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UAE Criminal Law

Mastering the complexities of criminal law in UAE is indispensable to criminal lawyers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in order to provide the best criminal law advice and assistance to win every litigation. Since UAE criminal law contains several provisions and rules derived from Islamic Sharia Law, it is vital for clients, accused or victimized, to only choose the top criminal lawyers in Dubai or Abu Dhabi to represent their case.

FHS Law provides criminal law services and a team of criminal lawyers who will defend you fairly and lawfully and are adept in handling cases from police investigation, Court of Appeal, Public Prosecution, Court of Cassation, to Court of First Instance, and Federal Supreme Court.

Our team of criminal lawyers in Abu Dhabi are experienced in handling criminal cases including:
• Extradition Law
• Drug Crimes
• Financial Crimes
• Sex Crimes
• Cyber Crime
• Other forms of crimes


Contact Us :

Sea Tower, Office No. 201, Raffay Street
Near Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce, Corniche, Abu Dhabi

Ph : (02) 307 1177


  • What are the categories of crimes in the UAE?

    Based on the UAE Penal Code, crimes in the country are divided into three categories:

    • Contraventions – penalties under this crime include:
      • Custody for a minimum of 24 hours and maximum of 10 days
      • A fine not more than AED 1,000
    • Misdemeanours – these are types of serious crime involving petty theft, simple battery or assault, evading police, vandalism, cyber bullying, etc. Penalties under this crime include:
      • Imprisonment
      • Fine with a minimum of AED 1,000
      • Diyat – compensation for the victim
    • Felonies  – these are severe crimes such as murder, burglary, armed robbery, manslaughter, kidnapping, rape, and more. Penalties under this crime include:
      • Diyat – compensation for the victim
      • Temporary imprisonment
      • Life imprisonment
      • Death penalty

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