Dubai services are going online, and the most recent to join these online services is the closing of bounced ues.  From 13 October 2019, people who have cases of bounced cheques under AED 200,000 can have their cases closed without having to go to the police station, simply by paying their fines on their smartphones.

The new service will use facial recognition and artificial intelligence technology to identify the individual. The process will not require the suspect to hire a prosecution representative, instead, a link will be sent to the individual’s phone that will take them to the website where they can complete the legal formalities. Fatima Ahmad Bin Haider, IT director at Dubai Public Prosecution explained the process, “We used Artificial Intelligence and face recognition to identify the suspect to start the investigation. The suspect can either download the case announcement or go physically to prosecution or pay the fine on the same window and complete the formalities without presenting himself physically for the legal order”.

The new service will also allow individuals to object to the legal order, the website provides a link, which, when accessed, will ask for the necessary documents to be uploaded. The new service closes only the criminal liability case; the suspect can still be pursued by the victim in the civil court.

Dubai’s Attorney-General Essam Eisa Al Humaidan said bounced cheques of up to AED 200,000 the highest percentage of cases settled by the Penal Order legislation. Dubai is always looking for innovative ideas to help integrate everyday necessities and smart technology, the new service helps speed up the legal process of bounced cheques, to provide the people with a fast, effective and efficient judicial system.

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