheques is very clear on the point that one will be sentenced to detention or to a fine, if he or she draws a cheque, in bad faith, without sufficient funds. In practice, this means that at the time of writing the cheque the drawee, namely the person writing … Continue reading Issues with penalty for cheque bounce

Cheque Bounce law in UAE & defending bounced cheque lawsuits

Bounced Cheque is a crime Bounced cheque is a crime of misdemeanour, that is to say that that the punishment for the bounced cheque may be imprisonment for a definite/fixed term depending on the facts and circumstances of each case. The imprisonment may be coupled with a fine anything between 1,000 – 30,000 Dhs. And here comes the obvious question, Is there a defense to the bounced cheque? Yes, there are defenses to the crime of bounced cheque. Before going to the defenses to the bounced cheque, let me shortly explain the general nature of the crime of a bounced … Continue reading Cheque Bounce law in UAE & defending bounced cheque lawsuits