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CriminalDefence in Drugs cases in UAE

March 24, 2020

The law on drugs is quite severe in the UAE.

Federal Law No. 14 of 1995 criminalizes production, import, export, transport, buying, selling, possessing, storing of narcotic and psychotropic substances unless done so as part of supervised and regulated medical or scientific activities in accordance with the applicable laws.

Anyone found in contravention of Federal Law No. 14 of 1995 serves a jail sentence coupled with deportation.

The process commencing from arrest of the alleged offender till his conviction itself is arduous and taxing for the alleged offender and his family.

From the time he is arrested, he might spend a couple of months or more in prison before the investigation ends and the trial begins. While the case is pending investigation, lawyers have limited or no access to the documents of the case and thus chances of getting a bail is very difficult.

Once the matter is referred to court by the Prosecutor, the lawyer plays an active role in setting up a defence against the charges and even apply for bail.

It is important to remember that the quantum of jail sentence is heavily dependent on the volume and the role of the accused i.e. whether he is a consumer or peddler.

The defence certainly depends on the contents of the charge sheet and hiring a reputable lawyer may get the jail sentence reduced to a minimum.

Justicon will help the accused clients to get in touch with the right lawyer for providing the correct guidance commencing from providing the appropriate defense, applying for bail and reaching the final conclusion of deportation and reduction of jail sentence to a minimum or not at all.