Criminal Law / Violent Crimes

If you have been charged with any number or type of crimes of violence, your best chance at securing a satisfactory outcome is to hire a legal team that has experience in this area. Your case must be defended properly from the outset.

Mr. Elhais and lawyers working in his team are well-versed in the art of advising such crimes and will properly scrutinise all charges brought against a client and argue against pre-trial imprisonment till adjudication in the case.

Mr. Elhais and his associates have an armoury of defence strategies that they will employ in order to best protect your legal rights if you are facing charges such as:

Assault and Battery

In criminal law, a charge of assault requires a specific intent to cause physical harm to another. An assault charge is extremely serious and can result in immediate imprisonment. Conviction can lead to:

  • A prison term
  • Fines
  • Victim restitution order
  • Parole
  • A permanent mark on your criminal record
  • It can also lead to loss of employment and a damaged reputation
  • Deportation

Mr. Elhais has experiencing advising on all types of assault cases with excellent results.

Homicide Charges

These range from unintentional homicide or manslaughter charges to first degree murder charges, in which the killing was intentional.


Killing is a crime of murdering another human, and it is divided into manslaughter, which is committed without criminal intent, premeditation, or previous surveillance and identification, and willful killing in which the murderer has intended to commit the crime.

A common type of involuntary manslaughter is vehicular manslaughter, where a person accidentally kills another while driving recklessly or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Such charges can have very harsh penalties in Dubai, including:

  • A prison term of up to 15 years, which can be upgraded to life in aggravating circumstances such as if the homicide was linked to another crime.
  • Hefty fines
  • Forfeiture of driver's license
  • Such crimes are stated in criminal record of the sentenced.
  • Judge has a discretionary authority on applying Deportation in such crimes.

First Degree Murder:

This crime covers cases where a homicide was committed intentionally with premeditation. This crime is punishable by the death penalty.

We are adept at advising clients in all types of homicide cases, to give them the best chance of success. Our local criminal lawyers and advocates will vigorously defend your rights and do whatever we can to keep you out of jail.

Freedom of you and your relatives is a priority for us. Should you or one of your relatives face any of such crimes, don't hesitate to contact us at the earliest.


A person can be charged with the crime of kidnapping if they forcibly abduct another and hold them against their will. This is a very serious offence and requires experienced counsel to handle the matter effectively.

Penalties can include:

  • A prison term up to 15 years
  • Deportation

Aggravated kidnapping, which is kidnapping with the addition of an aggravating circumstance like inflicting harm or holding a person for ransom, can lead to life imprisonment.

Mr. Elhais has provided advice in all types of kidnapping cases and is experienced in handling such matters.

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