Fast-track resolution of cases begins
dubai — The public prosecution can settle minor offences by imposing fines, instead of referring the defendant to court in Dubai.
Implemented about two weeks ago, some residency cases have already been settled under the new system. The new system will come into effect at all the police stations across Dthe emirate.
As reported by Khaleej Times on Monday, several types of minor offences are covered, such as bounced cheques, minor traffic cases, non-payment of bills and dues, and slanders (exception of public officers and relevant cybercrimes). Under the new system, minor offences will take only a few hours to settle minor offences, and will reduce the flow of cases in courts.
The new system includes the modalities of notifying the defendant of the date a complaint was filed at the competent prosecution; the types of minor offences and misdemeanor cases; and fine amounts to be imposed by the specially-assigned members of prosecutions of Deira, Bur Dubai, Family and Juvenile, Naturalisation and Residency, and Traffic.
The new system also regulate the procedure through which the fines shall be collected and the way the defendants can object to an order issued against them.