Those who are discovered with a substantial amount of an illegal drug in their possession are likely to be prosecuted with the more serious crime of possession with intent to sell. This is a major distinction and it is important you secure the best legal help possible, in order to ensure you are not charged under an elevated crime and wind up facing severe penalties.
If you have found yourself facing a drug charge in the UAE, contact our team from Samira Al Zarooni Advocates and Legal Consultants to arrange a comprehensive and effective defense for yourself in this sensitive situation.
Drug Trafficking and Transportation
The offence of drug trafficking covers the sale or exchange of drugs like marijuana, Tramadol and heroin. Drug transportation offences are similar but are designed to catch the major operatives in the drug trade, and apply to transportation of narcotics from one place to another through any mode of transportation at all. Because of the country’s committed policy to stamp out drugs, penalties can be severe and include:
- Life imprisonment
- The death penalty (for repeat offences)
- Hefty fines
The severity of consequences you or your relatives could face in the event of a drug trafficking or transporting charge mean it is imperative that you choose criminal advocacy that will give you the best chance of fighting these charges. We have successfully advised on such charges at all levels of the legal system.