Up to Dhs100,000 fine and a year in jail for assaulting public employees in UAE

The UAE Public Prosecution (PP), on Saturday, clarified through a post published on its social media accounts about the penalty of assault on public employees.

The UAE PP said that in accordance with the Article 297 of Federal Decree-Law No.31 of 2021 on crimes and Penalties, shall be sentenced to detention for a term of no less than six months, whoever uses force, violence or threat with a public servant or a person in charge of a public service with the intention of unduly compelling him to do or abstain from any act falling within his job functions, without reaching his goal, and if he reaches his goal, then he shall be sentenced to detention for a term of no less than one year.

The penalty shall be detention for a term of no less than one year and a fine not exceeding Dhs100,000, if the crime was committed with premeditation or by more than one person, or if the perpetrator was clearly carrying a weapon, or if the crime involves battery.

This post is part of the Public Prosecution’s continuous efforts to promote legal culture among members of the community and increase their awareness about the latest legislation in the country.

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