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Criminal Rehabilitation in UAE

Criminal rehabilitation refers to reducing the criminal consequences from a conviction pursuant to predetermined legal requirements. Rehabilitation strives to lessen the social repercussions of criminal convictions that appear on a person’s criminal record and could prevent the convicted from participating in society.

All aspects of criminal rehabilitation have been clarified by UAE lawyers from Khairallah Advocates & Legal Consultants.

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Criminal Rehabilitation is divided into two parts according to Federal Law No. 36, 1992

The judgment of conviction is dismissed by law without any judicial intervention or a request from the convicted if the latter is not accused of a criminal penalty or misdemeanor. Accordingly its criminal record shall be as follows:

  • If the person is accused of a felony and five years have passed as of enforcement; due to amnesty or prescription.
  • If the person is accused of misdemeanor and three years have passed as of enforcement; due to amnesty, unless the convicted recommitted the crime or the penalty has lapsed due to prescription.

Judicial Rehabilitation

The judgment of conviction is dismissed through a later judgment. A criminal rehabilitation judgment is issued by the Criminal Court related to the convicted residence, upon his request, provided that the felony involves moral turpitude; which has been enforced, lapsed due to prescription or if two years have passed as of enforcement or amnesty in case of criminal felony or one year in case of misdemeanor.

It is stipulated according to Law that the period shall be duplicated in case of recommitting a crime or lapse of felony due to prescription. Based upon the Law, rehabilitation judgment shall be issued provided that the convicted shall pay all his liabilities to the UAE or persons, unless such liabilities have lapsed or it has been established that the convicted cannot pay the same.

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How to request Criminal Rehabilitation in the UAE

Rehabilitation Request is on a petition from the convicted to the local general prosecution, where the convicted residence is located. Such request must indicate the necessary personal information, date of the judgment, places of residence to enable the Prosecution from conducting its investigations to decide on the behavior of the convicted since the date of the judgment and report the same to the court during the month following the date of the request. If rehabilitation requirements are met, the court shall approve the criminal rehabilitation request and general prosecution shall send a copy of the rehabilitation order to the courts where such judgment is include the rehabilitation order in the judgment margins and list the same in the relevant records.

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FAQ about Criminal Rehabilitation in the UAE

1-How can I clear my criminal record in UAE?

Through the official website of the UAE’s Ministry of Interior (MOI), one can submit an application for a police clearance certificate. Similar to that, you can apply for it through the MOI app, which is accessible to users of Android and iOS. The certificate is also available directly from MOI service centers.

2-How can I get rehab certificate in Abu Dhabi?

Service methods and techniques

  • Send a request for rehabilitation.
  • The request is registered.
  • Send a report regarding the inmates’ behavior while they were being held in custody, to the central prison.

3-What is the meaning of rehabilitation Centre?

is a facility or clinic that offers treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction. a facility for drug and alcohol treatment, which could be a facility to reset the behavior of prisoners in general.

4- What is the punishment for criminal case in UAE?

death (capital punishment) life imprisonment (15 years +) temporary imprisonment (3 to 15 years) confinement (1 to 3 years)

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