Criminal Law

Criminal Law

‘Crime’ is an illegal act committed by any natural or legal person which is punishable under the criminal or penal code of the said country or jurisdiction. In the United Arab Emirates, a crime is defined under the Federal Penal Code and whose provisions are derived mostly from Shariah principles.

Crimes are of varied types as in modern times, it is restricted to physical harm, but it covers monetary, moral, and physical damage to any human being or organization. Therefore, it is vital for any Criminal Lawyer in Dubai to comprehend the nature of the crime to offer the best useful advice to their client. Consequently, our modern term of crimes includes the following:

  • Physical violence;
  • Domestic Violence;
  • Crimes against the dignity of any being;
  • Financial crimes, such as money laundering, loan fraud, cheque bounce, etc.;
  • Drug trafficking, possession, and consumption;
  • Sexual crimes;
  • Murder or attempt to murder;
  • Kidnapping, abduction, assault or any threat;
  • Theft, robbery, burglary or trespassing;
  • Cyber offenses;
  • Defamation;
  • Extradition;
  • Infringement of Privacy.

With over 23 years of significant experience in criminal matters, Abdulla Al Awadi Advocates and legal consultancy has gained considerable expertise in representing clients accused of federal or state criminal offenses within the country.

The UAE criminal law constitutes the branch of law that deals with public wrongs of offenses and is divided into two parts, the substantive law and the law of procedures. The UAE Penal Code sets out the legal provisions that determine the actions recognized as crimes in the UAE and prescribes the penalties incurring for such acts.

The crimes are divided into three categories: Contraventions, Misdemeanours, and Felonies, with felonies constituting the most serious offenses. The Dubai criminal court is empowered to imprison, fine, and acquit accused persons charged with criminal offenses. The criminal courts consist of the Court of the First Instance, Court of Appeals, and Cassation Court. The Criminal courts are empowered to imprison, fine, or acquit the persons fined with criminal offenses in the UAE. Parties have the right to appeal from the first instance court to the appeals court within fifteen days and further with the Court of Cassation. All the proceedings before the courts are conducted only in Arabic.

Our team of Best Criminal Lawyers in Dubai is committed solely to criminal matters within the Emirate of Dubai and other respective Emirates of UAE. Utilizing the most recent techniques, logical procedures, research information bases, and examination, we are ready for a prompt and compelling reaction to any criminal emergency with any client.

Our cooperation approach with exceptionally talented Criminal Lawyers allows us to help our clients by addressing their particular requirements with imaginative and critical thinking and immediate and effective results. We have the experience, information, and variety to adapt to any given situation.

Our Criminal Lawyers team is dedicated to providing our clients with the best and honest legal representation before relevant court authorities to achieve the best outcome for the client accused or is willing to file any criminal case against another individual or organization. Considering our transparent and honest approach with our clients, we always encourage our clients to sign our professional services agreement defining the terms and relationships between the lawyer and the client and specifically defines the services offered to the client. Our office undoubtedly understands the need for urgent legal consultation in criminal matters; thus, all calls and emails are promptly responded to ensure complete legal guidance to all our clients without any fail. Every matter is significant for our firm.

Our lawyers are trained to handle cases from police investigation to prosecution and criminal court. They ask for bail and submit memos and pleadings related to all charges, especially misdemeanors and federal violations. Our lawyers work with their clients until the case is closed in the first instance court/appeal court/Supreme Court.

We guarantee that our clients are represented fairly, legally, and fully throughout the entire justice process. Our team consists of the top criminal lawyers in UAE who are well-versed in all the challenges in the criminal law practice and maintains the client’s best interests at all stages of the processes.

To find out how we can assist you with your dispute,  contact Abdulla Al Awadi Advocates & Legal Consultants at +971 4 335 2200 or