HOMICIDE AND MANSLAUGHTER
Homicide is an act that results in the death of another human being. Criminal homicide can be caused by several factors. Typically criminal homicide is due to intentional or unintentional, premeditated, reckless or careless behavior on the part of another.
Types of crimes involving homicide include:
1st degree Murder: A homicide committed intentionally with premeditation or malice aforethought, the punishment is death penalty if any of aggravating circumstances is present:
• Premeditation and surveillance.
• If the homicide is connected to other crime.
• If the victim is an official employee killed on duty.
• If the victim is one of parent.
• If the killing is done by using a poisonous or explosive material.
In case of homicide without presence of above circumstances, and with no prior planning, the imprisonment varies between three years to life sentence, the period of imprisonment determined according to each case circumstances and condition.
Manslaughter: Manslaughter is defined as the crime of killing another human being without premeditation and without prior planning. Manslaughter can be voluntary or involuntary. It is considered voluntary manslaughter when an intentional killing of another human being takes place. It is determined to be involuntary murder when the death of another is unintentional. Vehicular manslaughter is a form of involuntary manslaughter that is an unintentional killing, which takes place while a person is driving recklessly or is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
A manslaughter charge is taken very seriously in UAE and can have very harsh consequences. The penalties that may result due to a manslaughter conviction include:
• Jail sentence
• Fine and compensation
• Forfeiture of your driver’s license
• “Strike” on your criminal record for life (Good conduct license)
Involuntary Manslaughter: The unintentional killing of a human being.
Voluntary Manslaughter The voluntary manslaughter include the followings:
1. Vehicular Manslaughter:
A death that is unintentional and is the result of reckless driving, such as DUI and it is punishment may reach three years imprisonment.
2. Death causing beating:
Is the assault on other body in any means without the intention of killing, but lead to death, the punishment in this case may reach imprisonment for ten years.
Homicide will most likely result in a felony charge in UAE. Regardless of the specific crime committed, you need a strong legal criminal defense team to protect you immediately. Whether you have been accused of involuntary or voluntary manslaughter, we know how to defend your rights and protect your future. Our legal team at The Law Offices of Mohamed Al Marzooqi Advocates & Consultancy will review the circumstances of your homicide case and will discuss with you what options you have in regards to achieving a successful outcome for your homicide case.
Our legal team will protect your rights immediately and will do whatever we can to keep you out of jail and will do their best efforts to achieve acquittal against charges if it is possible. It is important to retain the services of a trusted legal team so that they can begin investigating the charges against you, and protecting any evidence from the crime scene immediately. Our legal team has the experience needed to defend you and your homicide case in UAE. Your freedom is important to us. Contact our offices today to set up an appointment with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to go over your homicide case. Our criminal legal consultants look forward to providing you with exceptional legal representation and a winning defense.