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Highlights on UAE Federal Law No. 17 of 2018

Read below the highlights on UAE Federal Law No. 17 of 2018 amending some provisions of the code of criminal procedure promulgated by the Federal Law No. 35 of 1992: His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates State, has issued a Federal Law Decree concerning amendment of some provisions in the Code of Criminal Procedure. One of these amendments is the inclusion of a third chapter to the fifth section of the law, entitled “Special criminal procedures” including three chapters and (53) articles on Criminal Order, Criminal Reconciliation and electronic monitoring as follows: … Continue reading Highlights on UAE Federal Law No. 17 of 2018

Cyber Crime Law Amendments in UAE you must be Aware of

Cybercrime Law: Provides legal protection of privacy of all information published online. Cybercrime Law aims to protect privacy of information from any use whatsoever by electronic or IT means and imposes punishment for anyone for using an electronic network or any information technology means for the unwarranted violation of the privacy of others. Stipulates punishments on any individual for using any kind of information technology to extort or to threaten others online to force them to engage in. Criminalizes activities by any person who creates or runs any electronic site to send, transmit, publish or promote online any pornographic material, … Continue reading Cyber Crime Law Amendments in UAE you must be Aware of

UAE Enhances Battle Against Money Laundering

Committing or attempting to commit money laundering: Whoever commits any of the following acts, despite being fully aware that such funds are derived from an offence or a misdemeanor, shall be deemed as a perpetrator of money laundering:      1. If converts, transfers, deposits, saves, invests, exchanges or manages any proceeds, with intent to conceal or disguise the illicit origin thereof.      2. If conceals or disguises the true nature, origin, location, way of disposition, movement, rights related to any proceeds or ownership thereof.      3. If acquires, possesses or uses such proceeds. Money laundering as a criminal offence … Continue reading UAE Enhances Battle Against Money Laundering

How to Deal with Scams Legally in UAE

Fraud is defined as taking or gaining from another, property, money, vouchers or anything of value by deception or lying or trickery which is supported by verbal means or written documents, causing the victim to rely on the same to willingly handover or something of value from himself to the person committing the fraud. Scammers cheat people out of their money. People in Dubai and nearby emirates were conned out of about AED 780,000 over during 2018 by conmen who convinced them that they had won large cash prizes. COMMON SCAMS: 1. Cold calling: The practice of cold calling itself … Continue reading How to Deal with Scams Legally in UAE

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