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Other Crimes

Have you been accused of a crime in Dubai?  If so, in order to protect your rights it is important to consult a trusted criminal defence lawyer immediately!  At The Law Offices of Faisal Alzarooni, our lawyers and advocates are experts in the field of criminal law. We handle local and federal cases nationwide.

 

Insulting and Defamation

 

Defamation, in criminal law, is making a negative, tarnishable public statement about an individual's name, family, character and/or reputation, even if the statement made is based in truth or fact. The punishment for the crime of defamation is up to 2 year imprisonment, and deportation is a strong possibility.

 

Insulting, in criminal law, berating a victim with bad words, without the  mentioning a specific incident. For example, to say to someone: You are a thief. The punishment crime of insulting is up to one year imprisonment, and possibility of deportation

 

There is a small difference between the two acts, but they're both considered crimes in The UAE. Insulting and defamation are not criminal acts in the western countries like USA and UK, and therefore expatriates may find themselve under investigation for these acts without a full understanding of the law.

 

If you are being investigated for an Insulting and/or defamation offense, you need to protect your rights immediately. Consulting a skilled criminal defence lawyer with experience in defending Insulting/defamation crimes cases will be in your best interest.

 

At The Law Offices of Faisal Alzarooni we will defend your rights vigorously. We believe that people make mistakes, specially if new to the UAE, and that you deserve a chance at freedom.  Our professional criminal defence lawyers will guide you through the charges against you and work to obtain positive results for your Insulting/defamation crimes case

 

Consensual Sex

 

In criminal law, consensual sex is defined as: a sexual act with someone who is not a wife or a husband. It’s considered a crime even with the approval of the other person. If convicted, you will be looking at a minimum of a year in jail, fines and definite deportation.

 

At The Law Offices of Faisal Alzarooni we offer an insightful legal consultation. We will review the facts surrounding your consensual sex case and determine what would be the best stance to take in defending and protecting your rights. Your freedom and future are extremely important to our criminal defence lawyers; they will make every attempt to have the charges against you lowered or dropped completely. Our criminal defence lawyers will immediately begin the steps necessary to protect you and will fight to provide you with winning results for your consensual sex case in Dubai.

 

Alcohol Consumption

 

In criminal law, alcohol consumption is defined as:

 

For Muslims, is to drink any alcoholic beverage; and for non-Muslims is to drink alcoholic beverages without proper permit (license).

 

Individuals convicted of alcohol consumption crimes in the UAE may face the following penalties and consequences:

  • Prison sentence from a month to six months

  • Or AED 2000 fine

 

At The Law Offices of Faisal Alzarooni we will defend your rights vigorously. Our criminal defence lawyers will guide you through the charges against you and work to obtain positive results for your alcohol consumption crimes case. They have committed themselves to studying law for many years and have represented many alcohol consumption cases that have resulted in favorable conclusions. Our criminal defence lawyers are constantly keeping up with new laws and look forward to providing you with an excellent outcome for your alcohol consumption case.

 

Cyber Crimes

 

One fact is certain: the UAE Government monitors Internet activity. Whether an individual is simply “surfing the net,” downloading content through peer-to-peer file-sharing programs, or communicating in a chat-room, law enforcement surveillance should be assumed, and there is no anonymity in an individual’s computer. Based on Internet surveillance and monitoring, federal agents investigating Internet crimes can and do obtain warrant to seize computers. And, contrary to common belief, deleting a file or content from a computer does not make it disappear. Federal agents investigating Internet crimes possess the computer programs, time, and funding to retrieve date thought deleted or destroyed.

 

Computer hacking, fraud, credit card fraud, identity theft, internet extortion, investment fraud, Ponzi/pyramid schemes, investment fraud, lotteries, internet auction fraud, phishing/spoofing (forged electronic documents), and spam can all result in an investigation and potential prosecution for federal internet crimes, or cyber-crimes.

 

Internet crimes such as acquiring, possessing, and distributing pornography over the internet often carry mandatory minimum sentences of imprisonment and lifetime sexual registration as a sex offender. It is not uncommon for a curious individual merely looking at images on the Internet to find themselves under investigation and indictment for Internet pornography crimes. The potential consequences to freedom and public standing can be disastrous.

 

At The Law Offices of Faisal Alzarooni we have been deeply involved in the defense of clients charged with a variety of “hacking” and Internet crimes for many years. Our criminal defence lawyers monitor the latest investigative and technical Internet crime developments so that our defence against charges of Internet crimes involves cutting edge strategies.

 

Sex Crimes

 

Sex crimes are severely punished in Dubai and througout the UAE. A sex crime is a crime against an individual that is unwanted and sexual in nature. Even consensual sex is considered a crime in the UAE, Some examples of sex crimes beside consensual sex are: rape, child sexual abuse, pornography, marital rape, sex with animals, human trafficking, prostitution, incest, indecent exposure and sexual harassment. If you are being investigated for a sex crime, you need to protect your rights immediately. A criminal defence lawyer with experience in defending sex crimes cases will be in your best interest. Individuals convicted of sex crimes in Dubai may face the following penalties and consequences:

 

  • Death penalty for rape cases

  • Prison sentence

  • Deportation (for non UAE citizens)

  • High fines

  • Lifetime registration as a sex offender

  • Conviction on criminal record for life

  • Sex offender social stigma

 

If you are convicted of a sex crime and sent to jail, as a sex offender you are often severely looked down upon by other inmates in jail. Once you are out of jail, you will get deported if you are not UAE citizen, you will be watched constantly by law enforcement and will be registered as a sex offender. In addition, your reputation and character will be severely tarnished. At The Law Offices of Faisal Alzarooni we understand the seriousness of a sex crime. We also understand that sometimes individuals are wrongly accused. We will investigate and challenge every aspect of the sex crimes allegations and will look to have your name cleared. Your freedom is important to us.

 

At The Law Offices of Faisal Alzarooni we will defend your rights vigorously. We believe that people make mistakes and that you deserve a chance at freedom. Our criminal defence lawyers will guide you through the charges against you and work to obtain positive results for your sex crimes case.

 

Juvenile Crimes

 

Children often make mistakes. Sometimes those mistakes can have devastating results and turn a family upside down. In Dubai, juvenile crime is on the rise with our youth.  Children are being investigated and are arrested daily for all types of criminal behavior. Some of the crimes committed by today’s youth are theft, consensual sex, vandalism, drug crimes, assault, battery, robbery, attempted murder and homicide. In some cases your child may become wrongly accused, or he or she may have been at the wrong place at the wrong time. Regardless of the charges, it is important that you hire immediate legal representation for your son or daughter.

 

At The Law Offices of Faisal Alzarooni our criminal defence lawyers believe that minors deserve a second chance.  We will investigate the charges against your child and we will make every attempt to have the charges reduced or dismissed completely.  In the unfortunate event that your child’s case goes before a judge, we will ask for counseling or a rehabilitation program instead of incarceration.

 

A juvenile record can affect your child’s future and ruin his or her chances at employment and getting into a college of their choice. In some juvenile cases, children can be tried as an adult and sentenced to prison. By hiring a trusted criminal defence lawyer you can give your child a fighting chance. The lawyers and advocates at The Law Offices of Faisal Alzarooni have your child’s best interests in mind and will protect your child and your child’s rights to provide a winning outcome for his or her juvenile crimes case.

 

Our criminal defence lawyers understand that this can be a very difficult time for you and your family. By hiring a criminal defencelawyer you will be providing the best opportunity for a favorable outcome for your son or daughter’s juvenile case. At The Law Offices of Faisal Alzarooni we compassionately represent our young clients. We will aggressively defend your child as if they were our own. Our lawyers will provide your child with caring personal attention, and will look to achieve the best outcome for your case.

 

Domestic Violence

 

Abusing your spouse, grandparents or child physically or emotionally can result in charges of domestic violence being filed.  The definition of domestic violence is the use of physical force, usually accompanied by fury, vehemence, or outrage; especially physical force unlawfully exercised, with the intent to harm a spouse, loved one mentally and physically. Domestic violence is a very serious crime in the UAE, and the damage caused to another individual both physically and mentally can have emotionally devastating repercussions.

 

If you are currently being investigated for, or have been accused of, or formally charged with domestic violence it would be in your best interest to retain the services of a knowledgeable criminal defence lawyer. It is important because a criminal defence lawyer will strengthen your case by using his or her experience, skill, education and superior knowledge of Dubai criminal law when defending your case before a judge in the Dubai courts.

 

Domestic violence can include sexual abuse, intimidation, threats or deprivation of daily human activities and rights. If you are convicted of domestic violence you will face jail time, restitution, fines, and a mark on your criminal record for life. You can also lose your rights to employment within government agencies and elsewhere and many other rights that the most citizens are able to benefit from.

 

At The Law Offices of Faisal Alzarooni, our criminal defence lawyers will provide you with excellent criminal defence for your domestic violence charge. They have committed themselves to studying law for many years and have represented many domestic violence cases that have resulted in favorable conclusions. Our criminal defence lawyers and advocates are constantly keeping up with new laws and look forward to providing you with an excellent outcome for your domestic violence case.

 

Forgery

 

If you have been charged with or arrested for the crime of forgery it is important that you remain silent and contact an experienced and trusted criminal lawyer immediately.  Forgery is the illegal act of signing a document without the rightful owner’s approval or consent. This also includes altering a valid document or creating a fake document. A document can be any type of legal paper, although the most common items forged are passports and cheques. Forgery is a form of identity theft and is considered a white-collar crime in Dubai.

 

Being charged with forgery is felony offense.  A conviction is punishable in Dubai by jail time, fines and probation.  A forgery conviction will also result in a permanent mark on your criminal record.  Forgery is a theft crime and often goes hand in hand with the crime of fraud and counterfeiting money; therefore law enforcement will make every attempt to deter you from becoming further entangled with the law.

 

Sometimes individuals are wrongly accused and are convicted for crimes they did not commit. At The Law Offices of Faisal Alzarooni our criminal defence lawyers and advocates are extremely knowledgeable and efficient when defending forgery crimes cases. Our criminal defence lawyers have the education and experience needed to protect you and your future rights.  Don’t try to represent yourself – often times this will result in harsher consequences.

 

At The Law Offices of Faisal Alzarooni we offer an insightful legal consultation. We will review the facts surrounding your forgery case and determine what would be the best stance to take in defending and protecting your rights. Your freedom and future are extremely important to our criminal defence lawyers; they will make every attempt to have the charges against you lowered or dropped completely. Our criminal defence lawyers will immediately begin the steps necessary to protect you and will fight to provide you with winning results for your forgery case in Dubai.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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