Criminal law

Legal representation in criminal law in the United Arab Emirates


Criminal law is an essential branch of the legal system, and our UAE lawyers are ready to represent clients in various criminal cases. We offer a comprehensive experience to navigate the complex justice system.


We have lawyers with extensive experience and knowledge in criminal law and the UAE criminal justice system. They have extensive experience in representing individuals and entities in criminal cases before various UAE courts, covering all types and forms of criminal proceedings.

Financial offences


Financial offences include a large number of specific offences related to embezzlement, looting of bank funds, loans, credit card counterfeiting, money laundering and return cheques.

We offer criminal lawyer services in Dubai to help you overcome criminal cases and financial crimes by:


• Represent entities and individuals and attend investigative proceedings before the police and prosecutors.


• Defend the interests of our clients before the Prosecutor’s Office and during the trial.


• Investigating financial crimes against companies and institutions on their behalf.


• Opening of follow-up communications with relevant authorities by the Criminal Advocate of Dubai.


• Provide legal advice on all matters relating to UAE criminal law.




The offence of fraud is one of the offences for which movable funds are targeted, so the definition of fraud has been defined more than once in the jurisprudence. These include:

• Fraud is the seizure by the perpetrator of funds belonging to others, using deception to induce him to return those funds.


• Fraud is also defined as the seizure of money transferred to others, using fraudulent methods and means to hold that money transferred by the perpetrator.


• It also involves the perpetrator’s use of fraudulent means and various methods of fraud in order to pay the victim to return the money they have.


The UAE legislature did not explicitly define fraud, although it described it in the context of the provision on the criminalization of fraud, section No. (451) of the UAE Offences and Penalties Code, from which the definition of fraud can be derived as an act of ownership of personal property belonging to a non-personal, using fraudulent methods by which the victim can be deceived and persuaded to voluntarily return his money. The victim would only have returned the money in raison de l’utilisation de ces moyens frauduleux.


  Theft offence


Its occurrence involves two types of rights:


The first is the victim’s right to complain and seek compensation if necessary. This right can be abandoned and reconciled by the victim.


 The second is general law. This right is the right of a society to deter the perpetrator of an offence that is dangerous to its safety and integrity.

The public prosecutor is responsible for monitoring and safeguarding this right. This right is not related to the victim and the victim cannot waive or reconcile it.


Theft element 

The offence of theft, like other offences, is based on two fundamental elements: physical and moral.


  • Physical element


The physical element of the crime of theft consists of three basic elements: the criminal act, the criminal outcome and the causal relationship.


Criminal Act: Parliament has established the offence of criminal conduct in the offence of theft, consisting of a misappropriation of the movable property of a third party, such as a misappropriation of the offence of theft.


Criminal outcome: The criminal consequence is the transfer of possession of the movable property from its owner to the possession of the perpetrator (thief). Complete transfer of possession is the crime of theft.


Causality: relationship between the criminal act and the criminal outcome, that the transfer of possession of the money transferred from its owner to the thief is a consequence of the commission by the burglar of the act of diversion.


  • Moral element


The moral element of the crime of theft is accomplished when the perpetrator has verified the truth about the act committed by him, the direction of his will to obtain the criminal outcome and the transfer of property transferred from the perpetrator to the perpetrator. Therefore, the moral element is based on two elements, knowledge and will, and both are called criminal intent.


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