Legal representation in criminal law in the United Arab Emirates

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

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

Our criminal law services at Al Itizan Lawyers and Legal Consultants Office include:


Financial offences

Financial offences include a large number of specific offences related to embezzlement, looting of bank funds, loans, forgery of credit cards, money laundering and return cheques. We therefore provide criminal lawyer services in Dubai to help you overcome criminal cases and financial crimes through:

• Representing entities and individuals and attending the investigation proceedings before the police and the Public Prosecutor's Office.

• Defending our clients' interests before the Public Prosecutor's Office and during the trial.

• Investigation of financial crimes committed against companies and institutions on behalf of them.

• Opening of follow-up communications before the competent authorities by the Criminal Advocate of Dubai.

• Provide legal advice in all matters relating to the UAE's criminal laws.


Crime of fraud

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 one in legal jurisprudence. These include:

•             Fraud is the perpetrator's seizure of funds belonging to others, by using deception to induce him to hand over such funds.

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

•             It is also the perpetrator's use of fraudulent means and various methods of fraud, for the purpose of paying the victim to hand over the money owned by him.

The UAE legislator did not explicitly define fraud, although he described it in the context of the provision on the criminalization of fraud, article No. (451) of the UAE Code of Offences and Penalties, from which we can derive the definition of fraud as an act of ownership of movable property belonging to a non-perpetrator, by using fraudulent methods by which the victim can be deceived and persuaded to hand over his money voluntarily. The victim would only have handed over the money because of the use of such fraudulent means.


Theft offence

Its occurrence entails two types of rights:

•             The first is the victim's right, which allows him or her the right to complain and claim compensation where necessary. This right may be discontinued and reconciled by the victim.

•             The second is the general right. This right is intended as a society's right to deter the perpetrator of an offence that is dangerous to his security and integrity. The Public Prosecutor's Office is responsible for monitoring and safeguarding this right. This right is not related to the victim and he may therefore not waive or reconcile it.


Elements of theft

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

Physical Corner

The physical element of the crime of theft consists of three basic elements: the criminalized act, the criminal result and the causation relationship.

Criminalized act: The legislator has established the offence of criminal conduct in the offence of theft, consisting of embezzlement of third-party movable property, such as embezzlement of the offence of theft.

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

Causation: the relationship between the criminalized act and the criminal result. that the transfer of possession of the money transferred from its owner to the robber is a consequence of the burglar's commission of the act of embezzlement.

Moral Corner

The moral element of the crime of theft shall be fulfilled when the perpetrator has ascertained the truth about the act committed by him, the direction of his will to achieve the criminal result and the transfer of the property transferred from the author to the perpetrator. Accordingly, the moral element is based on two elements, namely, the knowledge and the will, and both of these elements are called criminal intent.



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