Criminal defence in the United Arab Emirates
Our law firm specialising in criminal defence in the United Arab Emirates has mainly dealt with immigrants involved in occasional crimes.
The development in recent years of Dubai and the entire United Arab Emirates has necessitated the development of an important network of law firms affiliated with International Lawyers Associates. One could often read in newspapers around the world and on the Internet about the controversy surrounding the flight to these countries of European criminal justice fugitives convicts, often eminent personalities from the world of international business and politics. The coordinator of the trial and international affairs area, lawyer Alexandro Maria Tirelli, followed some international events concerning the extradition of famous politicians and drug traffickers, who were able to find refuge in the Arabian Peninsula.
From a political point of view, the United Arab Emirates (Arabic دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة, Dawlat al-Imārāt al-ʿArabiyya al-Muttaḥida, “State of the United Arab Emirates”) is a state in the south-east of the Arabian Peninsula. The Arab nation consists of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujaira, Ras al-Khaima, Sharja and Umm al-Qaywayn. Before 1971, they were known as the Trucial States. International Lawyers is present in all 7 emirates.
Dubai and the EUAs can boast one of the lowest endogenous crime rates in the world, which is a source of pride for the sheikhs. In the souqs (markets) one rarely sees scenes of crime or fraud perpetrated against foreign tourists. Our law firm has often dealt with immigrants (Indians, Pakistanis, Filipinos) involved in occasional crimes: vehicular manslaughter, injuries, property and personal crimes.
Nevertheless, in recent times, our lawyers specialised in criminal defence in the Arab Emirates have been busy defending subjects importing drugs from South America, given that the great phenomenon of international drug trafficking is already incredibly affecting even the richest Arab countries, despite the fact that very serious punishments are envisaged for those responsible for these crimes. International economic crime is also an extremely important catchment area for our law firm.
ILA: your criminal defence throughout the Emirates
In the UAE, judges can order permanent expulsion from the country.
In the UAE, judges may order permanent expulsion from the country, to be implemented as an alternative to imprisonment. Pre-trial detention is implemented for a long initial period at police barracks and only after a sufficiently long period, detainees are transferred to state prisons.
The United Arab Emirates (abbreviated UAE) was formed by a group of sheikhs from the Arabian Peninsula. On 2 November 2004, the first president, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, died. He was succeeded by his first son, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan, elected by the Supreme Council. However, the largely modernised legal system does not compare with that of the Western-style rule of law. In concrete professional practice, the lawyers of International Lawyers Associates pay the utmost attention, establishing continuous contact with consular activities, to constantly monitor the respect of the dignity of detention and the observance of procedural rules.
Oil is the main economic source in the United Arab Emirates and is an essential component of the GDP.
Oil was discovered in Abu Dhabi in 1958 and in Dubai in 1966. The revenues literally blew up the nation in an incredible economic boom, to the point that Dubai is universally known as the ‘New York of the Arabian Gulf’.
Three systems of palm-shaped islands and peninsulas (the Palm Islands: ‘The Palm Deira’, ‘The Palm Jumeirah’, already completed, and ‘The Palm Jebel Ali’) are nearing completion in Dubai: a sort of scaled representation of the globe, made up of an incredible number of artificial islets (The World), which aspire to be a ‘colony of wealthy multi-millionaire tourists’. For these reasons, International Lawyers also provides assistance in the field of international mediation and anti-money laundering compliance to international clients worldwide.