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DUBAI – UAE residents with bounced cheque cases no longer need to settle their case in court as part of new rules by the Attorney General.
Bounced cheque cases were among 28 minor crimes that will now incur a fine instead of being settled in court.
The UAE Attorney General said that the move is meant to speed up operations of the country’s courts.
Issuing a bounced cheque valued at up to Dh50,000 will now incur a fine of Dh2,000 instead of jail term from one month up to three years and a fine of up to Dh30,000.
The penalty for bounced cheque cases valued from Dh50,001 to Dh100,000 is now set at Dh5,000 instead of jail time of one month to three years and a fine of up to Dh30,000.
Bounced cheque cases valued from Dh100,001 up to Dh200,000 will now incur a fine of Dh10,000 instead of jail time of up to three years and a fine of up to Dh30,000.
Here’s the full list of downgraded minor crimes:
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