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The Dubai Courts.

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Now pay fines instead of go to trial for these offences in Dubai

 

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.

Types of offences and fines

Bounced cheques: Fine of up to Dh200,000

Failing to pay for food: Fine of up to Dh50,000

Failing to pay car rent: Fine of up to Dh50,000

Failing to pay room rent: Fine of up to Dh50,000

Defamation and cursing: Fine of up to Dh50,000

Attempted suicide: Fine of up to Dh50,000

Using telecom to scam, disrupt others: Fine of up to Dh50,000

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