UAE: Penalties for Concealment of Evidence of Crime

UAE: Penalties for Concealment of Evidence of Crime

The UAE Public Prosecution (PP) explained the penalties for the concealment of evidence of the crime with the intent to mislead the judiciary or the investigation authority through a social media post.

According to Article 315 of the Federal Decree-Law No. 31 of 2021, in passing the Crimes and Penalties Law,

"whoever changes the status of persons, locations, or things, or conceals the evidences of a crime or knowingly gives false information about the same, for the purpose of misleading the Court or the authority of investigation or the collection of evidences" shall be sentenced to imprisonment.

This post is a part of the Public Prosecution's continuous efforts to increase their awareness about the latest legislations in the country and enhance legal culture among members of the community.

News Source: Emirates News Agency

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