The Dubai Courts.
PHOTO BY ARCHIVE
DUBAI – Starting on December 4, anyone who has committed minor misdemeanours or offences in Dubai will be fined instead of going to trial at the Dubai Misdemeanours Court.
This comes after Attorney-General Essam Eisa Al Humaidan issued a decision ordering prosecutors to fine suspects involved in minor offences rather than indicting them and referring them to court.
The order applies to prosecutors of Deira, Bur Dubai, and Family and Juveniles prosecution wings.
Court authorities have said the order will help reduce waiting time for those involved in minor offences, particularly tourists who get stuck in the UAE for up to six months while waiting to be referred to the Dubai Misdemeanours Court.
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Defamation and cursing: Fine of up to Dh50,000
Attempted suicide: Fine of up to Dh50,000
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