What are legal cases?
Legal cases are typically resolved through court proceedings or other government-defined processes related to legal matters.
Two types of legal cases exist: civil and criminal. Broadly, each case involves a plaintiff/accuser and a defendant.
A civil case, commonly referred to as a lawsuit, involves a plaintiff filing a complaint in court against another individual. This complaint outlines the alleged harm caused by the defendant’s actions and seeks a remedy for the situation. The requested remedy may include monetary compensation, injunctions, or other appropriate measures.
A judge presiding over the case is responsible for determining the winning side and selecting the most suitable remedy if the plaintiff prevails.
In certain countries, some significant or minor cases are directed to arbitration for a swifter and cost-efficient resolution. Due to the lengthy duration of trials, which can extend for weeks or months, individuals often opt for arbitration as an alternative.
Conversely, a criminal case pertains to an alleged criminal act where the defendant is accused of committing a specific crime. The duration of such cases typically spans from several months to years, contingent upon the presented evidence. During these proceedings, a criminal defense attorney offers assistance.
In certain jurisdictions, defendants are granted the option to pursue a plea bargain. This involves reaching an agreement with the prosecutor, wherein the defendant pleads guilty or no contest in exchange for the prosecutor dropping one or more charges or reducing them to lesser offenses.
What is GDRFA?
The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) is responsible for overseeing foreign nationals in the United Arab Emirates. Their responsibilities encompass the entry and exit of individuals from various nationalities.
They presently stand as one of the foremost port and border directorates globally. They have been entrusted with a vital role that they have excellently fulfilled. Through their exceptional service to foreign individuals in the UAE, they have effectively cultivated a positive rapport with people. This is due to their assistance in resolving legal issues based on UAE law, guiding their decisions and solutions.
What is the Government’s Decision?
The GDRFA has made the decision to permit individuals with legal cases in the UAE to sponsor their families to enter the country, according to a senior official from the UAE government department in Sharjah.
Legalization and Alteration of Visa Status
Individuals, along with their families, who are residing unlawfully and facing legal issues in the UAE, should proactively take steps to regularize their families’ visa statuses. This is a prerequisite before they can initiate the process of modifying their own status. This action needs to be completed before the conclusion of the amnesty period, set for 1 October 2018. Following this, they can address their legal cases or any outstanding obligations by settling fines or violations. For certain legal matters, the appropriate course of action should be pursued immediately after the visa status alteration.
It is important for individuals to recognize that while their families are now permitted to legally stay in the UAE, any ongoing criminal cases will continue to be handled according to UAE law.
Enhancement of Service Efficiency
The government remains committed to expediting processes to ensure enhanced services for the residents of the UAE.
Overcrowding within the center has been alleviated and managed through the implementation of electronic transactions. Their systems are strategically designed to enhance the speed and efficiency of each transaction. This is further reinforced by daily assessments of individuals’ work progress, aimed at fostering continuous improvement and averting any setbacks.