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Criminal Law

Criminal Law - Drug Crimes

Drug Crimes

There are many drug laws in the UAE. Mr. Elhais is experienced in offering a professional advice in all drug cases, including:

Drug Possession

This crime accounts for a substantial number of imprisonments in Dubai. According to Dubai’s General Department of Punitive and Correctional Establishments, about 1 out of every 8 prisoners in the Emirate have been charged with a drug-related crime.

Those who are discovered with a substantial amount of an illegal drug in their possession are likely to be prosecuted with the more serious crime of possession with intent to sell. This is a major distinction and it is important you secure the best legal help possible, in order to ensure you are not charged under an elevated crime and wind up facing severe penalties.

Severity of judgments rendered in drug crimes depends on quality and quantity of it in addition to the crime circumstances. Some personal circumstances are taken in to consideration like the age and past criminal record of the accused.

If you have found yourself facing a drug charge in the UAE, contact Mr. Elhais and his team in Al Rowaad Advocates and Legal Consultancy to arrange a comprehensive and effective defence for yourself in this sensitive situation.

Drug Trafficking and Transportation

The offence of drug trafficking covers the sale or exchange of drugs like marijuana, Tramadol and heroin. Drug transportation offences are similar but are designed to catch the major operatives in the drug trade, and apply to transportation of narcotics from one place to another through any mode of transportation at all. Because of the country’s committed policy to stamp out drugs, penalties can be severe and include:

  • Life imprisonment
  • The death penalty (for repeat offences)
  • Hefty fines
  • Probation

The severity of consequences you or your relatives could face in the event of a drug trafficking or transporting charge mean it is imperative that you choose criminal advocacy that will give you the best chance of fighting these charges. Mr. Elhais has successfully advised on such charges at all levels of the legal system.