Criminal Law UAE

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UAE criminal law contains many provisions derived from Islamic Shariah law that requires specific knowledge and understanding.

Dr. Elhais has a group of experienced criminal lawyers in Dubai and is well-equipped to assist with all types of criminal matters in the country.

From an initial inquiry to a complex criminal matter, every case is treated with the same degree of care and attention to detail. Dr. Elhais provides the utmost care in ensuring all clients are advised in a fair and lawful manner.

Cyber Crime
Cybercrimes are generally defined as any criminal activity that is committed with the use of a computer or a networked device. Fraud and theft are the primary motivations for most cybercrimes. Entrust your legal matters with our highly experienced cybercrime lawyers.
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Defamation refers to false statements made against another person publicly; intending to negatively impact a person’s reputation or dignity. Protect your name and reputation - get expert legal advice from our team of professional lawyers.
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Drug Crimes
Drug-related crimes committed in the UAE may entail hefty fines and punishments. Dr. Elhais along with the team have over 19 years of experience in handling drug-related cases in the region and are renowned for providing exceptional legal assistance to their clientele.
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With over 19 years of legal expertise in handling extradition cases, Dr. Elhais along with the team are considered to be one of the UAE’s top criminal extradition lawyers. Dr. Elhais along with team are highly sought for their unrivalled knowledge concerning the UAE’s extradition laws.
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Financial Crimes
The UAE, being an economically progressive country is a hotbed for financial crimes such as bank and credit card frauds, bounced cheques, embezzlement, forgery, identity theft, and money laundering. Dr. Elhais along with the team of expert financial crime lawyers can help you protect your assets and finances.
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Violent Crimes
When facing criminal charges related to violent crimes such as assault, murder, and kidnapping, Dr. Elhais along with the team are adept at providing exceptional criminal defence strategies to properly scrutinize all charges brought against a client – thus, getting the most desirable results.
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Sex Crimes
Criminal acts of sexual nature committed in the UAE attract stern punishments. Due to the potentially damaging nature of such charges, it is important to employ highly knowledgeable and experienced criminal lawyers to handle such legal matters to ensure the best resolution for any circumstance.
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Other Common Crimes
The UAE attracts numerous expatriates and newcomers who are often unaware of the important must-knows in the country’s penal code. Dr. Elhais along with the team are part of a multilingual law firm that offers legal expertise in a multitude of languages.
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Dr. Elhais, top legal advisor in Dubai, is trained to handle complex litigation matters such as criminal fraud, breach of trust and drug cases. His relentless pursuit to ensure all cases are advised fairly and accurately and his commitment towards clients has helped him achieve many favourable verdicts in court.

The Right Criminal Lawyer in Dubai to Turn To

With more than 19 years' experience Dr. Elhais along with the team of criminal lawyers in Dubai, Dr. Elhais has a proven track record of providing the best criminal advice to those who are being investigated or facing prosecution for criminal offences.

Dr. Elhais works in tandem with his multi-talented team at Awatif Mohammad Shoqi Advocates & Legal Consultancy. This extensive and skilled network is a real asset to Dr. Elhais’s clients, with an exhaustive range of technology, experts and research databases, our criminal lawyer in Dubai ensures a timely, effective and — where necessary — creative response to any legal problem that may arise.

Dr. Elhais's busy practice is proud to receive referrals from an extensive range of people, including former clients.

A Proven Track Record

Dr. Elhais, along with the team of leading criminal lawyers in Dubai has overseen cases which have achieved successful judgments in the most complex criminal matters. Dr. Elhais makes it a point to keep his clients and their families updated on progress during what can be a very stressful and complicated situation at every step of the process.

If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged under the criminal code, contacting Dr. Elhais should be one of your first steps, to arrange for absolutely confidential consultation. It is important all clients know their legal options and rights to ensure a hasty resolution.

Dr. Elhais has an unshakeable commitment to advising each of his clients with honesty, dedication and complete transparency; all terms of service regarding timing and expenses are outlined in all agreements and any communication from a client will receive a response from Dr. Elhais’s firm within 24 hours.

Dr. Elhais along with the staff understand the importance of quick, effective and straightforward communication and are equipped to handle criminal cases across the UAE, in all seven emirates of the country, as well as taking cases in the federal courts. Because of his long involvement in the UAE’s criminal courts, Dr. Elhais has built successful working relationships across the board, including with other attorneys.

Selecting the right legal counsel is an overwhelming task, but is your best chance of reaching a successful resolution as quick as possible. Dr. Elhais along with the team of criminal lawyers in Dubai, UAE are the experienced and trusted lawyers you need to protect your rights in criminal matters.

Dr. Elhais advises clients on direct appeal of their convictions and in post-conviction petitions and has a record of winning appeals in both Dubai courts and the United Arab Emirates Supreme Court.

A client’s case does not end in the trial court for Dr. Elhais. He maintains ongoing relationships with his clients so he can be of assistance as and when any future need arises.

Client Testimonials

I owe the success of my case to Dr. Hassan's diligent approach. He remained focused, put me at ease and always went the extra mile. Dr. Hassan tirelessly put my case in the best possible light and I cannot thank him enough. I would highly recommend Dr. Hassan - I am grateful to him from the bottom of my heart.

Raphael Lauria
Manager, FME General Trading

Dr. Hassan Elhais is among the best legal consultants I have ever worked with. He has an amazing ability to reduce complex issues into a simple concept that non-legal people can understand. He consistently develops innovative litigation strategies that help us to achieve our ultimate legal goals.

Zhuo Liu

...the extraordinary effort that has been exerted by the staff, and we specially thank Dr. Hassan Mohsen Alhais. Wishing your continues success & excellence...

H.H. Sheikh Saeed Bin
Mohammed Hashir Al Maktoum

I believe everyone should recognize what a difference Dr. Hassan Elhais work has made to people's lives; and especially to our family's life, because we will remain forever grateful to each and every one of his team.

Luis Pozueco

Dr. Hassan Elhais never fears cases that involve exposure and he always gives me his honest assessment of our chances of success, which is invaluable to me.

Bassam Yamout
Director, JM Metal Trading LCC

He aided us not only in providing legal advice but also in all legal issues that required a long term strategic approach to achieve most favorable and optimum outcomes he provided us with high level of professional service.

Philippe Delbecq

Dr. Hassan Elhais is a responsible, reputable counsel who operates to high levels of service.

British Client

Dr Hassan Elhais is responsive, thorough and creative with his advice, and is a valued advisor and legal consultant.

Asma Mattar
Manager, Italian Style

Regardless of the complexity of the matter I know Dr. Hassan Elhais will consider not only legal strategy but also business practicalities in providing advice and litigation options.

Dr. Massimo Hakim
Chairman, Italian Style

I recommend Dr. Hassan Elhais to anyone who says 'I'm in legal trouble'. I was extremely satisfied with the high standard of his work. He has always been there when I have needed him and I refer all my clients, family and friends to him/his firm.

Manish Gupta
Marketing Manager, Express Digital System

Dr. Hassan Elhais was very professional and he listened to my needs. He was very prompt, efficient and always kept me informed. Dr. Hassan Elhais's service was excellent and I would definitely recommend him to friends and colleagues.

James Horsley
British Client

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