Drug Possession and Personal Consumption
UAE does not have any consideration for arrests of individuals possessing a controlled substance. Whether you are a repeat offender or a first-time offender, you may receive very harsh consequences for your actions. The consequences may be a prison or jail term, fines and probation to name a few. Drug transportation often drives additional criminal behavior and violent crimes that often result in homicide. Therefore, Dubai is very tough to individuals condemned of the transportation of drugs. According to the Dubai Department of Corrections, out of 16,000 prisoners, 2,000 are in jail because of a drug offense. Drugs usually found in possession and/or sold on the street are cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine and some synthetic cannabis.
Often, if drugs are discovered in your possession, you may be charged by law enforcement in UAE of possession with intent to sell, even if the drugs were for your personal use. Punishments for a drug charge are based on :
1) The nature of drug
2) Quantity of drugs in possession
3) Intent to sell, or distribute
4) Past criminal record and the details surrounding the case.
In the circumstance that you have become involved with the law due to a drug possession charge, you should hire an expert and professional drug criminal defense lawyer. At Al Ithihad, our lawyers are professionals due to their legitimate credentials and expertise within the courtroom and offer expert, yet aggressive representation.
A criminal defense lawyer can make all the difference in your drug possession case. A criminal defence lawyer will attempt to have the charges against you lowered or dismissed altogether. Whether this is your first conviction or ninth, our criminal defence lawyers will provide you with excellent criminal defence for your drug possession case. Contact our office today to speak with an experienced drug criminal defence lawyer.
A drug trafficking offense in any of the Emirates can result in a criminal charge. Heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and Tramadol are the most common drugs found in drug trafficking cases. Dubai takes a no tolerance stance on the fight against drugs.
The charges that can be made against you for drug trafficking crimes are extreme; the penalty can be up to life imprisonment, and If you are convicted for the second time it can end up in a death penalty. Your rights and freedom may be hard if you have been accused of a drug crime in Dubai. Hiring a skilled criminal defence lawyer will provide you with the best outcome possible for your drug trafficking case. A drug trafficking conviction can result in long-term incarceration in a local or federal prison. Our criminal defence lawyers and advocates have defended clients in both Dubai and federal court.
In Dubai, the laws against the illegal transportation of drugs are intended to punish big time dealers and repeat offenders rigorously. Drug transportation is described as the unlawful transportation of a controlled substance from one place to another via motor vehicle, aircraft, train, watercraft, or by any other means.
Punishment of a drug trafficking offense can result in various penalties. The penalties differ upon the type and classification of the drug being transported, the geographic location, the amount being transported and any engagement of children or youth. Drugs coming into Dubai from other countries face the most severe penalties and punishment. We will ensure that we increase your chances at keeping your freedom and your rights are protected and that you obtain superior legal representation for your case.
In many cases, you can be punished for a drug transportation charge in federal court. Reach our criminal defense lawyers if you are formally charged or have been arrested for the crime of drug transportation. We give free consultation to evaluate your drug transportation case and answer any queries that you may have.