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Top-notch Criminal Lawyers in Abu Dhabi


Presumption of innocence is the corner stone of a vast majority of legal systems all around the world. This principle states that anyone accused of a criminal offense is innocent until proven guilty, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is no exception to this legal principle. The UAE Federal Law Number 3 of 1987 (the Penal Code), as well as the UAE Federal Law Number 35 of 1992 (the Criminal Procedure Code), along with their respective amendments, are the main codes regulating the criminal framework in Abu Dhabi.

Our team of Criminal Lawyers in Abu Dhabi advises our client from the police station and the Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution the final judgment rendered by the Abu Dhabi courts. Thanks to our Criminal Lawyers’ state of the art methods and deep knowledge of the UAE Criminal Law, we have successfully defended our clients in numbers of high-profile and complex criminal cases, obtaining favorable judgment and clearing their name.

The UAE Criminal Law is unique in its roots and specifics, taking its source from Shariah Law. Hence, necessarily requesting Criminal Lawyers to be resourceful, open-minded, and knowledgeable. Our team of legal experts, composed of the best local and international lawyers, who graduated from prestigious universities in the UAE and abroad. Hence, our team of lawyers in Abu Dhabi is tailor-made to defend its clients, accused and/ or charged with the following (but not limited to):

  • Violent crimes
  • Financial crimes
  • Drug crimes
  • Cybercrimes
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Felonies and misdemeanors

Our team believes in taking a proactive approach in such matter. This is why we encourage people accused or charged with a criminal offense to contact specialized lawyers at the earliest. After a client has contacted our Abu Dhabi office, a seasoned defense attorney will listen to his/ her story and provide bespoke legal advice in line with the specifics of his/ her case.


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If you have any question, or have been accused/ charged with a criminal offense in Abu Dhabi, please use the following contact form to get in touch with our team of Criminal Lawyers.

Reach Out to Well Qualified Criminal Lawyers


Our criminal law advocates and consultants, are completely qualified and experienced in a wide range of legal matters. Starting from dealing with clients who have been charged with criminal charges, we offer a full spectrum of criminal law services from the moment of arrest through criminal investigations, court appearances, and appeals.

Our team of Emirati criminal lawyers work closely with our clients from the time of the initial police inquiry until the court appearances. We are authorized to represent clients before all UAE courts, including the Court of First Instance, Court of Appeals and Court of Cassation. Additionally, we provide legal services, counsel, and support for clients in police stations, as well as the drafting of legal documents, memorandums and pleadings and briefs. Our firm’s regional success rates in contentious matters have further enabled us to broaden our horizons over the past years. We are one of the few law firms in Abu Dhabi with the knowledge of a domestic firm and the resources of an international firm. Our law firm in UAE ensures that our clients never have to follow up on the status of the case as our teams shares the latest progress and developments in the case in a prompt manner. We endeavour to provide our clients with up-to-date and bespoke legal advice based on the latest legislations and market sentiments. This enables us to understand our clients’ cases and interests to provide a clear picture of the options that are available at each juncture of a litigation case.

Highest Success Rate in Criminal Legal Defence


We are committed in providing clients exceptional criminal defence services. A well-known fact is that we are able to resolve even the most complex criminal matters successfully. Our best criminal defence lawyers are respected by public prosecutors and judges throughout for their integrity and ethical representation. The close relationship we have with individuals and their families is something we are very proud of. This ensures that everyone is kept appraised of the status of their case during the criminal justice process.

At Fotis International Law Firm, we are extremely dedicated to providing the highest quality criminal defence available to those under investigation or prosecution for local and federal offences. Our team of criminal defence lawyers, advocates, researchers, and administrators are committed to superior performance and results, earned through tireless effort and the highest ethical standards. Our attorneys have extensive experience in criminal law and have handled a wide range of cases. We are proud to offer a wide range of legal services to clients throughout the UAE. We represent clients charged with crimes ranging from misdemeanours to complex felonies. We have extensive experience handling all types of cases, such as assault and battery, sex crimes, drug offences, and counterfeiting. We are proud of our ability to provide high-quality, effective legal services to clients from all walks of life. Our firm’s diverse clientele includes business owners, executives, professionals and individuals accused of crimes ranging from minor traffic violations to more serious felonies. The firm handles local and federal cases nationwide. Our criminal defence lawyers handle cases in all UAE courts, including but not limited to, Fujairah, Abu Dhabi, Federal Supreme Court and Dubai. It is not simple to deal with a criminal accusation. Therefore, you must get a trustworthy lawyer to handle your case and shield you from negative outcomes. As the top criminal defence lawyers in the nation, you can rely on us to use every available legal tactic to reduce or eliminate the charges. We enlist the aid of forensic specialists in order to contest the forensic evidence used against our clients while doing everything in our power to safeguard their personal and professional selves.

Legal Services

We can help you in the following practice areas.


Corporate Law

Know the corporate laws inside out. Our lawyers will help you understand everything related to the corporate field so that you make the best decision.


Criminal Law

Be the one on the good side, never allow anyone to taint your image. With our lawyers by your side, you will never be wrongly punished.


Family Law

Never feel alone, we are always with you till the last step. We will help you achieve what truly belongs to you.

What our clients say


From the time your firm onboarded us as a client, we have observed your significant customer service in adverse situations and the team's ability to undertake and execute assignments on banking and finance, due diligence, and regulatory compliance on stern timelines


The real-life applicability of think outside the box helped our management and administrative staff to take adequate decisions at every step of the way to litigation and corporate matters.


Your representation in our Company's legal matters have proved to be both effective and efficient, we are confident that your team shall continue to grow to become one of the largest law firms in the region.


The team at Fotis International has a complete understand on the laws and regulations of the United Arab Emirates as well as internationally and we have benefitted from your team unparalleled experience and dedicated approach to our litigation and corporate matters


Your team has been instrumental in solving some intricate and sensitive matters of our company and we hope to maintain a long-standing corporate and friendly relation with your entire group

- Al Fahad Electromechanical Contracting LLC

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