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Addressing Defamation in the Digital Age: UAE's Perspective
Online defamation raises a myriad of legal questions, leaving individuals unsure of whether to take legal action, the potential consequences for the defendant, and the possibility of claiming compensation for damages. ...
Facing a Bounced Cheque Issue? Know Your Legal Rights
A cheque, as per Federal Law Number 18 of 1993, is an order from the drawer to a bank, indicating a specific sum to be paid to a third person...
Steps to Report False Accusations
The United Arab Emirates criminalizes filing false complaints if the complainant...
What Are the Drug Possession Convictions in the UAE
Drug crimes are severely punished in the United Arab Emirates. The UAE has now recently introduced new law...
Five Points You Should Know About Breach of Trust Before You Accuse Somebody
Breach of trust can only take place if the crime’s object was movable property, whether it was money or a document...
7 Key Measures in Preventing Cybercrimes in the Banking Sector
The UAE has been at the forefront of taking decisive and proactive measures to curb the prevalence of cyber-attacks in the region.
Criminal Case Proceedings in the UAE
It is important for anyone accused in any criminal case to understand what his rights are in criminal sessions.
Federal Criminal Conviction and Its Long Term Consequences in the UAE
Federal crime in the UAE has immediate and long-term effects for anyone who’s facing the punishments imposed by the country’s penal code.
What is the Electronic Insurance Policy and Why You Need It?
With thousands of online insurance offers, the Insurance Authority of the Government of the UAE Government issued the Insurance Authority Board of Directors' Resolution.
Gupta Brothers Arrested in Dubai, Understanding the UAE’s Extradition Process
After being traced to the UAE, two brothers accused of stealing billions of dollars from South African state-owned companies may be sent back to face South African authorities – all thanks to a recently ratified extradition treaty between South Africa and the UAE.
How are Misdemeanor and Felony Cases Handled in the UAE
A crime can be generally classified as ‘infractions’, ‘misdemeanours’ and ‘felony’ depending on the gravity of the offense.
Foreign Bribery Law in the UAE
In most jurisdictions, bribery is considered a criminal offense, especially when the act is committed to bribe a public official.
What is the Punishment for Fake Claims in Court?
In this video, we’ll discuss the concept of false reporting or making fake claims under UAE law and its punishments.
Dr. Hassan Elhais on UAE's New Laws on Illegal Drugs - The Agenda Podcast - Dubai Eye 103.8
Dr. Hassan Elhais, talks about the details of the biggest changes in the country’s drug laws during the podcast with Georgia Tolley (Dubai Eye)
5 Legal Defenses to Prevent Extradition Requests in the UAE
Extradition can be described as a sequence of change documents through diplomatic channels between authorities seeking handover of an alleged criminal...
What is Money Laundering and its Punishments in the UAE?
The United Arab Emirates remains committed to instituting anti-money laundering practices in the country and thereby imposing strict penalties to offenders in money laundering cases.
Slander and Libel and Their Punishments in The UAE
‘Slander’ and ‘Libel’ are said to occur when someone makes a false statement about you and which potentially damages your reputation.
Major Changes in the Alcohol Laws in Dubai
With the recent changes effected in the federal laws, the consumption of alcohol has been legalized in the UAE, subject to the restrictions imposed by each emirate.
Key Measures to Prevent Financial Cybercrimes
Cybercrime involves the use of a computer as an instrument to further illegal ends, such as committing fraud, trafficking in child pornography and intellectual property, identity theft, privacy violations etc.
Spreading False Information on Social Media and its Penalties
It seeks to prohibit the use of the Internet to publish, circulate or spread false news, rumors or misleading information, which are contrary to the news published by official source.
The UAE Issued a Complete Ban on All Drones
The ban applies to owners, practitioners as well enthusiasts of drones and applies to both air and sailing spots.
Can You Drop a Criminal Case Once it Has Been Filed?
This short video will explain to you how to drop a case and waive your right.
What is Identity Theft and How Do You Avoid It?
Identity theft can be very simply defined as the crime of obtaining personal or financial information of another person with the intention of using their identity in order to commit fraud.
5 Tips to Avoid Jail Time When Drinking Alcohol in UAE
This short video, will show you tips to avoid jail time when drinking alcohol in the UAE.
The Long-Term Consequences of Being Convicted of a Federal Crime
Imposing the punishments based on the court judgment is thus the most direct consequence of a conviction under the criminal laws in the UAE.
What's a Double Negative and Can it Be Used in Courts?
A double negative is when two negative words or constructions are used within a single clause.
What is UAE's Defamation Law?
Defamation’ can be defined as making and spreading false statements about a person of a nature that can cause harm to the reputation of such person (victim).
Punishments for Trespassing and Burglary in the UAE
The act of burglary is not uncommon in any country and is certainly considered as a crime in any part of the world and so in UAE.
5 Categories of Assault
The Federal law no. 3 of 1987 concerning promulgating the penal code and its amendment (UAE Penal Code), categories ‘assault’ into various types, such as...
5 Tips to Prevent Identity Fraud in the UAE
Anyone can be trapped or become a victim of identity fraud and sometimes it is difficult to ascertain as to how the identity was stolen. Hence, if you are a victim of identity theft, you must immediately follow the following steps.
5 Laws Expats Should Know About Drugs in UAE
The consumption of illegal drugs in the UAE is a criminal offence, punishable by possible imprisonment or deportation.
Simple Theft and its Punishments in the UAE
Cases of simple theft involve where the accused perpetrate the theft under the following circumstances and is liable for imprisonment for a minimum period of 1 year
Crypto scams: What are your legal defense and guide to avoid being scammed
A cryptocurrency can be understood as a digital currency that can be used to buy goods and services functioning on blockchain technology and online ledger record.
UAE's Enhanced Security to Avoid Road Accidents
UAE has issued new guidelines under Ministerial Resolution Number 178 of 2017 in order to enhance more security to avoid road accidents.
What are your legal rights under sexual harassment?
Such obstinate and malignant actions often rely on pervasive beliefs embedded in a given society that might inadvertently condone maltreatment against women.
Your Rights Against Domestic Violence
A 6-month old pregnant woman asked if She can file a complaint against Her husband for physical and mental abuse. Watch our Shorts to learn more.
What are the punishments for spying on an individual regardless of relation as per the UAE laws?
Individual privacy is highly respected and protected in the UAE. Privacy violations in the UAE can invite both jail term or fines for offenders.
Can You Visit the UAE Despite Having an Absconding Case?
Learn more about the laws that apply when traveling to the UAE with an existing absconding case.
Changes in Criminal and Civil Laws Boost UAE’s Ambitious Vision
The UAE government recently introduced sweeping changes to the civil and criminal laws governing various matters such as consumption of alcohol, consensual sex, cohabitation, inheritance, among other changes.
Can You Use Whatsapp Messages As Evidence In UAE Courts?
With a constant increase in the usage of Whatsapp messages in our daily routine, a lot of people have started asking if these messages can be used written evidence before the court of law.
What is cybercrime and its punishment in the UAE?
For the purposes of relevance, Cyber Crime Law no 5 of 2015 does not define what constitutes cybercrime.
Is it illegal to charge interest when loaning someone's money?
Is it illegal to charge interest when loaning someone money.
Can I legally hire a private investigator in the UAE?
Appointing a private investigator is illegal in the UAE. Even if you bring them from outside the country, it is against Article No 378 of UAE Criminal Law...
What medicine I can bring into the country
I want to bring some medicines into the UAE from my home country. I do not know if they are authorised or not. How can I find out?
What you should know about the Penalties for Carrying and Possessing Marijuana in the UAE?
Import of marijuana inside the UAE may be subject to Article 6 of the Federal Law No. 14/1995 on the Control of Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances (UAE Narcotics Law), which prohibits the import, among other activities such as use, manufacture, export and other related activities, of substances listed under schedule nos. 1,2, 4, and 5.
Electronic Tagging for Offenders in UAE
Dr. Hassan Elhais explains about electronic tagging for offenders in the UAE under Law No. 17 of 2018 that provides for an alternative to imprisonment in certain offences.
Bail Condition in UAE
Dr. Hassan Elhais explains what would happen if someone breaches bail conditions or the financial guarantee in a criminal investigation.
Difference between aggravated theft and theft
Dr. Hassan Elhais explains the Difference between aggravated theft and theft.
What Are the Laws on Suicide Attempts?
Dr. Hassan Elhais explains how under UAE law, committing suicide is a crime.
Hiring a Private Investigator in the UAE
Dr. Hassan Elhais explains if it's possible to hire a Private Investigator in the UAE.
What are the traffic violations and fines?
Dr. Hassan Elhais explains the traffic violations and fines under the UAE Traffic Laws.
Cybercrime Law in UAE: In-depth Definition
In continuation to the video "What is cybercrime and its punishment in the UAE?", Dr. Hassan Elhais will further explain more about cybercrime as per UAE Laws.
What is cybercrime and its punishment in the UAE?
Dr. Hassan Elhais will explain the offenses covered within the definition of cybercrime under the UAE Laws.
Traffic Crime - Answering Legal Questions UAE
Date: August 23, 2016 - Legal Consultant in Dubai Dr. Hassan Elhais answers some questions relating to common legal inquiries that stem from traffic accidents. This includes legal duties at the time of the accident, a statute of limitations in both criminal and civil cases, damages available, and how far insurance policies may limit financial liability.
Cyber Crime - Answering Legal Questions UAE
Date: May 10, 2016 - In this video, you will learn about what counts as cybercrime, duties of the victim in reporting the crime to authorities and insurance companies, the punishments involved, where VPNs fit into cybercrime laws, and what to do in case your domain name or identity is stolen.
Geo News Dubai - The UAE Cyber Law
Date: July 16, 2015 - Legal Consultant in Dubai Dr. Hassan Elhais gives his advice on UAE Cyber Law and the law is introduced stop Internet fraud and it also “enough to deter people” from insulting other online users.
Sexual Crime - Answering Legal Questions UAE
Date: March 8, 2016 - Legal Consultant in Dubai Dr. Hassan Elhais differentiates the four categories of sexual crime including rape, sex outside of marriage, prostitution, and other actions that may offend another party.
General Crime - Answering Legal Questions UAE
Date: January 21, 2016 - Legal Consultant in Dubai Dr. Hassan Elhais answers frequently asked questions related to general crime here in the United Arab Emirates.